Boilers

A/C Control can help you when it comes to servicing a boiler. A boiler is a type of heating system that is offered in a few varying designs and piping configurations. The two main categories of boilers are steam boilers and hot water boilers. Either of these categories can be fueled by oil, gas, or electricity. A water boiler is made to boil water which is then converted into hot air that we use as a heating element. These sealed, typically steel systems use combustion to generate heat by igniting varying types of fuel including wood, coal, oil, or natural gas. This fuel heats water, which is then sent through pipes to radiators or to a fan coil unit that will effectively heat air.

A steam boiler system is designed to turn the water into steam and uses gravity and pressure to deliver the heat. This boiler operates through a combustion reaction between fuel and air, which ignites a flame fed into tubes that are submerged in water. The ensuing heat from this combustion is then transferred from the tube into the water in which the tubes are submerged. At that point, the heat produced is put back into the system as steam. This very hot steam flows through pipe systems to the equipment that is being heated, be it hot water coils in air handling units, or various water heating equipment.

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