Boiler (water heating)

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The term boiler may refer to an appliance for heating water. Applications include water heating and central heating.


The boiler heats water to a temperature controlled by a thermostat. The water then flows (either by natural circulation or by a pump) to radiators in the rooms which are to be heated. Water also flows through a coil in the hot water tank to heat a separate mass of water for bathing, etc.

Condensing boiler[edit]

Back boiler[edit]

A back boiler is a device which is fitted to a residential heating stove or open fireplace to enable it to provide both room heat and domestic hot water or central heating.[1]

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  1. ^ "Biomass | Energy Saving Trust". Archived from the original on 2015-03-29. Retrieved 2015-01-27.