Boiler vs. Furnaces: What is the Difference between them?
The Difference Between Boiler vs. Furnaces
Many homeowners use these terms interchangeably, but these systems, from the way they work to their very purpose, are incredibly different.
Let’s review boiler vs. furnaces and how to know which system you need for your home.
The majority of homes in the United States have a central heating system.
Not all types of central heating systems are the same. The two most common types of heating systems installed in homes today include furnace and boilers.
Both the systems keep the room warm, but the way that the warm air is different.
Knowing the differences between a boiler vs. furnaces will be helpful when it comes to new heater installation.
Boilers generate warm air through the heated water in a tank.
They don’t require ducts to circulate warm air throughout the house. Instead, heated water circulates through pipes to different endpoints located inside the house that are typically baseboard heaters or radiators.
Both gas and electric furnaces are forced-air systems.
They combust fuel (gas) or generate heat (electricity) to heat the air, which is blows through ducts into the living spaces of your home.
The forced systems heat the air through a device known as heat exchangers.
The heated air is then circulated inside the house through the ducts by blower fans.
Which Is Better?
Each of the types of heater has its advantages and disadvantages.
The radiant heat from a boiler system is much more comfortable than forced air from a furnace.
Boilers are also less noisy, more energy-efficient, and create better air quality inside your home. No ductwork is required.
Choosing the right heating system for your home requires a bit of research and understanding of each system in comparison to your needs.
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