How Does A Boiler Work?

If you have a boiler in your home or you are thinking about replacing your heating systems with one, you may wondering how a boiler works.

Boilers work through heating water or producing steam through pressure. This heated water or steam can then be used to bring heat to your building. That is how a boiler works in it’s simplest form, if you are thinking there has to be more to it you are right!

How Does a Boiler Work?

Whether you have a gas or oil fueled boiler, these systems will work through controlled combustion. Your boiler has a few key pieces that help it through the controlled combustion process. A burner, combustion chamber, heat exchanger and controls will all be a part of your boiler set up.

The burner is used to mix oxygen and fuel together. The burner and ignition device then combust,  this process takes place in the combustion chamber. Heat is generated in the combustion chamber and then transferred through water or steam via the heat exchanger and a series of pipes into your home.

The controls on your boiler allow you to control water temperature, steam pressure, the fuel supply, the air supply, the exhaust draft, the firing rate, your systems ignition and the boiler pressure. As you can see those controls are an important part of your system.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Boiler for Heat

Boilers have been used for many years and have seen many changes over the year. Thanks to upgrades and technology boilers can now achieve a level of efficiency up to 95% providing a cost effective and energy saving heating method. Boilers also have a longer lifespan than most other heating systems and are effective at producing heat that does not dry out your home’s air.

The main disadvantages of using a boiler is the unreliable cost involved depending on your boilers fuel system and the fact that if boilers aren’t regularly maintained their efficiency can drop drastically.

Installing a Boiler in Your Home

If you are considering installing a boiler in your home or you currently have one and are wondering if you should replace it, the team at Grand Home Services LLC can help.

We can help you decide which heating source is best for your home, whether it be a boiler or another more effective source of heating.

We service the Denver metro and surrounding area and are here to help you keep your home comfortable without high energy costs