All you need to know about your boiler

One of the important accessories of the plumbing system is a boiler. It has an important role in heating and generating power in not only your house, but also your commercial building. So, it can be installed in both places according to its utility and source of energy.

A boiler is a tank that burns fuel to produce heat by converting water under pressure into steam. The resulting hot water or steam are distributed to various areas where they are to be used.

The various applications of a boiler come in heating water, cooking, center heating, sanitation, working of steam engines and turbines, for process heating in milk, sugar and textile mills as well as chemical industries and in generating power.

A boiler is made up of combustion container, controls, heat exchanger, a burner and an exhaust stack. From commercial point of view, a boiler is the largest and most important part of a thermal power plant.

Some types of Boilers:

ELECTRIC BOILERS: this one uses electricity as a source to heat up the water and contains a large container that has openings for the entry and exit of water. After the heating, the water is moved to the radiators of the houses by an electric pump. The benefits of using this type of boiler include no noise or mess, ease of installation and energy efficiency. The disadvantage of this type of boiler is that it is quite expensive due to use of electricity.

GAS FIRED BOILERS: these are called gas fired boilers because they get power either from natural gas or propane. They are the most long-lasting and efficient kind of boilers. This is because they regain the energy formed when the gases leave the boiler, so less fuel is used.

OIL FIRED BOILERS: this is also an energy efficient boiler and does not work on gas so it is quite famous in areas where natural gas is not available. The home heating oil is used mostly, stored in a fuel tank. The cost depends on the price of oil but biodiesel fuel is also being used now by some providers.

Some other types of boilers that are installed in houses or commercial buildings, include

Single tube boiler.

Multi-tube boiler (based on tubes).

High, medium or low-pressure boilers (based on pressure).

Sometimes, the boiler does not work properly due to too high or too low pressure, problems in the power or gas supply, fault in the radiator, fluctuations in the pilot light or a frozen condensate pipe.

Whatever may be the cause of a broken or non-functioning boiler, you need plumbing repairs to solve the problem. The professional plumbers such as those of plumbing pros, would quickly respond to your call and manage the trouble in your residential as well as commercial property.

They are open to help with the plumbing and sewage issues whether it is day or night time. They not only repair broken pumps, tanks and pipes, but also work for new installations.