It is time to start preparing your home for the winter months, and that means giving consideration to your heating situation. If you are in the market for a new home heating system, then consider installing a boiler system this fall. Forced air systems are more popular than boilers, but boiler systems actually have quite a few advantages to recommend them. Let’s take a look at how boiler systems operate, and the benefits associated with them.
How Boiler Systems Work
Boiler systems rely on a series of pipes, which are installed in the walls and floors the home. The boiler heats and distributes water through these pipes during its operation. As the hot water flows through the pipes, the heat radiates through them and into the rooms. This form of heating is known as radiant heating. Occasionally, there are terminals like iron radiators and baseboard heaters installed at various points of the room.
The Advantages of Using a Boiler System
There are many advantages to using a boiler system. First and foremost, a boiler system is far more energy efficient than most traditional heaters. Forced air heating systems rely on air to transport heat, which has a number of disadvantages. Air is not as good at absorbing and holding thermal energy as water is, which means it ends up delivering less output to the home. Duct leaks are also quite common in forced air systems, which contributes to a massive loss of output, as much as 30%. Boiler systems use water to transport heat, and do not have to worry about duct leaks, which means that they deliver much more of their output to the intended destination.
If you would like to know more about boiler systems, call Sound Heating. We serve the entire Tacoma, WA area.