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Why Use a Boiler to Heat My Home?

Modern homeowners have their pick of the litter, so to speak, when it comes to the many different ways in which they may choose to heat their homes. While forced air heating systems, such as furnaces, are probably the most common in residential applications, we suggest that you give the boiler some serious consideration if you are installing a new heater or having an old one replaced. Many homeowners use boilers in Washington, D.C., and with great results. If you think that you’d like to join their ranks, consider the information below. Should you decide to move ahead with your boiler installation, remember to schedule that service with the boiler professionals here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.


Boilers do not heat air directly and then distribute that heated air throughout a house, as furnaces do. Because of this, boilers do not run the risk of energy loss via leaky ductwork. This helps to make the boiler a very efficient home heating option. When you use a natural gas boiler, which we recommend, you benefit further from the use of a fairly affordable fossil fuel option. When you schedule your boiler installation and maintenance with us, you’ll be more than satisfied with the efficiency with which your boiler operates.


Boilers, as mentioned above, are not forced air systems. This is itself a benefit, as it means that there are fewer moving parts in a boiler system that may encounter operational problems. Boilers are well-regarded for their great reliability, and this is no fluke. When you invest in a boiler, you’ll be able to heat your home with well-earned confidence.

Air Quality

We don’t mean to be picking on forced air heating systems, as they can be used with great success. However, the potential for damaged ductwork, as well as the fact that you have air blowing through vents in your home, can lead to some worry in regards to indoor air quality. If pollutants make their way into your ductwork, then they can be distributed throughout the entire house. Plus, the forced air can kick up dirt and dust on the ground. None of this is of any concern when you heat your home with a boiler.


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