Boilers work with a very simple process. A series of burners heats water in a main chamber. The heat is then distributed throughout your home via a series of pipes, which cycle the hot water or steam through it. Boilers are useful because they distribute the heat very evenly and don’t create drafts or cold spots the way furnaces do, and they don’t cost much to run either.
Boilers tend to work best in areas with particular cold air and with fuel availability to match. In the Northeast, many boiler systems still operate via fuel oil, which we don’t see much of out here. Gas-heated boilers are more common, but they can’t match gas furnaces for efficiency, and the cost of installation is often much higher than it is for gas furnaces. Running those pipes in a modern home is inefficient and often cost prohibitive as well. The boiler’s pipes and radiators are more a staple of older homes, which Phoenix, as a more modern city, doesn’t usually feature.
In the briefest possible terms, boilers aren’t a good fit for a city such as ours. If you’re looking for an alternative to gas furnaces, then heat pumps and radiant heat systems prove far more efficiency than boilers, and can readily be installed by the experts at Goettl Good Guys. “I’ve heard about boilers, should I consider one for my Phoenix home?” If you’re asking that, then give us a call today. We handle Phoenix heating installation issues of all varieties and can provide numerous options that are appropriate to our area!