Posted: December 6, 2019
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Plumbing 101 : How A Boiler Works

Boilers are used in many settings: Commercial, Industrial, and Residential. These units are used to heat the property. The process for how one works isn’t as complicated as you might think. Take a look.

Step 1- Your Thermostat Signals The Boiler To Turn On
-When the temperature drops, the thermostat will sense the change. It then signals the boiler to activate.

Step 2- The Boiler Powers On

Boilers can be powered by:

-Electric – Burns cleaner
-Oil – More expensive to operate
-Gas- Easy to Install and are highly efficient

Step 3- The Fuel Source Will Heat The Water
Temperatures inside the boiler can average 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4- Steam Is Created

Step 5- The Heated Water or Steam is Forced Through The Home

Home can have either a radiator or a radiant floor system. Fans can be used to circulate the warmth around the room.

Step 6- The Hot Water Cools
When the steam will return to its water state, traveling back to the boiler. It will then be converted to steam and be sent back through the home.

Step 7- The Cycle Continues Until Thermostat Setting is Achieved.

Step 8- Once the Thermostat Setting is Satisfied, the Boiler is Signaled To Turn Off.

How Boilers Are Classified:

Not all boilers are the same. When choosing the right one for your home, it is essential to look at all the factors that make them unique. These can include:

● Efficiency
● Form of heating (hot water vs. steam)
● Fuel type
● Size/capacity
● Draft method
● Heating method
● Ability to provide heat only vs. heat and hot water
● Pressure and temperature

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