What is a Combi Boiler?
A combi boiler is short for ‘combination boiler’, referring to the fact that it controls both your central heating and your hot water. It controls everything from one compact box, usually in the kitchen or bathroom of your home. This means that you don’t have to find room for a separate hot water cylinder in your property as with a conventional or system boiler. This is a huge benefit if you have limited or no loft space at all, for example.
The combi boiler simply heats the water as and when you want it, straight from the mains supply. This economical way of providing hot water, rather than heating up a whole tank that you might not use, is one of the reasons that it is currently the most popular boiler option. It also means that there is no limit to the amount of hot water you receive. Using a conventional system, once the hot water is gone you have to wait for the whole tank to heat up again.
As combi boilers are a more streamlined approach to providing hot water and heating for your home, installation usually takes much less time than with other types of boiler. This means you can be enjoying the benefits of warm rooms and hot water from your new boiler sooner.