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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Why Would Someone Choose Boiler Heating These Days?

by Madison Dean

With all of the innovation that has occurred over the past few years, it may seem strange that some people would purposefully choose boiler heating, a type of heating that has been around for hundreds of years. But in fact, these people are not just stuck in time and refusing to move forward. Boiler heating does still have some advantages over more modern systems, and it works really well in some situations. Here are a few key reasons why some people choose boiler heating.

1. Boiler heating does not displace the air.

Most types of heating that are not boiler-based involve forced air. And while having warm air blowing through your home does sound nice, it can cause some issues for some people. If you have allergies, constantly having any dust or mold spores in your home blown through the air can lead to itching and sneezing fits. And some people just don't like the feeling of air blowing over their bodies as they are sitting still. With boiler heating, there's no air blowing around. This is why boiler heating is a really common choice among those with allergies. It may even allow you to cut back on allergy medications.

2. Boiler heating warms the surfaces.

Boiler-style heating does not just warm the air in your home. Heat flows from the radiators through the flooring, and also through your walls. As a result, the floors won't feel as chilly as you walk on them, and the walls won't feel as chilly when you touch them. This can really make your home feel cozier, especially in the depths of winter. Forced air heating tends to make the air in the home, but not the home itself, feel warm—and this just doesn't appeal to everyone.

3. Boiler heating does not require ducts.

If you live in an older home that was not built with ductwork, then installing ducts is a major project. It's much easier to stick with boiler heating, which just involves thin pipes being passed behind and through walls. In other words, if a home already has boiler heating, then the easiest approach is to stick with boiler heating. 

The heating industry has changed a lot over the years, but that does not mean boiler heating is obsolete. There are still some people and homes for whom boiler heating continues to be the best choice. To learn more, contact local heating services.