There are significant differences between water heaters and boilers, even though they have similar purposes. Here, Wiehler outlines and answers four of the most frequently asked questions about boilers.
What is a boiler?
Boilers are appliances that heat liquids, usually water, to heat a space. If you have radiators in your home, the chances are that you have a boiler. Boilers pump the heated fluid through radiators or in-floor heating to heat your house. Additionally, their uses include heating water for domestic use, such as in showers and laundry.
What are the differences between water heaters and boilers?
Boilers are designed to heat water to heat a space, with heating water for domestic uses being a side benefit. On the other hand, water heaters are used solely for the heating of water for domestic use, like in a shower or for your dishwasher and taps.
How do you know if you have a boiler?
Boilers heat your home by distributing heat through the use of pipes or tubing that are filled with heated water. If your home’s heating system consists of radiators and pipes instead of vents, then your home probably uses a boiler as its heating system.
How often should my boiler be serviced?
The majority of boiler manufacturers recommend that you have your boiler serviced annually, similar to furnaces. This ensures that your boiler is running safely and efficiently.
Hopefully, the above information helped you learn what boilers are, what they do, and how they differ from water heaters. If you’ve got a boiler and need it serviced, repaired, or replaced, then call Wiehler. We can help you ensure that your boiler is running safely and efficiently.