Whether you need warm water for bathing or to heat your home, DC Air can connect you with the best equipment. Water heaters are essential in modern homes and we can help you decide if you want a tank or tankless water heater. Boilers are less common, but they are more efficient than ever and may be a great way for you to heat your home. Discover what you need to know about this equipment and how DC Air can help you with it.
It’s easy to get confused between boilers and water heaters since both technically heat water, but just for different purposes. Here’s a quick explanation of this equipment and your options:
Water heaters raise the temperature of the water that you’ll use in your fixtures, like your shower, sinks, and tubs. Traditional water heaters have a tank and keep your water warm at all times, ready for when you demand it. However, the water does run out. A larger tank means more warm water, but at a higher cost.
Boilers also have a tank of water that they keep warm. However, this water is meant just as a vector that releases heat to your home. Boilers are used in radiant heating systems. They pump the hot water through your floor or to a radiator. The water releases heat to warm up your home. While boilers are old technology, the modern ones are highly efficient.
Tankless water heaters do not have tanks. Instead, they heat water on-demand, as it moves through your pipes. While they supply a smaller amount of hot water at one time, they never run out of hot water. Tankless water heater installations are a bit more involved, but they also save space in your home.
What do you need to consider when you’re buying a water heater? How much will utilities cost on your boiler? We welcome all questions. Reach out to DC Air today to discuss your options.