Despite their title, modern day hot water boilers do not actually boil water in the traditional manner. Ratherthey heat water into a certain temperature to be used in conjunction with a forced air heating system. In fact, most new hot water boilers twice as forced air heaters and sometimes, steam boilers as well. However, older homes with older radiators may still have water boilers which actually only boil water to produce steam.
As such, if your home has a water boiler although not a forced air heating system then the boiler will simply be a storage tank full of water which will eventually require replacement or repair. Water boilers have to, therefore, always be stored below a good enough source of water so they can keep producing steam without becoming over-stocked. The main disadvantage of a water boiler is that it uses around ten times as much water as a forced air heating system. Additionally, water boilers are a lot more energy efficient compared to their forced air pollutants and thus, may even be cheaper to run in the long term.
The key benefit of a water boiler however, is the use of water instead of air to produce heat. Provided that you get a steady source of water, the boiler won’t ever stop producing warmth. A water boiler does not require a lot of room because it’s extremely simply hung out of your roof or inside the wall of your house (if it’s connected to the ceiling). If you decide to install a water boiler, you will have to hire a plumber to install it for you. If you have an older radiator then the first thing you should do is remove it andany damaged tubes and pipes. A busted tube will not heat your water and will just cause your water boiler to run inefficiently – a busted radiator can even cause harm to your property.