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22 Feb

Boiler or water heater, which is better?

There are two main ways of heating the water in your home – a water heater or a boiler.

Boilers are typically found in older homes, and electric or gas water heaters are more commonly found in modern homes.

An electric or gas heater works by using either electricity or gas to ignite a flame in the tank. Once ignited, the flame heats the surrounding water. Electric or gas water heaters provide hot water throughout the home. Uses include showers, dish washers and laundry machines. 

A boiler, on the other hand, has multiple uses. Boilers heat water for appliances and to heat your home.

To provide heated water, a boiler acts similar to a water heater. Gas or an electric source heats water within the boiler, which is then ready to be used by your various appliances and fixtures. 

Boilers can also be a source of heat for your home. The boiler creates steam and disperses it throughout the home via a radiator or other means. For instance, a boiler is used to heat the floor in a radiant heating system.

When deciding if you should install a boiler or water heater, take into consideration the space that you have available. A water heater will take up much less space than a boiler.

There are many factors to consider when deciding to install a boiler or hot water heater, such as simplicity of controls, how the boiler or water heater will be powered and what uses you will have for the steam or heated water.

Plumbers 911 can refer you to a reliable plumbing contractor in your area to help you decide which is best for you, a boiler or water heater. Plumbers 911 can also refer you to a contractor, who can provide inspection and maintenance to a boiler or water heater.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link:

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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