In the GTA Boilers are vital parts of the home heating systems in many older homes. Today newer homes are also using boilers as they are considered to be more efficient and cost-effective than the other methods. Most homes that have in floor radiant heat use a boiler as the heat source.
Boilers are the heating devices where hot water for hydronic baseboard, radiant heat or steam radiator heating systems are generated. They can be powered by natural gas, propane, oil or electricity.
Hot water boilers are small, compact, energy efficient and need low maintenance. Boilers work by heating water to between 70 and 85 degrees Celsius. The hot water is then circulated through pipes in the home. This heated water then warms radiators installed in the rooms and gives off the warm air. The cooled water eventually goes back to the boiler through a return pipe.
The latest hot water or hydronic heat systems utilize a circulating pump to move pressured water. The pump is governed by a thermostat and a burner to keep it running while an expansion tank containing air and water is mounted above the boiler.
Condensing boilers are becoming the standard today over the conventional ones because of their larger and more efficient heat exchangers.
A condensing boiler’s goal is to recover as much waste heat as possible. Highly efficient condensing boilers can convert up to 98 percent of their fuel into heat compared to only 78 percent for the conventional ones.
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