What is a Boiler and How Does it Work?

valves on a boiler

Many Large Properties Will Often Have a Commercial Boiler Room

If you have a boiler, you know how valuable it is as you are able to get hot water instantly. So when it malfunctions, it is a real annoyance. Since boilers house more water than water heaters, they are often found in commercial buildings to be used by a lot of people at once. So if your commercial boiler breaks down, a lot of angry people are going to be wanting hot water. Avoid this by calling Gold Shield Services Inc. at (847) 553-4691 for commercial boiler repair or replacement in Des Plaines, IL today. One of the signs your commercial boiler is damaged is if you notice water pooled on the ground. Getting a boiler inspection can determine if you need boiler repair or if the leak is coming from a burst water pipe, which would require pipe repair in Chicago, IL.

Boiler Vs Water Heater: What is the Difference?

While they both have the same function to heat water, water heaters and boilers are different, but still commonly get referred to as the same thing. As just mentioned, boilers hold more water and are used for commercial properties, so water heaters are used for residences since they hold less. Some more differences between the two are:

  • A water heater stores water to be heated, while a boiler is an already heated metal box that water flows through to be warmed.
  • Boilers heat water quicker than water heaters, and the leftover steam that the hot water produces from the heated box is used to provide central heating. Water heaters can’t do that because they are only connected to the water line, whereas boilers are connected to the electric and water lines.