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This Information Can Help Homeowners Better Care for Their Boiler

When it comes to the modern home, the boiler is often the most misunderstood appliance. In a rapidly changing world, boilers are no longer the most popular heating systems. Thus, many homeowners who have a boiler aren’t necessarily certain how it works or how to care for it. Fort Wayne professionals hope that with the below information, local homeowners will not only understand their boiler a little more but possibly save some money along the way as well.

Let’s Talk About How the Boiler Works

Boilers have been used to heat homes since the beginning of residential heating. The technology is rather simple, but boilers are known for being one of the most durable sources for home heating.

Today, all boilers must be condenser boilers, though, because traditional boilers waste a lot of energy. Condenser boilers work to save energy by recycling the latent heat from the water vapors produced during the heating process, which is used to heat the water during the next cycle.

Since the condenser boiler’s invention, it has given electric heaters a run for their money because of how long these boilers last with few breakdowns.

Are There Different Types of Boilers?

Now that it’s understood that all boilers are condenser boilers in today’s world, there are two different types of boilers:

  • Boilers Hooked to Gas Mains: This type of boiler gets a continuous gas supply to the home for added convenience. However, this type of boiler can have a higher risk of causing a house fire because of the continuous supply line.
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Boiler: This type of boiler runs on a refillable tank, which can seem a little inconvenient but adds to the safety factor.

The homeowner’s choice of boiler depends on what they want and their home’s needs. One boiler isn’t necessarily better than the other.

What Kind of Maintenance Does a Boiler Require?

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Whether the home’s heating system is electric or runs on a boiler, the system requires bi-annual maintenance. Luckily for homeowners, HVAC professionals are trained to maintain both types of heating systems, so they don’t have to worry about that when hiring a professional for the job.

That said, here are a few things that get maintained on boilers:

  • Leaky and corroded parts
  • Tank flushing and bleeding
  • Broken circulating pump
  • Water pressure issues

It’s time homeowners took charge of their home’s heating system, but it starts with regular maintenance appointments by trusted professionals.

About Korte Does It All.

At Korte Does It All, the customer is the highest priority. Fort Wayne, IN locals can rely on their services when they experience problems with their home’s HVAC system. Whether it’s maintenance, a repair, or a replacement, Korte Does It All is there to help. Call today to schedule boiler services!

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