There are benefits to installing a boiler to heat your home. Most people have yet to discover boiler benefits, as most homes are already outfitted with a furnace.   

At Jack Kiefer Heating & Air, our goal is to help you find the right fit. We hope the following information will help you understand how a boiler works, and what system of heating will work best for your home.

What is a Boiler and How Does it Work?

A boiler is a hydronic heating system. In nonscientific terms, that means water and steam are used to create, and transfer heat. The water is heated using natural gas or electricity, then sealed pipes send it on to radiators, and baseboard registers throughout your home. You can also heat the floor with a hydronic heating system.

Boiler Heat May Save You Money on Your Energy Bill

Your energy bill in the winter fluctuates depending upon the amount of electricity or gas required to make your HVAC system work. 

Typically boilers use less fuel to heat your home. It has to do with the make -up of heated water, and resulting steam. When you compare steam to air, steam is capable of holding more heat. It is also light weight, which means it may require less energy to move steam to different rooms in your home.

A Boiler Creates a More Consisten Heat

It may take a little longer for a boiler to warm your home, but once you reach your desired temperature there is a payoff. Radiant heat from a boiler  provides a more consistent heat that will be maintained for a longer period of time.

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You Can Get Double Duty from a Boiler

One benefit of installing a boiler is that you get double the service. A boiler will create steam to heat your home. It can also deliver hot water to your faucets. If you choose a furnace, you will need a separate hot water heater. This is a distinction that may play a role in your choice, if you are installing HVAC from scratch.

A Boiler Will Contribute to Cleaner Indoor Air

Indoor air quality is important to any homeowner. After all, it’s the air that you and your family breathe every day. You may find that a boiler helps to maintain cleaner indoor air. New air from outside will not be entering through duct work, as a boiler warms air that already exists in your home. With this in mind, you may have fewer dust particles, pollen and other allergens that can trigger chronic health conditions. Also, a boiler won’t dry out your home environment as much as hot air that is blown through a furnace.

You Can Take Advantage of Zone Heating with a Boiler

There is a zone valve on a boiler that controls the flow of water in a hydronic heating system. The valve can be closed or open, which allows you to customize heat delivery to certain rooms or zones in your home. This is good news, as the U.S. Department of Energy reports a zoned system can save you up to 30% on your heating bill.

Boiler Maintenance is Minimal

Once the boiler is installed, there is minimal maintenance.You should have a certified HVAC expert inspect the boiler once a year to troubleshoot any problems. For instance, a water leak may be avoided with proper maintenance of the seals and valves.

Contact Us with Your HVAC Questions

Our HVAC services include boiler installation and maintenance. Just as important, we are here to offer expert advice, to help you decide whether a boiler or furnace will best suit your heating needs. We are licensed, and insured, and our company’s mission and values are driven by honesty, and expertise. We also offer HVAC financing so you can afford the quality system you deserve.
Give us a call at (920) 637-4189, or drop us an email. We look forward to meeting you, and exceeding your HVAC expectations!