When choosing which type of equipment to use to heat your home or business, you may get overwhelmed by your choices. One question you might have is: What’s the difference between boilers vs. furnaces? You can use either a boiler or furnace in to heat your home or business. Here’s a helpful guide to choosing the right one for your needs.
How Boilers Work
A boiler works by using natural gas, oil, electricity, or wood pellets to heat up water. A special pump then distributes the heat through radiant flooring systems, radiators, or baseboard vents throughout your home. Boilers do not use a blower to distribute heat, and instead the heat is transmitted naturally from the radiant heating elements.
How Furnaces Work
A furnace system uses natural gas, propane, or electricity to heat the air. When air is heated, it is pushed through your home’s ductwork and vents using a blower, or basically a motor attached to a fan.
Boilers vs. Furnaces – Pros and Cons
Furnaces often cost less, but this also depends upon the cost of fuel in your area. Furnaces do not depend on the use of water, so they are not at risk of freezing in the winter. However, furnaces are more likely to spread dust and allergens throughout the home, and can be a less eco-friendly option. Boilers are less noisy, more energy efficient and eco-friendly, and you may be able to use the heated water elsewhere in your home.
Reach out to Mountain State Equipment Today!
If you want more information about boilers vs. furnaces and other information about waste oil equipment, reach out to us at Mountain State Equipment. We have a wide range of quality products and equipment for home, commercial, farm, and garage use. Talk to one of our experts about whether a boiler or furnace is right for you by calling us at (877) 253-7306 or contacting us online.