Residential BoilerDid you recently move into a new home that has a boiler? For many people who don’t have previous experience with this type of heating system, they generally have a lot of questions about how they work, their efficiency, and benefits they provide.

Well, let our team at CRNE’s Environmental Control help you out with these few facts about boilers.

1. A boiler utilizes radiant heating.

Most HVAC systems utilize ductwork, blowing hot air throughout the house through vents to distribute it. However, a boiler uses either gas or oil to heat water that’s then piped throughout the house. The pipes radiate heat consistently throughout a house.

2. Boilers can help save on utility bills.

Because a boiler uses pipes (versus ductwork) to distribute heat, you lose less heat as it’s distributed throughout the house. Therefore, this type of system is often a more efficient way to heat your Illinois home during those frigid winters.

3. A furnace can reduce allergens in the home.

Once again, distributing heat through pipes has its benefits. Other HVAC systems often use ductwork, which tends to collect dust, mold, and other allergens over time if you don’t have proper duct cleaning. When hot air circulates in these systems (if they’re dirty), then allergens can be blown throughout the home, often aggravating people prone to allergic reactions. However, because a boiler doesn’t use ductwork or air to circulate heat, then you almost eliminate HVAC as an allergen source.

Want to find out more about boiler repair or installation? Let CRNE’s expert team in Northbrook, IL, help you out. We are a premier HVAC specialist in the area, providing heating, air quality, air conditioning, and other services. To get a quote or to find out about our specials, contact us at (847) 272-3192.


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