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Boilers have a long history of providing heat to homes and other buildings. However, they are not as common as furnaces, which remain the heating system found the most frequently in houses around the country. This isn’t because furnaces are better than boilers, however. For many homeowners, a boiler is the superior choice for comfort and provides numerous advantages.

You may already use a boiler, or you might be considering the option for your house. In either case, we recommend you give us a call. Baxter Comfort Solutions installs, replaces, repairs, and maintains quality boiler systems. We can help you make the choice about using a boiler, or take care of whatever services are required to get your boiler in peak shape. Arrange for service with us in Baxter, IA or elsewhere in the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown. Our motto is: “Helping you save by going green!”

Boilers vs. Furnaces

A furnace is a type of forced–air system, like an air conditioner or a heat pump. It changes the temperature of air and then uses a large blower fan to send the air out into the ventilation system and to the various rooms. A boiler, however, is a radiant heating system, using an entirely different form of heating. Boilers raise the temperature of water inside a water tank, and then pump the water through pipes to different parts of a house. The hot water raises the temperature of objects in the room, usually radiators, baseboard heaters, or floorboards. These heated objects radiate heat into the room, much the same way that heat radiates from sunbaked asphalt. The cooled water returns to the tank to re–start the process. We also offer excellent furnace services!

The Advantage of Using a Boiler for Heating

What makes the radiant heating from a boiler something you might want for your house? There are some important benefits:

  • Energy efficiency: Water is more effective and transferring heat than air, and a boiler is therefore more energy efficient than a furnace. You can expect to pay less to run a boiler over the season.
  • Even heating: The power of radiant heating spreads evenly and quickly through a room. This is different from a furnace or other forced–air heater, which blows heated air through vents where it first gathers at the top of a room.
  • Long lifespan: A boiler has only a small number of moving parts that wear down over time, and this helps the system have a longer lifespan than most other types of heating systems. It also means fewer repair calls.
  • Air quality improvements: A problem that forced–air heaters often have is they send dust and other pollutants from the ductwork out into living spaces. Since boilers have no ducts, there’s less air pollution—which can make a huge difference for asthma and allergy sufferers in your house.

We Offer Top Boilers and Great Boiler Service in Baxter

You can depend on our technicians to make sure you have an excellent new boiler installation. We carry the finest brands available—Navien, Weil, McLain—and will make sure that the new system is properly sized to save energy while delivering the warmth your family needs every winter in Baxter, IA. Our dedication to your comfort and satisfaction doesn’t end after the boiler is set–up: when you need boiler repairs or it’s time for a regular inspection for the system, Baxter Comfort Solutions can provide the help you need!