Plumbing Basics - Which Type of Boiler is Right For You?
Thursday, 10 December 2020

 If you're tired of constantly calling plumbing professionals to come out and fix your faulty tankless water heaters, or outdated water heaters, then it might be time for you to consider replacing your boiler with a modern tankless water heating system. Whether you want to replace an outdated tank heater, or switch to a free tank system,  The Lipasun Heating and Plumbing Company has all the experience and tools necessary to help you make a decision. And we don't just mean buying a new boiler, either!

In this article, we'll talk about: What is the difference between tank boilers and tankless boilers? Is a tank boiler a better option than a tankless boiler?


 Tank Boiler vs. Tankless Boiler

Tank Boiler vs. Tankless Boiler There are two main types of boilers: Gas Boilers and Water Boilers. Gas boilers heat water by using gas like propane, but don't require gas lines. Water Boilers, on the other hand, use water as their fuel source and are generally more efficient than gas boilers.

Gas boilers provide a constant source of heat, while water boilers provide much more flexibility in terms of what type of fuel they can run off of, and their efficiency in terms of energy output. While both types of boilers provide their own advantages and disadvantages, there are some things that are most important to you when choosing a boiler for your home.
Boilers - What Boilers Are Available? Most boilers available today come in two basic types - one is the traditional gas-fired boiler and the other is the water-fired boiler. These boilers all use the same principle to heat water, but their efficiency and lifespan can vary greatly.
Pipes - Boilers Need Good Plumbing. A good boiler will usually have a copper pipe or steel tubing inside that allows the hot water to flow to the tank. But, as you may well know, you can't get water from the tank and then transfer it into the boiler. This is where pipes come in.
Properly installed, these pipes will prevent heat loss in the tank while allowing the water to circulate through the tank. So, if you have any doubt that your piping is up to code, call the plumber to have them verify.
Tankless Boilers - Why Switch? For homeowners who want to save money and not have to replace their boiler on a regular basis, switching to tank free boilers can be a good option. The biggest advantage to a tank free boiler is that you don't have to install and maintain a tank, which saves you money.
While some homeowners do not have a choice, installing a gas line and then running the gas to the tank can prove costly. And, because you won't need to pay for a gas line, you can save a lot more money with this type of boiler.
How Does a Tankless Boiler Work?
How Does a Tankless Boiler Work? Like any other type of boiler, tankless boilers use a fuel source like propane, but unlike the traditional boilers, the fuel doesn't need to be connected to the tank at all times, and it doesn't take any time to reach the water's temperature.
Because the fuel comes directly from the tank, you never have to worry about your hot water leaking to the outside tank. And because no water is left in the tank, you can't find out when your water needs refilling.
Tankless boilers are perfect for those who are willing to take some time to learn how their system works. Because they work on electricity rather than gas, you don't have to worry about problems like carbon monoxide or water damage. And, since your system isn't on constant high pressure, you won't have to worry about blacking out your lights or other issues with your gas bills.
Choose the type of system that's right for your needs. Your plumbing, and the system you use, should meet all of your needs for years to come.
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