Boilers are quite versatile when you think about it.
With a boiler system it can heat just about anything. Most people use it as their home heater. But it can just be a boiler heating your home or you can link it up to different things. For example, a boiler system can be used for radiators in the home. If you went to school in the north you know what a radiator looks like. A boiler system powered that baby! You can also have baseboard heaters warmed by a boiler system. This is always a good idea if you are worried about heat rising. A boiler also can have piping attached to it, it then heats water that flows through the pipes buried under the flooring. Heated flooring is silent, clean and efficient. The piping also can extend out to the front driveway. Put it under the blacktop and you have a snowmelt system. Have your car sit directly on the heating system and no ice will form on the windshield. Your seats will feel heated when the system is on! The piping also can be the home’s water heater or even go into the backyard to serve as a swimming pool heater. Why isn’t every home using a boiler? Most businesses rely on a boiler because of all their many functions and large heating capabilities. A boiler can easily heat a small home or large business. The upfront cost scares people. Consider this though, a normal HVAC unit lives around 15 years. A boiler system is going to last at least 50 years and doesn’t need the same level of service and repairs.