Which type of boiler is right for you
The type of boiler you require depends on several different factors, from how many people will be using the hot water to how many radiators are on the central heating system. Here we out line some of the key differences between the 3 main types of boilers, combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. If you have any further questions get in touch with us and our team will be happy to advise you.
Combination boilers have been increasing and increasing in popularity due to their space saving design. The boiler supplies heating and hot water in one and as such do not require a water tank or a hot water cylinder. They heat water on demand, straight from the incoming cold water mains supply. Combi boilers deliver instant, unlimited hot water and are a good choice if you enjoy a long shower with good pressure and flow rate.
Without the need for hot water cylinder or cold-water storage tank and that most can be installed easily within a stand kitchen cupboard and that you no longer need to heat water that you may not use combi boilers have taken the lion’s share of the UK boiler market in recent times.
One thing to consider before choosing a combi boiler is the lack of a backup hot water cylinder with immersion heater. If the boiler breaks down you won’t have any heating or hot water. Also, if you have a large home with several bathrooms, a combi boiler is unlikely to be able to meet your hot water requirements.
Like combination boilers, system boilers do not require a water tank. The central heating and hot water are provided via a sealed hot water storage cylinder, which is normally located in loft space or airing an airing cupboard. System boilers are considered the best solution for homes with more than one bathroom and a high-water demand.
Most heating and hot water system components are built into the boiler itself, making it quicker and easier to install.
Conventional/ Regular Boilers
Conventional boilers are also known as regular or heat only boilers. They are designed to work with conventional heating and hot water systems that have a separate hot water storage cylinder, a cold-water storage tank and a feed and expansion tank normally housed in the loft.
Systems with conventional boilers have most central heating components outside of the boiler.