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What Is a Boiler?

Written on: December 19, 2022

Is Yours Ready for Winter?

heating system tune up pennsylvania Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the Christmas season has begun. Temperatures in Northeastern Pennsylvania have already taken a significant dip. And colder days are coming. If you haven’t yet, you should refamiliarize yourself with your heating system and make sure it’s ready to keep you and your family comfortable all winter long.

You can count on Ace-Robbins for your comfort. We install and service boilers and furnaces. We also offer both our oil heat and propane customers heating service plans that include an annual preventative maintenance tune-up. Enrollment reduces the risk of an unexpected problem and keeps your heating system operating at peak efficiency for maximum energy savings.

Is It a Boiler or a Furnace?

Hopefully, you already know that boilers and furnaces are two different things. They serve the same purpose (keeping your home warm), but they accomplish it differently.

Not sure whether you’re dealing with a boiler or a furnace? It’s pretty easy to tell the difference. Just look for radiators or vents in the home. If a home has radiators (or baseboards), then it also has a boiler. If a home has vents, then it has a furnace.

An Intro to Boilers

What is a boiler?

A boiler is a hydronic heating system. Hydronic refers to the transfer of heat by circulating water or water vapor (steam) in a closed system of pipes. Your boiler uses hot water or steam to heat your home.

How do boilers work?

A hot water boiler burns fuel to heat water that is then pumped through pipes to baseboards, radiators, in-floor radiant tubing, or other sealed hydronic devices throughout your Pennsylvania home. Then the water returns to the unit and the cycle continues.

With a steam boiler, the process is very similar. However, the water is converted to steam before circulating throughout your home.

What are the benefits of having a boiler?

There are a number of reasons people like and choose boilers for their home. Boilers offer the following benefits: Boilers run fairly quietly. And because they don’t rely on fans or blowers, they don’t add any dust, dirt, or allergens to the air. That’s ideal for anyone with allergies or respiratory concerns.

Are You Ready for Winter?

No one wants the inconvenience or cost of a heating system breakdown on a cold day. In addition to putting your household’s health and safety at risk, a no-heat emergency could lead to frozen or burst pipes. And that could lead to very costly damage to your home.

In addition to protecting against a breakdown, heating system maintenance saves you money all winter long. Every year a heating system doesn’t receive regular professional maintenance, it becomes significantly less efficient. Any loss in efficiency will cause an increase in your fuel and energy bills. Also, a well-maintained boiler should last longer than an unmaintained or undermaintained boiler.

Expert heating service is a must. And you can trust Ace-Robbins with your boiler maintenance. If you enroll in an Ace-Robbins service plan, you’ll automatically get an annual maintenance tune-up for your boiler plus some additional benefits.

Service Plan Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of enrolling in an Ace-Robbins service plan:

Ace-Robbins proudly serves our customers in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County.

Join our family of satisfied customers today. Contact Ace-Robbins for more information or to enroll in a service plan.