What Does a Boiler Really Do?

The boiler, a magnificent tool making cold winter temperatures more enjoyably endurable. The boiler is the key to central heating system bringing warmth to all parts of your space. Imagine a large fire with an endless supply of natural gas via a pipe.  That’s your boiler.  The electric switch that signals the boiler to turn on, has a valve open where gas enters the sealed combustion chamber via mini jets, and an electric ignition system sets them ‘on fire’. The gas jets connect with a heat exchanger to a pipe that carries cold water. Heat exchanger takes energy from gas jets and heats the water to roughly 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Water travels through each hot-water radiator and then returns to the boiler.  Passing through the radiator, heat is given off and warms the room(s) in turn.  On the way back to the boiler, the water cools significantly, so the boiler must keep going with the fire; it keeps the water temperature high enough to heat your home or office.

 

Good Things to Know About Your Boiler:

1.       Standard efficiency or high-efficiency model

a.       Standard – vented in a metal pipe

b.       High-Efficiency – vented in a PVC pipe

2.       Type of Radiation

a.       Fintube

b.       Baseboard

c.       Cast Iron Radiator

3.       Fuel Source

a.       Gas

b.       Oil

c.       Electricity

4.       Annual maintenance ensures efficient operation, contact Expert Air today to schedule your inspection or to join our maintenance program and gain many perks