The name “boiler” is often a bit of a misnomer when it comes to heating homes today. Boilers originally did boil the water in their tanks, creating steam which then traveled through pipes to radiators where the heat entered the rooms. However, the majority of residential boilers constructed and installed today only heat the water, they do not create steam. The efficiency of these hot water boilers makes them effective for keeping homes warm.
Nonetheless, the steam boiler still exists, and sometimes it is the ideal option for keeping a home cozy during a tough winter. To find out more about installation and other services for steam boilers in Chelmsford, MA, call the heating experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating. We install, replace, maintain, and repair steam boilers throughout the MetroWest Area.
The advantages of a steam boiler
In general, a boiler that heats up water will provide a sufficient amount of warmth to keep a home comfortable through a cold Massachusetts winter. However, steam boilers can provide far higher levels of heat, and for some homes they are a necessity to create the level of warmth necessary make it through a harsh winters. They are especially beneficial for older homes that have insulation issues that make it harder to trap heat.
Because steam is a more effective heat transfer fluid than liquid water, it is extremely efficient at delivering heat. It also provides heat faster and with a high upper limit: most steam boilers can produce 300+ MBH of heat, far greater than a standard hot water boiler.
But it is extremely important for steam boilers to receive professional installation as well as regular service. Danger from escaping steam is significant because of the high temperature of the steam. These boilers have special safety systems such as limit switches to prevent damage to your family or home, but it requires annual maintenance from a professional technician to see that a boiler continues to work safely. Only qualified technicians familiar with steam boilers can deliver the maintenance and repairs you need to enjoy all the benefits of steam heating for your home.
Call us for steam boiler services
Not all heating companies have the equipment and training to handle service for steam boilers. Call our friendly staff today for answers to all your questions regarding steam boilers, whether you want one installed or need your current one serviced.
You will find all the expertise you need at Basnett Plumbing & Heating, where we specialize in installing steam boilers in Chelmsford, MA and throughout the MetroWest Area.