Know Your Boilers: 3 Types of Boilers

Boilers are closed devices used to heat and circulate water. They are used as water heaters, central heating systems, power generation, and in some cases, they are utilised for cooking and sanitation. The market is packed with a wide range of boiler providers. While each provider may offer a different brand of product, they all feature three main types of boilers. Below are the three primary types of boilers;

  1. Gas-fired boilers

commercial boilersGas-fired boilers are some of the most popular and highly-efficient types of boilers in the market. Gas-fired boilers are powered by either natural gas or propane. These boilers direct heated water, sometimes steam to radiators within a property. Their popularity in most buildings can be attributed to the fact that they do not use up a lot of fuel. It can also be because it can recapture the energy produced when the gases leave the boiler. It also helps that they are durable, they rarely break down and they hardly require a lot of maintenance.

  1. Oil-fired boilers

This type of boiler is common in areas that do not have access to adequate or any natural gas. Oil-fired boilers run in tandem with home-based heating oil. The oil is commonly stored in fuel tanks. The difference between oil-fired and gas-fired is that oil boilers do not need any access to gas. However, like its counterpart, it is also very energy efficient. The downside to this type of boiler is that its operating costs are influenced by the prices of oil. To curb this issue, some manufacturing companies use biodiesel fuel.

  1. Electric boilers

Finally, there is the electric boiler. This is a large tank with an inlet and outlet. It uses electricity to heat the water to maximum temperatures. Afterwards, the pump moves the fluid into the radiator in the house. Electric boilers offer a lot of advantages including energy efficiency, cleanliness and ease of installation. It also helps that they are relatively quiet and are more compact. On the other hand, electric boilers are quite expensive because of the high cost of electricity that is used to run them.

Boilers by ST Heating Services Ltd

ST Heating Service Ltd are one of the leading providers of industrial and commercial boilers heating and plumbing services. The company also provides commercial boilers repair and maintenance services in Manchester and other parts of North West, UK. The company provides high quality and durable products and services. All services are competitively priced and highly recommendable.