Heating season is most definitely here, though we have a little bit of time before things start to get really cold. If you are in the market for a new heating system, now is the perfect time to get one installed. You don’t want to be without heat in your home when it starts to snow outside, after all. Why not consider installing a boiler system in your home? If you’ve never thought about the benefits of having a boiler-based heating system, read on to find out more.
How a Boiler System Works
A boiler heating system is comprised of two parts: the boiler that heats and distributes the water, and the pipe network through which the water flows. The pipes are installed in the walls or subfloor of each room in the house, and are all connected to the boiler. The boiler pumps hot water through these pipes during operation. As the water flows through the pipes, the heat from it radiates through them and into the room. This is how the boiler heats the house. It is also why this form of heating is called “radiant heating.”
The Benefits of a Boiler System
Radiant heating offers a number of unique advantages, first among them that of energy efficiency. Water makes a much better thermal medium than air does, able to hold more heat for longer. Boiler systems also don’t have to worry about duct leaks, which cause losses up to 30% in forced air systems.
Boilers also heat rooms more evenly than forced air heating systems. Since warm air rises to the top of a room and sinks as it cools, forced air heating systems tend to create hot and cold spots during operation. Boilers transport thermal energy between solid objects, keeping all the heat near the floor of the room where it’s needed.
If you’d like to know more, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We install and service boilers throughout Haddonfield, NJ.