Educational Articles & Latest News

Should I Consider a Boiler for My Phoenix Home?

 

Boilers are a common form of heating back east, using hot water run through a series of pipes to warm your home. The technology has been in use for some time and it remains a safe and efficient way to warm your home in some parts of the country. “I’ve heard about boilers: should I consider one for my Phoenix home?” It’s a valid question, and one that requires careful thought. The answer, however, is usually “no.” Phoenix AZ heating installation experts can explain why.

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!

Related Expert Center Articles

Qualities to Look for in Commercial HVAC Repair Services

  During a long, hot summer in Southern Arizona, a powerful air conditioner is essential for the success of any business. With the amount of strain that you will place on your company’s AC during the summer months, you need to have the number of an excellent Tucson, AZ commercial HVAC repair service handy should something go wrong with your cooling. You’ll also need to keep them in mind for the rest of the year, should you also need work for your heater. But what separates a good comm...

Don’t Forget to Schedule Heating Maintenance

  The temperature around here during the daytime hours is still pretty warm, although, at night, things are getting noticeably cooler. Sure, we’re hanging around the mid-60’s for the most part right now, but it won’t be long before temps in the 50’s, and even the 40’s, are commonplace. Our mild winters do not mean that you can overlook the need for professional heating maintenance in Phoenix, AZ. Before our nights get any colder, you should dial our number and schedule routine h...

Thermostat Tips for a Better Cooling Performance

  There are a lot of different components in your home cooling system, but not a single one do you interact with more directly than your thermostat. It is your thermostat, after all, through which you communicate with your air conditioning system in order to regulate its performance. Because of this, it is absolutely necessary to ensure that you are using your thermostat in Phoenix, AZ as successfully as possible. While you may not think of a thermostat as being very complex, the fact of t...

  • See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.

    I have been with Goettl Air in Tucson for years and have always had complete confidence in their maintenance service. The technicians are knowledgeable and pleasant, on time, and work in an efficient and timely manner. They explain what they are doing and will make recommendations if a repair is warranted. I have purchased several preventive parts and find that my yearly inspections have been great — with little or no repair in the past years. I do like the option of a yearly maintenance contract. Having yearly maintenance keeps my furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. I would definitely recommend Goettl Air Conditioning.

    JESSICA R

  • See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.

    I have been with Goettl Air in Tucson for years and have always had complete confidence in their maintenance service. The technicians are knowledgeable and pleasant, on time, and work in an efficient and timely manner. They explain what they are doing and will make recommendations if a repair is warranted. I have purchased several preventive parts and find that my yearly inspections have been great — with little or no repair in the past years. I do like the option of a yearly maintenance contract. Having yearly maintenance keeps my furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. I would definitely recommend Goettl Air Conditioning.

    PAM

Related Educational Articles & Latest News

Born in the Southwest and quickly growing to provide Goettlized home environments throughout the nation.

View Locations