Water and Steam Boilers
Water and steam boilers are two of the oldest ways to heat a home or workplace. A water boiler or hot water boiler operates by pumping heated water through pipes, heating each room. Similarly, a steam boiler operates like a tea kettle, heating the water until steam is produced under pressure, which then pushes the heated steam through the pipes. Steam boilers operate under higher temperatures, and tend to be less efficient than water boilers. A direct vent water heater typically uses natural gas or propane to create combustion heat, with exhaust gases (including deadly carbon monoxide) generated as a by-product. The heater’s direct vent feature draws in air from the outside, and expels the combustion gases safely out via vents. Zoro also has a great selection of hydronic heaters and accessories, radiant process heaters, and portable commercial oil heaters.