February 21, 2018
Boilers are most of the time overlooked by many homeowners when making considerations for heating their homes. These systems are actually an efficient and ecological form of heating.
These hot water boiler systems are an effective way to provide a consistently distributed heat throughout your home. They work quietly, safely, and minimize the accumulation of dust and other allergens, creating a clean and healthy environment that is suited for people who suffer from skin allergies or respiratory diseases.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is an HVAC company in Bloomington, IL that offers an array efficient water boilers that can help improve your life in the midst of an extremely cold weather.
How Does a Boiler Work?
A boiler is a water container that transfers heat from a fuel source (oil, gas, coal) into steam which is channeled to a point where it can be used to run production equipment, to sterilize, provide heat, to steam-clean and other purposes.
Benefits of Boilers
Boilers also offer a clean form of heating that doesn’t produce dust particles and other allergens. Since heat in a boiler system beams out from the radiator into the existing air, no new air is coming into the living space. In forced air systems the new air is what oftentimes causes dust and allergens to infiltrate the atmosphere.
Boilers are the top choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. Solid fuels boilers can use pellets of recycled materials that are readily available and easily renewable resources. Also, oil boilers can operate on biodiesel without any need for expensive retrofitting or conversions.
Heat from a radiator saturates the room, opposed to being forced through ductwork and out a vent. This gives radiator heat a different, fresher feeling than forced air systems and dissolves the heat more evenly.
Boilers also offer major benefits like simple programming and zoning capabilities. Users can define various heating zones within the home based on living space usage patterns. Programmable thermostats allow the control of start-stop heat delivery as well.
While home-heating boilers may have a high investment cost, their operating costs are much lower than that for other heating systems. Electric heaters with metal or ceramic elements can both be very expensive, as can standard gas convection heaters.
Features of the Lennox GWB9-IH Boiler
The GWB9-IH offers an efficiency of up to 90 percent AFUE, meaning it can deliver significant energy savings compared to an older unit. That means you can enjoy a comfortably warm home all throughout the winter, without worrying about energy use.
This product is ENERGY STAR qualified. ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.
Its cast-aluminum heat exchanger transfers heat up to three times faster than traditional cast-iron exchangers.
It offers easy integration with traditional radiator systems to provide precise heating comfort, regardless of outdoor temperatures.
Its electronic ignition control monitors water temperature and maximizes efficiency by turning on the burner only when needed.
Its sealed combustion minimizes fan noise and provides quiet, soothing heat.
Its durable cabinet is heavy-gauge steel cabinet with a baked-on paint finish.
This boiler is both compact and versatile, which allows easy installation in a basement, closet or alcove enclosure, and can be fueled by natural or LP gas.
Professional Heating from Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning
For more information about boilers or this product, call our heating experts at Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning. We are a licensed HVAC contractor that offers innovative ways to improve your home comfort.
Allow us to provide you with top-notch Bloomington heating and air conditioning solutions.