Boilers produce hot water or steam for radiant heat, hydronic baseboard, or steam radiator heating systems. They’re powered by propane, natural gas, oil, or electricity, and pumps circulate hot water or steam through pipes in your home. Boilers use less energy than many other types of heating systems, lowering your utility bills. With a radiant heating system, the floors in your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home can be warm when cold fall weather arrives. A boiler will give you even heating, quiet operation, and great indoor air quality so you can stay comfortable through fall and winter.
The heat from a boiler system comes from a radiator, the walls, or the floor. This helps to eliminate drafts and cool areas in your home, and you won’t have to worry about leaks in ductwork that waste energy. Also, adding a zoning system to a boiler is easy. Each zone has its own thermostat so you can control different areas or zones independently. That way, you won’t have to heat unoccupied areas, and family members can increase their comfort by adjusting the temperature of their zone.
Conventional forced air heating systems make noise when air circulates through the ductwork and out of the vents. Many of these systems have powerful fans, so you have to listen to a motor as well as moving air. Boiler systems don’t make noise because they have durable pipes instead of ductwork and small pumps instead of fans. Also, no heat comes from vents.
High Indoor Air Quality
Air traveling through ductwork spreads dust, pollen, mold, and other allergens. An air filter catches some contaminants, but a boiler system keeps all pollutants from spreading or getting into your home. The water or steam inside a boiler’s pipes won’t contact your indoor air, so the air won’t be dusty or dirty and you can avoid many fall allergies.
Custom Aire is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with over 45 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC systems, including boilers. Call us anytime at (215) 638-1800 for a more comfortable home.