Boilers Vs. Water Heaters Vs. Both: Turning Up The Heat In Your Home
The term "boiler" is a funny one because it brings up so many different ideas. For some people, a boiler is synonymous with a water heater (and if you're in the United Kingdom, it often is synonymous), while others think of boilers as home heating systems. Different sizes and configurations add to the confusion. However, a boiler in the United States is a distinct type of heating system that can be used for water, home heating, or both.