Simple operation and interesting energy performance: the steam boiler has many advantages.
What is a steam boiler?
The steam boiler can be fueled by oil or gas, but in both cases the operation is the same. It will use the condensation principle to optimize heat exchange for more efficiency and less heat loss.
The steam boiler will heat the water circuit in the boiler with its burner. Then, fumes are generated by this combustion, and they contain water vapor at very high temperature. The combustion thus produces hot water that will be distributed in the heating circuit of the house (underfloor heating, radiators...). The water that returns to the circuit is then colder when it returns to the boiler, but it has been able to enrich itself by passing some of the energy contained in the fumes. Then, the water vapor will condense naturally on the wall of the exchanger, colder, and this creates energy.
The advantages of the steam boiler
Rather powerful for "soft" heating or underfloor heating, the steam boiler is very popular. Because of its operating system, it is a rather ecological and environmentally friendly way of heating. Indeed, it consumes little fuel (gas or oil) and the pollution it emits is limited, especially because the fumes emitted are not at very high temperatures.
Depending on your needs, you would rather opt for a wall steam boiler (generally less powerful, however sufficient for an apartment) or on the ground (more indicated in a house, in the basement).
To know also: according to the type of installation, the steam boiler can make you benefit from a tax credit. Interesting information that allows you to start quickly to depreciate the purchase price of your steam boiler, in addition to the energy savings it will make you achieve.