The Importance of Gas Broilers

The Importance of Gas Broilers

There are a number of reasons to have a gas boiler installed in the home and these include cost effectiveness, easier maintenance and environmental benefits.  In comparison to oil boilers, gas boilers operate a lot more simply and no storage tank is required.  Below are some of the detailed benefits and different types of boilers that are powered by gas:

Cost Effective

Gas boilers are fueled by natural gas, which makes it a lot cheaper to operate than oil boilers and they run more efficiently than their oil counterparts as well.  These two factors combined results in drastically decreased heating bills.  Additionally, natural gas is directly fed to the home by the utility company, which means that no payment has to be made to have a company come to the home and fill up the tank.

Less Maintenance

An oil boiler requires a huge storage tank, which could possibly leak.  However, a gas boiler requires no storage tank and because it is fed directly from the utility company, there is no danger of running out of fuel during times of heavy demand.

More Environmentally Friendly

These gas-powered boilers are a lot less hazardous to the environment than other sources of heat, producing approximately 45 percent less carbon dioxide in comparison to coal and 30 percent less carbon dioxide when compared to oil boilers.  Additionally, the process of drilling for gas is quite easy and throughout North America, massive quantities can be found; this enables less dependence on foreign oil.

Types

Combi Boiler

Combi boilers are a tremendously popular for gas central heating systems.  These boilers supply hot water on demand for the radiators, central heating system and all the hot water outlets.  They provide an excellent means of saving space because the design is quite compact.  In addition, combi boilers are extremely efficient as the flow rate limits the amount of water that can be used at any one time, but this could make them unsuitable for households that require simultaneous use of multiple hot water outlets.

System Boilers

These boilers heat the water from the mains, which eliminates the need for having cold water tanks in the loft.  They are beneficial to homeowners who want to save on space.  The system boiler relies on a hot water cylinder for water storage; however, the boiler is compact, which makes the process of installation very simple and neat.  System boilers are ideal for busy households because they can simultaneously supply high pressure water to multiple hot water outlets.

Open Vent Boilers

These boilers require two water tanks.  They require a hot water storage cylinder and a cold water tank.  Water is drawn by the cold water tank from the mains and then feeds it to the hot water cylinder.  After which the boiler heats the water and it can be distributed to every hot water outlet throughout the property.

These are just some of the benefits that can be derived from gas boilers and the fact that they are more environmentally friendly than many of their counterparts is a tremendously important reason to buy these boilers.