The boilers are responsible for heating the rooms and water in the house in the most efficient and comfortable way possible.

There are different types depending on the type of fuel, the space available and the use needs of each house. We show you the differences between all of them. And we recommend the gas heating system as the best system.

Uses of boilers
A gas combustion process is carried out inside the boiler. The gas is burned, heating and turning the water contained in the boiler into steam. That steam comes out of the boiler tank and is the one used to heat.

The boiler of a house is intended for two purposes:

1. To provide heating to the home.
2. To give sanitary hot water to the house.

These are what are called mixed boilers.
- They are the most common in most homes.

The other types of boilers that exist are snapshots, also called by micro accumulation. This type of boiler has micro accumulators (hence its name): there are deposits of between 3 and 5 liters of hot water, which allows the water to run hot instantly when the tap is turned on and there is no need to waste a drop waiting for that the water comes out at the desired temperature.

- They are usually installed in homes that have more than 3 bathrooms.

What aspects do you have to take into account when choosing a boiler?

1. In what type of housing the boiler is going to be installed: a single-family house is not the same as a flat.

2. What type of fuel can be used: there are areas where natural gas does not reach; other homes where there is no space to place a fuel tank.

3. The number of bathrooms: it is very important to know the use to be made of the boiler and know how many bathrooms are required and if they are toilets or also need showers and bathtubs (since the amount of hot water needed in these cases it is much greater).

4. There are also other factors that influence such as:

- The geographical area where the house is located, since the external temperature conditions the operation of the boiler.

- The insulation available to the house.

Tips to save

Use the boiler responsibly
It is very important to have the desired temperature adjusted without abusing very high temperatures that will only make you spend more money. You must take into account that each degree that increases the temperature will cause the energy consumption to increase by 7%.

It is advisable to regulate the temperature between 19ºC and 21ºC. At night, you can lower the temperature of the bedrooms to 17ºC.

Controls the expense
For this, it is beneficial to have a chronothermostat. It is responsible for regulating the temperature of the house for hours or days; automatically manage the ignition and shutdown of the boiler. In this way, the performance of the heating is optimized and waste is avoided when you are not at home.

Place detectors
Natural gas and butane gas alarms are very practical because they alert against any leakage.

Extra features
Some boilers include a Wifi thermostat that allows you to control the boiler through mobile devices such as a smartphone or a tablet. They are compatible with solar thermal installations, allowing you to save more than half the energy compared to conventional boilers.

Author's Bio: 

Hasan Root, a dream lover.