Defining Boiler Heating Systems
Heat has always been a necessity and has evolved throughout the years. First, there were campfires, followed by fireplaces and stoves. Eventually, the boiler was introduced.
Boilers date back to the late 1700s. Originally, they used coal, were operated by hand, and generated very little heat. However, thanks to technology, this heating system has advanced over the years
In general, Boilers work by generating steam, which is distributed through pipes to a steam radiator. To start, natural gas, oil, or electricity heats up the water. A pump distributes this hot water to the radiator system. Once the water has gone through the radiators it has cooled down, so it returns back to the boiler to pick up more heat.
Boilers can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. Certain models meet ENERGY STAR ® specifications, using 15 to 30 percent less energy. Additionally, electronic thermostats can help to regulate temperature and costs.