Date: December 5, 2022
Winter will officially begin in a few weeks, but here in Boston and its surrounding towns, winter weather is already making its presence felt. If you have a boiler system in your home, your radiators are probably already heating up.
At Cubby Oil & Energy, we have a team of skilled technicians that can handle any boiler installation or service challenge. Here’s a primer on what boilers are and how they work.
You can think of both a boiler and a furnace as the heart of a heating system. But they generate and distribute heat in different ways:
Whether your boiler distributes steam or hot water depends on the type of system you have.
There are pros and cons to both systems.
Furnaces utilize ductwork that can also be used for central air conditioning. This isn’t the case with boilers. On the other hand, they blow air into your living space, spreading pollutants and lowering indoor air quality.
Boilers produce a humid heat, which feels more comfortable. However, they also talk longer to heat your home. It’s also worth noting that changing your home’s heating from a boiler system to a forced-air system (or vice versa) is incredibly difficult and expensive.
An oil-fired boiler can provide some of the best-quality heat a home can experience. That is crucial to your family’s comfort in an icy New England winter. But if you haven’t had your annual boiler maintenance visit, your heating system’s performance may be subpar. Even worse, you could suffer a breakdown at the worst possible time.
Don’t wait any longer. Request your service appointment right now and be ready for the cold months to come.