boiler system

Every wonder how your home stays toasty-warm in the winter and keeps it so that you don’t freeze in the middle of the night? Well if you live in an older home or apartment complex, you have a greater chance of sending your thanks to a central heating system containing a boiler rather than more modern heating systems. There are plenty of misconceptions about boilers and steam heating systems, such as what their benefits are over modern heating systems, and also how they actually work. ADA Heating and Air, servicing the following areas: Danville, Nicholasville, Versailles, Lexington, Harrodsburg, Stanford, Winchester, Lancaster and the surrounding areas, is here to give you information about boiler systems and all of their great benefits.

Boiler Systems

Seeing as gas boiler systems are more uncommon nowadays, they have several benefits that people aren’t aware of. They don’t have many moving parts, unlike newer and more complicated heating systems, which makes them durable and more reliable. They also are dust-free, which is a very important factor for those who react poorly to dust or have allergies. With boiler systems, allergens cannot be stirred up in the air like with modern heating systems. Lastly, if you live in an older home and are trying to keep to the historic structure and integrity of the building, then a boiler system is perfect for that.

The way that the boiler system works depends largely on gas. The boiler, the main part of a central heating system, has a large fire that is supplied with natural gas through a pipe that runs from outside of your house and is connected to the gas main on the street. When you want your home to be warm, gas enters the combustion chamber within the boiler and the gas is set alight by an ignition system. Then, a heat exchanger connected to pipes of cold water, takes the heat from the gas chamber and heats the water. An electric pump within the system pushes the water throughout the system. The water pipe is connected to the several pipes throughout your home. The pipes go to each radiator in your home and then return to the boiler again. The radiators have heat from the water pipes and make your rooms warm. The water has cooled down considerably by the time it gets back to the boiler. For this reason, the boiler has to keep firing in order to continuously heat the water.

How Does A Thermostat Work?

Some people might be confused on certain parts of the central heating system, such as thermostats or radiators and how they work. Thermostats work as an automatic gage of how warm your house is, and tells the boiler to act accordingly. If the temperature falls, the thermostat kicks on and also turns on the electric circuit. If the temperature rises, the thermostat does the opposite and turns the circuit off. Essentially, it turns on and off the boiler if the room is too cold or hot, respectively.

What is A Radiator?

A Radiator is basically just a copper pipe bent several times to maximize surface area so that heat can enter the room through the radiator. Radiators cannot be set to different temperatures because there are either one of two extremes: the hot water is running through it or it isn’t. The way to turn on or off a radiator is with the screw valve located on the bottom.

Knowing more about how a boiler works may make this kind of heating system seem more appealing to you or your family, or it might make you more thankful for having a reliable and quiet way of keeping your home warm in the cold months!

Heater Repair in Central Kentucky

ADA Heating and Air can help with all you heating system repairs.  We service all types of furnaces, boiler system and heat pump systems.  Contact us today for heater repair in Central Kentucky.


By | 2017-08-02T01:20:33+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Heating|Comments Off on How Does A Boiler System Work?

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