(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Most homes here in Colorado use one of two ways to heat their homes; either furnaces or boilers. While a furnace heats air and distributes it throughout your home using ducts, a boiler heats water and distributes it throughout your home using hot water or steam. Steam is distributed via pipes to a steam radiator; hot water is distributed either through a baseboard radiator or a radiant floor system.
Steam boilers typically operate at higher temperatures than their hot water boiler counterparts, and are therefore likely to less efficient. Yet you can find a variety of high efficiency boilers on the market today, depending on your wants and needs.
A steam boiler contains a tank that holds water and a heat source that is powered by oil or gas. As the heat source continues to build heat, it gradually heats up the water within the boiler, turning the water into steam. From there the steam travels through pipes and is transported to specific locations throughout your home. The steam boiler can be a closed boiler system where the steam is returned to the tank (or vessel) in the form of water, or an open boiler system in which the steam is used and not returned. Continue reading →