Different Types of Boilers

Making the right decision is always a herculean task when the need arises to upgrade or replace the residential boiler. This is because of the increase in the number of brands and the many different categories and varieties of boilers in the market. That is why it’s critical to understand the different types of boilers and their classifications before spending your hard-earned money to purchase a unit for your home.

So experts at Just Water Heaters wrote this article to give you an insight into the different types of boilers available, their classifications, unique properties, and other significant considerations before your next purchase.

Steam Boilers

This type of heating system can be found in many older buildings, multi-residence, and apartment buildings. They are designed to heat water with a heat exchanger and distribute it through the home plumbing fixtures that are connected to radiators.

They are preferred in older homes because when it comes to billing, residential steam boilers are affordable. If you have an older structure or a historic home and you want the installation of steam boilers, our plumbers are ready to help. The installation of functional steam boilers is complex, so do not go down the road of wrong installations just to get cheaper services. 

Hot Water Boilers

Due to their designs, they can be used in a broad range of applications in the home and commercial locations. With hot water boilers installed in your home, you will enjoy comfort, durability, and safety.

The difference between hot water boiler and heaters get some people confused. Though they are related when it comes to functionality, a hot water boiler can be used in large residential homes or estates while water heaters are used in flats and smaller apartments.

Water boilers also have industrial applications because they are used to heat water until it turns to steam.

For residential homes, there are two types of hot water boilers – the high-temperature hot water boiler that is designed to heat water above 250° Fahrenheit or pressures. While the low-temperature hot water boiler heats below 250° Fahrenheit or pressures. If you’re looking to buy a new home and you want the heating system to be upgraded, you can give us a call for the installation of hot water boilers. They will enable you to enjoy high efficiency and low operating costs.

Natural Gas Boilers

When it comes to efficiency in keeping your rooms warm as well as providing hot water for daily use, the natural gas boilers have no rival. Its swift operations make hot water or steam flow to radiant heating systems easy. The natural gas boilers help homeowners to save a lot in energy with above 95% efficiency, and interestingly, most of the gas-powered boilers in the market are Energy Star certified. 

Electric Boilers

The electric boilers are high in demand because of their environmental friendliness and efficiency. They have no exhaust fumes, they are space-efficient, they do not rely on fossil fuel to operate, and installation costs are lower. The only set back to these type of boilers is power outages which rarely happens.

Other types of boilers homeowners should be into consideration are the oil boiler and the condensing boiler. The oil boilers are also known as the oil-fired boilers, and they are common in the rural areas while the condensing boilers are highly recommended when your interest is in energy efficiency, they are designed to operate with the separate heat exchangers to maintain the temperature of the water in the pipes.

Call for Professional Boiler Installation or Repair Service

For the installation of different types of boilers in your home, we have highly equipped and experienced plumbers that will render such services at affordable prices. Experts at Just Water Heaters are also available for a routine check on the safety valve, gauges, and controls of the boiler to make it work even more efficiently.