Despite their name, modern day warm water boilers don’t actually boil water in the traditional method. Insteadthey heat water into a particular temperature to be used together with a forced air heating system. In fact, most new hot water boilers twice as forced air heaters and in some cases, steam boilers as well. However, older houses with elderly radiators may nevertheless have water boilers which really only boil water to create steam. This is because the pipes used for water heaters are much longer than those used for forced air heating and, thus, water doesn’t heat up as quickly as the atmosphere.
As such, if your house has a water heater but not a forced air heating system then the boiler will simply be a storage tank filled with water which will eventually require repair or replacement. Water boilers have to, therefore, always be stored below a fantastic enough source of water so thatthey can keep producing steam without becoming over-stocked. Additionally, water boilers are much more energy efficient than their forced air pollutants and thus, may actually be more economical to run in the long term.
The essential advantage of a water heater however, is the use of water rather than air to create heat. As long as you get a steady source of water, the boiler will never stop producing heat. A water heater doesn’t need a lot of space because it is very simply hung from your roof or within the walls of your home (if it is attached to the ceiling). If you choose to put in a water boiler, then you’ll have to hire a plumber to install it for you. If you have an old radiator then the first thing you should do is remove it andany damaged pipes and tubes. A busted tube will not heat your water and also will only cause your water boiler to run inefficiently – a busted radiator can even cause harm to your house.