What Is the Difference Between a Furnace & a Boiler?

The difference between a furnace and a boiler is that they operate in markedly different ways. A furnace heats air, and then a blower motor moves the warmed air through the home’s duct system. On the other hand, a boiler heats water, which then flows through a network of pipes in the home. As the water flows, it generates heat throughout the home. The best way to remember the difference between a furnace and a boiler is to associate one with air and one with water.

The Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler

Another difference between these systems is the type of maintenance required. The air filter of a furnace needs to be changed or cleaned anywhere from once a month to once a quarter. The maintenance of boilers is entirely different. These systems need to have excess air bled. Although the time to bleed the system varies from unit to unit, improperly heated rooms are usually a sign that it’s time for maintenance. These heating systems have a downside and an upside. The advantage is that these systems can heat various zones in the house. As a result, you can heat only the areas needed and save money on utility bills. The disadvantage is that they tend to increase humidity levels in the home. To reduce these higher humidity levels, you can run a humidifier in some rooms or have a separate humidifier attached to the system.

HVAC Services & Products at Bounds Heating & Air

At Bounds Heating & Air, we offer a wide array of HVAC services, including the installation of energy-efficient HVAC systems, energy audits, HVAC repairs, duct cleaning, air quality products, and preventative maintenance plans for both commercial and residential needs. Our goal is to keep you cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. If you have a sudden breakdown, you can count on us with our 24/7 emergency repair service. With just a phone call, we’ll quickly send out one of our knowledgeable service technicians after hours, weekends, and holidays.

All of our service technicians carry the prestigious NATE certification and have in-depth knowledge of both new and older HVAC systems. You can feel confident that they will arrive with the skills and tools needed to get the job done right. We also offer a 100 percent guarantee on all work performed.

Why Choose Bounds Heating & Air Inc?

In order to help provide our customers with cost-effective HVAC solutions, we offer a variety of Internet coupons, discounts, and rebates on select systems and services. Along with our existing competitive prices, these special offers are additional ways to save money. For those who prefer to keep more cash in their bank account or credit lines open, our flexible financing plans are the ideal alternative. Enjoy the comfort of a new HVAC system with our low-interest rates. Be sure to visit our website for the latest offerings. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you’ll find we carry and install top brands for furnaces, boilers, hybrid systems, heat pumps, and ductless systems.

Looking to install a new heating system in your home? Call Bounds Heating & Air Inc today at (352) 290-3370 or contact us online to get started!