Homeowners rarely consider the boiler aspect when consulting with hydronic heating services in Melbourne. And even though installations of such a system should be cost-effective and convenient, those are often the only determinants we look at when we receive a quotation. But for your hydronic heating system to be truly cost-effective, it needs to be installed efficiently with high-quality equipment which includes the boiler.
Boilers play a much more significant role than you may think, as it starts heating the water before circulating it throughout the system layout. The heated water then returns to the boiler once it has circulated, to be reheated again – and so the process continues.
While one may rely on a professional to provide them with affordable and reputable products for the installation, it is important to understand that one should have some knowledge on a boiler. In this blog, we help you understand the basics of a boiler, the types that you can consider and the sources of power you may have available to use.
The Basics Of Boilers
Boilers are available for residential installation in several sizes and fitting one into a home is dependent on the size needed. This can be quickly determined by a professional, who will take into consideration the home size as well the homeowner’s requirements for the system layout throughout the property.
The Types Of Boilers
There are three types of boilers available to residential installations, heat types, combination types and high-efficiency types. Heat type boilers are sufficient for homeowners who utilise a large amount of water and where the demand is greater than usual. A combination boiler, has two functionalities, heating your hydronic system as well as your hot water. Lastly, the high-efficiency boiler is suitable for a homeowner looking to decrease their energy bill and conserve power, where the boiler makes use of power sparingly to ensure no wastage.
The Power Sources
Depending on your area, you may have natural gas, LPG or liquefied petroleum gas or electricity. Natural gas can be more affordable but not as environmentally conscious. LPG and electricity too can be more economical in certain ways. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but the system installed is dependent on the power sources available locally.
It is also imperative after installation that boilers are regularly maintained and serviced to increase its longevity and durability. For more information on our boilers and hydronic heating services in Melbourne, contact us at Aqueduct Heating Services today. We provide expert service and work to high standards, to ensure every installation is consistent and efficient.
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