Boilers vs. Furnaces: What Will Work for You?

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Are you considering changing out the type of heater you use in Evanston, WY, or Ogden, UT? At Champion Services, we can help you choose between furnaces and boilers, then install the system that best fits your needs.

Here’s what you should know when you’re trying to decide between a furnace and a boiler for your home’s heating system.

What is a Furnace?

In a furnace, air is forced over a series of heat exchangers before large fans blow it through your ducts. It enters rooms via heat registers, where it warms the air in the room and, eventually, your entire home.

Installing a furnace in Ogden will usually cost less than a boiler upfront, unless you also need to install ductwork, which can get very expensive. When you use a furnace, you usually have to heat the whole house at once, rather than just the rooms you’re living in. The air they blow is dry because of the heating system, but it will never freeze up on you.

Most furnaces don’t last as long as the average boiler and they may need more frequent repairs, too. They require filter changes every one to three months and you may need to install a separate humidifier to handle the dry air problems they can give you.

What is a Boiler?

Boilers circulate heated water throughout your home in radiators. The heated water is stored in a tank. It needs to be warm enough that it will rapidly heat enough air in each room to raise the temperature there.

While boilers in Ogden and Evanston, WY are more expensive to install, they make up for this by lasting longer and requiring fewer repairs than furnaces do. They usually allow you to only heat part of your home if you wish, and they are more energy efficient than the average furnace.

On the downside, boilers take a long time to heat a home and can add so much humidity that you need a dehumidifier to counteract it. If they break, boilers can cause major water damage, and the whole unit can freeze if exposed to very low temperatures.

Which Should You Choose?

You need to choose the heating system that best suits your needs. Our Evanston and Ogden heating service experts can take a look at your home and let you know what we recommend. We can also install either system in any house, no matter how extensive the work that needs to be done. Call to get your new heater today!

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