Boiler Services

What Is A Boiler?

Polar Bear Is Here For Your Boiler Needs!

Boilers are an essential part of your HVAC system. A boiler is part of a closed system that heats up water, and uses the steam to distribute heat throughout your space. While many people mistakenly think boilers and water heaters are two different names for the same system, they are actually completely different systems. The main difference between the two is that water heaters heat up water until it reaches a desired temperature. Boilers, on the other hand, heat water to create steam. Boilers then use the steam to circulate throughout your system and heat up your space.
An image of a residential boiler inside a home.

Types Of Boilers

The type of boiler that’s best for you will depend on your hot water needs and your current heating system. The knowledgeable team at Polar Bear Mechanical will explain what your boiler options are, and help you choose a system that’s best suited for your needs. Some boiler options you’ll be able to choose from include:

Gas-Fired Boilers

Gas-fired boilers are one of the most efficient types of boiler available. These boilers run on either propane or natural gas. Natural gas isn’t available everywhere, so it’s important to research your options and see what’s available in your area. Propane is usually more expensive than natural gas, but it’s available anywhere in the states. Gas-fired boilers use steam radiators to distribute steam and heat up your space.

Oil-Fired Boilers

Oil-fired boilers require you to have a tank where you can store heating oil. The biggest drawback of oil-fired boilers is that the cost for operating them fluctuates as the price of oil increases and decreases. Oil-fired boilers use hot water radiators to transfer heat to the desired space. If you have hot water radiators in your home, your system is able to run more efficiently because you can control the desired temperature of each room.

Electric Boilers

While electric boilers are extremely energy efficient, it usually costs much more to have an electric system than to pay for a system that uses a different type of fuel. Electric boilers use a heated floor system to warm up your space. One of the most common floor heating systems is hydronic systems. The boiler heats up the water, and then runs it through the tubes of the hydronic system, located under the floor.

Advantages Of Boilers

Customizing your HVAC system and choosing which components are best for your needs can seem like a daunting task. In order to help make the process easier for you, our team has compiled some of the most popular advantages of boiler systems. Some of the advantages of having a boiler as the heat source for your home include:

Simple Maintenance

Boilers are pretty simple machines, making the necessary maintenance as minimal as possible. As long as you schedule proper boiler inspections, your system should operate efficiently throughout its entire lifespan.

Heat Distribution

While forced-air heating systems tend to take awhile to warm up an entire space, boiler systems are able to heat up a room quickly and efficiently. Boiler systems produce radiant heat, which moves throughout entire spaces.

Environmentally Friendly

Boiler systems are extremely eco-friendly because the water within the system is recycled and used repeatedly. If you have a gas-fired boiler, then you use natural gas, which doesn’t pollute the air inside or outside your space.

Heat Up With Polar Bear Mechanical’s Boiler Services!

Whether you need to schedule a boiler maintenance appointment or want to learn more about different boiler options, our knowledgeable team is here to help you! Over the past 40 years, we’ve been helping the residents and business owners of Colorado Springs with all of their HVAC needs, including boiler services! Contact us today to schedule your next boiler appointment.