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The Differences Between Boilers and Furnaces

As a busy homeowner living and working in Durham, you probably don't have the time to sit down and consider the options you have in regards to home heating. Boiler or Furnace? Depending on what your needs are, the decision could be difficult.

Before deciding on how you want your home heated, it is important to know the differences between boilers and furnaces. Each provides both pros and cons and JD Service Now is here to help in making the choice for your family.

Boilers, What Are They?

  • Boils water to convert to steam or circulates hot water
  • Delivers steam or hot water through radiators, baseboards, or in-floor tubes
  • Returns cooled water to reheat and distribute
  • Requires a ventilation system
  • Increased humidity levels

Furnace Facts

  • Heats air that is forced through vents
  • Delivers hot air on demand
  • Not as efficient as radiant heating
  • Requires air filters
  • Heats empty space

Say you only want certain areas of your home heated. These "zones" are better served with a boiler system that can only deliver heat via water to certain areas. With furnaces, they provide instant hot air that can heat a room in no time. The main difference is efficiency. While the forced warm air might seem great at first, once it reaches the desired temperature and stops the room gets cooler faster. With radiant heating with hot water, the objects in the room are heated and stay warmer requiring less energy.

Depending on the size of your home and heating requirements, the right heating system awaits you from JD Service Now. Our professional technicians can inspect your home and existing heating system to determine the best course of action. They will offer expert, honest opinions and options depending on your budget and home size.

At JD Service Now we know that being safe and comfortable this winter should be a priority. That's why we make it a priority to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. Contact us today!