If you have a boiler that heats your home, you probably know which kind of boiler you are dealing with. For many others, they are unaware that there are different types of boilers out there that provide the heat needed to keep your warm during the winter months. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about several different kinds of boilers to help you choose the right one for your home.
Natural Gas Boiler
For those of you with a gas fired boiler, you know that it is one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. While natural gas is the most cost-effective way to heat your home, some people have boilers that are also fueled using propane. It is important to note that it depends on where your home is on the gas pipeline. If you are located at the end of the pipeline, you could see higher gas prices than houses that are located more towards the beginning of the pipeline. While propane is more expensive than natural gas, it is more available sometimes because not every neighborhood has natural gas available to them.
Oil Fired Boilers
If you live in an area that doesn’t have access to natural gas, many people opt for an oil-fired boiler. The biggest downside to this avenue is the cost. You will have your tank filled up with oil regularly during the winter and the cost will greatly depend on the price of oil. That is a volatile industry, so you will see the price rise and fall constantly. If you are looking for a cleaner way to heat your home, some manufacturers offer biodiesel fuel options that are better for the environment.
Residential Electric Boiler
Boilers that use electricity to run are extremely energy efficient. They will still end up costing you more to use though because of the high cost of electricity. Most people that are looking for electric heating will opt for a heat pump to get best results.
How to Choose a New Boiler for Your Home
There are several considerations you may want to make before buying a new boiler for your home.
– Size: It is key to choose a boiler that is the right size for your home, or you will be spending much more to keep your home heated.
– Fuel Type: This will greatly depend on what is available in your area.
– Climate: For areas that get extreme temperatures, you will want to look into a good heating system like a boiler to keep your home warm. Warmer climates don’t have to worry about this as much.
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If you are having issues with your current heating system, you can rely on the experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect your system and let you know if we recommend boiler replacement or repair to keep your boiler working properly this winter. Call us today!