03 Jun Choosing a Boiler or Furnace
Boilers are heating devices that use gas to heat water and other liquids. They are used both in homes and in businesses. A boiler can provide both central heating for the entire house or building. Although a number of different models and designs are available, not all boilers heat water uniformly. If you have a high, close-in roof or other problem with heat loss throughout your home, a central heating Boiler is often your best option.
In addition to providing central heating systems in new homes and buildings, boilers are sometimes used as backup systems to provide emergency heating in the event of a blackout. Boilers, like furnaces, provide instant heat if the electricity or gas line is cut, rendering them instantly usable during a severe weather event. If you plan to use a boiler in an existing structure, it’s important to confirm that your current building codes allow for such a device. You should also make sure to have it installed by a qualified Evesham Boilers company like Combi Man.
Although boilers are generally a better choice when compared to new furnaces, they are not right for every home. The main factor that will determine if a Boiler is right for you is whether you have a large or small home. Both furnaces and boilers take up considerable amounts of space and in some cases you may not be able to install a furnace or boiler on your own, if at all. If you live in an older home, there may not be enough available space for a new furnace or boiler, especially if your home was constructed before requiring insulation methods were put into place. For these and other reasons, it may be more cost-effective to install a new furnace rather than upgrading to a new one.