How A Boiler Heats Your Home

A boiler is a simple and efficient system that is used in many homes around Grand Rapids, MI. A boiler is different from a forced air heating system in a lot of ways, but the main difference is that a boiler uses water to heat your home instead of air. A boiler heats water to produce steam and then the radiant heat from the steam is used to warm your home. Water is a much more effective method of transferring heat than air is, so boilers are actually a lot more efficient!

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A boiler will typically have a lot less parts than a forced air heating system, which means less wear and tear and an increased lifespan. A boiler system usually lasts 15-20 years where as a forced air heating system will only last 10-15 years. The simpler function and fewer parts also means less maintenance and repairs! Many residents that schedule an annual tune-up for their boiler find that they have no repair bills over that 15-20 year time span.

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Boilers also provide a more even distribution of heat. Forced air systems have a common problem and that is heated air collecting near your ceiling. Radiant heat distributes more evenly around the room and typically comes from the floor instead of an air vent in the ceiling or wall. If you are interested in a new boiler system or replacing your current boiler, contact Lake Michigan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing for more information!