How Does a Gas Boiler Work?

Ever wondered how your home maintains a warm “atmosphere” even on winter days? It’s because there is an effective system in place. And that, most of the time, is a boiler system.

A boiler is part of a central heating system found in most homes. The boiler is used to regulate and maintain desirable temperature, especially during cold seasons. The heat generated by the system is transferred throughout the house either via radiant floor systems or baseboard radiators.

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The Working Of A Gas Boiler System

To get the system working, turn on the boiler with a pilot light or electrical switch. Most boilers are powered by natural gas or propane. The gas enters the combustion burner and starts to burn. The heat generated is passed onto another main part called heat exchanger and in turn, the heat is transferred to a pipe, connected to the heat exchanger, carrying cold water. Gas boilers are preferred by many due to its easy installation and low maintenance costs.

The Thermostat Of A Boiler System

Most boilers are regulated by a thermostat, and it can be activated through the switch. For ease of access, the thermostat can be fitted onto the wall in your living room; however, newer design of thermostats are automatically triggered and regulated. When the temperature falls below average, the thermostat kicks into action.

Heat Transfer In A Gas Boiler

Gas boilers heat in two ways. First, hot water boilers heat a home by “boiling” the water from 140 to 180 F. Though they are referred to as “boilers,” in reality they don’t heat water to the boiling point, which is 100 C or 212 F, instead heat the water to an appreciable temperature—not more than 180 F.

The heated water is then passed through a heating pump which pumps the hot water between the boiler and radiator.

Unlike hot water boilers, steam “systems” boil the water past the boiling point and the steam generated is transferred through radiant floor systems or baseboard radiators.

The Work Of A Radiator

The radiator is another central part of a boiler system. Usually, it’s a copper pipe bent rigorously to create an extended surface area. Basically, it draws heat from the steam or hot water and uses that to heat the home.

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