Boiler Installation

How does a boiler system work?

Boiler central heating systems are powered by natural gas. The boiler ignites the gas, which, in turn, heats a copper pipe full of water that bends back and forth in the heating area. These copper pipes are called heat exchangers. This stage of the process transfers the heat from the ignited gas to the copper, and finally to the water. The hot water is then pushed through the system by an electric pump. As the hot water travels through the property it enters each radiator, which is designed to transfer the heat from the passing water into the air. Every time the water passes through a radiator it exits a bit cooler as it travels onto the next radiator. Eventually, the water cycles its way back to the boiler to be reheated and start the process again. The pumps are powerful enough to push the water upstairs and around corners. A thermostat regulates when the boiler system is turned off and on to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature. Any waste gases created by the boiler are vented through a flue and dispersed into the air.

The benefits of radiant heat (boiler system)?

  • Energy Efficiency- Water is a more efficient thermal medium than air and is able to hold heat for longer periods of time.
  • No Leaky Ducts- Boiler systems also don’t utilize ductwork. Ducts can lose up to 30% of heat/air flow in a forced air system.
  • Even Heating- Boilers are able to heat all areas of the property more evenly than forced air heating systems. Forced air heating systems tend to create hot and cold spots.
  • Heat Where It Should Be- Boiler systems are able to keep all of the heat close to the floor, which is the ideal location for heat since warm air rises and cool air falls.
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What are the sub-services within boiler installation?

How much does a boiler installation cost?

The cost to install a boiler will vary on how much of the system needs to be installed, boiler size, property size, etc. Contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating today to schedule a radiant heat and boiler installation consultation for an accurate quote. At Gerard Plumbing and Heating, we price by the job, not by the hour.

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