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Installation or Replacement
It’s important that your boiler is installed efficiently and correctly in order to perform at its maximum potential as well as keep maintenance and repair costs low. At Quality Comfort, our EPA-certified experts use their many years of experience to make getting your new boiler easier than ever! We focus on quality, safety, and efficiency and offer 10-year parts and labor warranties, a 1-year test drive guarantee, and 1 year of Total Care Club Membership with every heat pump installation.
How Does A Boiler Work?
Here’s how a typical home boiler system works:
- Fuel Input: Home boilers can use various fuels, such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity, to generate heat. The choice of fuel depends on the type of boiler and the available energy sources in the area.
- Combustion: If the boiler uses gas or oil as the fuel source, it will have a burner that ignites the fuel in a combustion chamber. This combustion generates heat.
- Heat Exchanger: The heat produced in the combustion chamber is transferred to a heat exchanger, which is a component that separates the combustion gases from the water. The heat exchanger can be either a cast iron or stainless steel component, and it is where the water is indirectly heated.
- Circulating Pump: A circulating pump is used to move water through the boiler system. This pump pushes water through the heat exchanger and into the distribution system. It ensures that the heated water reaches the radiators, baseboards, or radiant floor heating system.
- Distribution System: The heated water is distributed to various parts of the house via a network of pipes, radiators, baseboard heaters, or underfloor heating. The heat from the hot water is then released into the rooms, providing warmth.
- Thermostat Control: A thermostat in each zone of the house controls the temperature. When the temperature in a particular zone falls below the set point, the thermostat sends a signal to the boiler to heat the water and distribute it to that zone.
- Zoning: Many home boiler systems are zoned, meaning different areas or rooms can be heated independently. This allows for greater control and energy efficiency, as you can adjust the temperature in different parts of the house to meet specific heating needs.
- Expansion Tank: A closed-loop boiler system typically includes an expansion tank, which allows for the expansion and contraction of the water as it heats and cools. This helps maintain system pressure and prevents damage due to pressure fluctuations.
- Safety Mechanisms: Home boilers are equipped with safety features, including pressure relief valves and temperature controls, to prevent overpressure or overheating. These mechanisms ensure the safe operation of the system.
The home boiler system continues to operate, maintaining the desired temperature in each zone, until the thermostats indicate that the set temperature has been reached. The boiler will then cycle off until another heating demand is detected.
Home boilers are known for their energy efficiency and versatility in providing both space heating and hot water. They are commonly used in regions with cold winters for central heating and can be an effective and reliable source of warmth and comfort in residential buildings.