Pros and Cons of a Boiler Heating System

It can be a mind-boggling task to find a reliable heating system for your home. There are so many heating systems available and all of them have their own pros and cons.

In this post we will be discussing the pros and cons of a boiler heating system, as it is one of the most popular forms. Read it to learn if the boiler would be suitable for your home or office…

Pros of a Boiler Heating System

Better air quality:

Regular furnaces heat up rooms with the help of heated air (forced air).

Here the air is drawn in and heated. This heated air is distributed throughout the house with ducts. This air is taken in from outside and because of this, it could be carrying allergens (even though there is a filter as it can get damaged).

But this is a problem you don’t have to worry about when using a boiler heating system as the house is heated with the help of heated water. No air is required.

Distributed heating:

Another problem with forced air heating systems is that the air distributed can never be equal. Different ducts will emit different amounts of air. This will result in different parts of the house being heated to different temperatures.

Whereas with a boiler system you can always expect equal heating as the same amount of heated water is pumped through all pipes. All the radiators will emit the same amount of heat.

Cheaper:

Boilers are cheaper to run than almost any other type of heating system. Most of them are also environment-friendly as they run on natural gas.

Cons of a Boiler Heating System

More expensive to install:

The biggest problem with boiler heating systems is that you need to install a new system just for heating. Your regular HVAC system which is being used to heat and cool the home will not be compatible with a boiler. For the boiler to work, you will need to install a brand new piping system and radiators.

Disastrous leaks:

If the ducts of your furnace heating system leak, they will just leak out air and this might only affect the efficiency of the system.

But a boiler heating system will leak out boiling water. This will not only affect the efficiency of the system, but will cause damage to the house (especially if you have wood or carpet flooring). The dampness could also lead to mold growth.

These are all the pros and cons of a boiler heating system. Hopefully this article makes it easy for you to pick the right system for your house.