When you are looking to install a new boiler, it can be confusing to know which boiler is best for you. The main three types you will come across are Combi, System and Conventional. While you may be familiar with these terms, how familiar are you with what they actually mean? To help make things a little clearer, we have created a handy guide.
Conventional boilers require a cylinder and two water tanks, usually located in the loft. One tank feeds the cylinder, while the other maintains your system as a whole. To accommodate for these components, you need to have enough free space in your home. Your cylinder also comes with downsides, as it needs to be heavily insulated to avoid heat escaping.
However, conventional boilers can easily meet a high demand for hot water, so are perfect for homes with several bathrooms. They are also good for homes with low water pressure.
Similar to a conventional boiler, system boilers have a cylinder that is usually located in an upstairs cupboard. As a result, they have similar downsides when it comes to insulating the cylinder. However, they require much less space which is perfect for homes with a high demand for hot water but less available space.
You can use multiple hot water appliances at the same without losing water pressure, which is another great advantage.
Combination (combi) Boilers
Combi boilers are becoming very popular, as they require only a boiler unit and nothing else. This makes them perfect for smaller homes, as they require no additional loft or upstairs space. They heat water directly from your mains, which does mean you require good water pressure.
You receive hot water instantly when you need it, which puts them ahead of the other boilers. However, they will struggle to meet a high demand for hot water, so this is something you need to consider. If you have a small home and a small family, it could be the perfect choice.
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