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Boilers

A boiler is an enclosed unit in which water or other fluid is heated. Boilers are capable of heating lager complexes, pools, or other large areas that need hot water, making them generally larger and more complex than water heaters. Reliable Water Services provides water heater and boiler rental contracts servicing Southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana, and the greater midwest area. Posts under the “boiler” category discuss boiler and indirect water heating systems, give energy-efficient tips and money saving tips for using hot water systems, and more.

Boilers, Hot Water Equipment

Breaking Down the Boiler Room Part 1: Boiler Basics

Based on the name alone, the term boiler should naturally make people think of hot water.

Yet people are often surprised to learn we work with boilers too. Maybe it’s because boiler technology has been around for so long and used for many different things in various ways over time (like powering locomotive steam engines!), that it’s hard to believe a boiler can still be a relevant piece of equipment in modern boiler rooms. But it’s true, boilers can still be quite useful today, especially when placed in the right circumstances.

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Boilers, Hot Water, Water Heater Sizing, Water Heaters

Indirect Water Heaters: A Boiler Briefing

Wondering about the difference between indirect water heaters and standard tank-type water heaters? It’s all about the boiler!

Your business needs hot water, and both a tank-type heater and an indirect water heating setup will have benefits and drawbacks. Adding an indirect tank to a heating boiler to create a “combination system” can provide extra power and save space, but a traditional water heater setup may create fewer headaches in the long run. We’ll run through some key factors to consider, including the main differences between the two systems to help you decide if your boiler should also work as part of your commercial water heating system.

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Boilers, Hot Water, Water Heaters

City Steam

Have you ever seen a fourteen-story boiler? Yep, you read that right. FOURTEEN STORIES.

It takes FOUR of these monster-sized boilers to supply much of the City of Milwaukee’s downtown buildings with steam heat. All that steam comes from a centralized plant located in the Menomonee Valley and owned by We Energies. The facility provides water and atmospheric heat for 450 downtown Milwaukee buildings, all while producing electricity as a byproduct of the steam generation. The Valley facility is the largest utility-owned co-generation plant in the entire United States – and it’s right in the backyard of our Reliable Water Services HQ! Seems like city steam heat runs most everything in downtown Milwaukee, just like it has since the mid-1800’s.

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