What type of boiler is needed for my home?
We often get asked what type of boiler is available for customers homes. The most popular choice is combi boiler, which is fitted to the majority of households throughout the UK.
There are other boilers that are fitted to homes so we thought we’d get these listed for you so you know the difference.
Combi (or combination) boilers are the UK’s most popular type of boiler for gas central heating and domestic hot water. They are easy to install, simple to use and economical to run.
A combi boiler only heats water when a hot top or shower is turned on, ensuring maximum efficiency. There is no need to find space for a water storage cylinder or have a tank in the loft. Hot water is delivered to your taps at mains pressure, so you can enjoy a powerful shower without the need for a pump.
Heat only boilers
Heat only boilers are also known as ‘regular’ or ‘conventional’ boilers. If you are replacing an old boiler and have a small expansion tank and a larger cold water storage cistern in your loft space, you probably already have a heat only boiler.
Heat only boilers are usually installed on an open vented system. The system will usually comprise two tanks in the loft, a hot water storage cylinder in the airing cupboard and a separate pump.
If you live in a home with more than one bathroom or require more hot water than can be provided by a combi boiler, then a system boiler could be your perfect heating and hot water solution.
System boilers combine high efficiency and high performance with exceptional ‘green’ credentials. The reliability, versatility, convenience and ease of installation offered by a system boiler also contribute to its popularity.