The Basics of a Boiler

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Technology has been increasing at a rapid pace and affecting virtually every area of life. If you think about it, there are technological advancements that affect almost everything you do. The same is true of your heating and air conditioning.

In recent years, HVAC systems have been trending towards a unified system. Typically, these systems are electric. They have their pros and cons, but they are not efficient enough to beat the benefits of a standard boiler.

The boiler system has been in place for decades and has been heating homes reliably for just as long. That’s because boilers have far fewer moving parts than an electric system. Also, they tend to work even if the power goes out. Here is how they work.

Water Is Heated

Your boiler begins with a simple premise: it heats water by burning fuel. That water is heated to boiling, hence the name. The boiler water is then passed through your house through a series of pipes, which run through the walls, creating ambient heat in the walls. Then, in certain rooms, the pipes cool to create your radiators, which radiate heat into your house.

After that, it moves back into the pipes in the wall and travels to other rooms. Finally, the water, now significantly cooled, comes back to the boiler. It is reheated by the burning fuel and continues its route. Bridport heating contractors and consultants can repair your system at any point in that journey.

Calling a Contractor

If your boiler is not working as it should, you need to call a contractor. There are only a few possible problems: if the water is not heating properly, something is wrong with the boiler; if the water is not travelling freely, something is wrong with the pipes. A good contractor can get to the bottom of whatever is happening.

 

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