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COST SAVINGSHeatingIN CHARLOTTESeptember 29, 2021Is A Boiler The Same Thing As a Water Heater?

Is a Boiler The Same Thing As a Water Heater?

There are many systems a homeowner needs to run a home. Throughout the summertime you might require an AC system or a heat pump. During the cold months, many property owners use a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators, etc. And the list seems to go on and on.

But a thing property owners certainly know is they have to have a hot water. That’s great because the majority of houses already have a water heater– or in many cases a boiler is used to warm the water. Are you sure which heating system your home is using to warm your water? South End Heating & Air is here to assist in describe the distinction in between the two water heating systems.

Water Heater Design
A water heater is a large tank that, you guessed it, that heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by making use of electrical energy. A basic water heater will heat up the water and after that keep it at that temperature until the warm water is depleted, either for a warm shower, the washer packed with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it can likewise be warmed for usage around your house.

Boiler Design
A boiler, on the other hand, can heat up water that is utilized to bring heat to the home and heat the water. So in essence a boiler is often used for both heating a home and heating water.  A common type of boiler can heat up the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam will warm the water for the house however can likewise be distributed throughout the house and offer warmth through radiators. A boiler can likewise be able to warm the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heat system. Boilers are extremely flexible heating systems that provide you terrific comfort throughout the cold winter season. Today’s boilers are also extremely energy effective. Note though that the larger majority of boilers that heat homes in a closed steam system are mostly seen up north in climates where central AC that utilizes ducts are not as common.


If you have an older furnace and want to be proactive on testing and maintenance, give us a call. We’ll evaluate your system and help make recommendations for optimum value. After all, we want to keep you cool all summer long and warm in the winter. Just schedule a visit with one of our technicians to talk about how we can help with your thermostat’s settings. Would you like to learn more options our techs can help you with? give us a call 704-684-5339