A boiler is one of the most common ways to heat your home. It’s a simple appliance that burns a low-cost fuel. The most common fuels you’ll find are fuel oil and natural gas. Either one will serve the needs of your boiler. There are advantages and disadvantages to each one, but most people just stick with whichever fuel their boiler is designed to burn. However, different systems will experience some different problems. Knowing the different parts of your boiler can help you determine why something might be going wrong.

The Boiler Itself

First and foremost, you have the boiler itself. Boilers tend to come in many different types. They have nuanced differences as well as large differences, though they all function in relatively the same manner. The boiler is a device that takes in fuel, either natural gas or fuel oil. It then burns that fuel to heat up a tank of water. The water comes to a boil and travels through pipes. Many boilers, especially those with large homes to feed, have motors to assist the movement of water. They also have exhaust vents to remove harmful chemicals. Dorset heating contractors and consultants can tell you if this part of your system is running properly.

The Pipes

The boiling water then travels through pipes in your house or building that are installed in the walls. The pipes, though insulated, do exude some heat through the walls. In each room, the pipes emerge from the walls and run through the coils of the radiators. Problems with radiators can occur as well. Radiators have to maintain the proper kind of pressure to keep water moving swiftly and keep rooms warm.

To make your consultation go smoothly, you should investigate the source of the problem. Such an investigation will help you better inform your heating contractor.