What Are The Three Main Types of Boilers?
So your OLD Boiler is on its last legs and your looking for a new replacement but don’t know where to start. Well you’ve come to the right place as this article has been written to help you fully understand which boiler will be right for YOU.
WE will ensure you pick the right boiler for your needs and show you how to lower those dreaded bills using NEW intelligent technology. There has been a lot of discussion in the media about boiler savings and increased efficiency. In the past things have progressed along nicely in the boiler industry.
Here we explain the three main types of boiler systems that might be appropriate for your home
Combi Boiler or the Combination Boiler
The most Popular Choice
This Combi boiler is the most popular choice in the UK due to its efficiency and its discrete installation capability in limited space such as a kitchen cupboard. A Combi Boiler offers a combination of both hot water and central heating solution from one central unit. There is no need for a separate hot water cylinder as the system offers hot water on demand directly from your supply.
The Main Attributes of a Combi Boiler
√ Compact Size perfect solution for limited space
√ No bulky water cylinder
√ Hot Water available on demand
√ Only heat the water you use
√ No need to store water
√ Heat to radiators on demand New A rated
√ Eco efficient models with savings estimated at £340 per year
√ Can make a significant impact on bill reduction
√ Most popular choice in the UK
√ Recommended by The Energy Savings Trust as you can save up to £340 on your yearly
X bill water pressure can be lost whilst using more than one tap
X No emersion heater in case of emergencies
With a Separate Feeder and Expansion Tank
This is a gravity fed water system with the feeder and expansion tank kept in the loft. A separate water cylinder is located in an airing cupboard and the boiler in a separate location. These systems are a little out of date but still serve many homes today
Main Attributes of a Conventional System
√ Cold water feeder tank in the loft
√ Separate hot water cylinder that heats the water
√ As long as the water is heated it can send hot water to many taps without losing pressure
√ Add immersion to heat up water in emergency
√ Not as energy efficient solution as a condensing boiler
X Possible problems with leakages from separate cold water tank.
X Lots of different tanks/cylinders to maintain and store Older out of date technology
X More costly to run
A System Boiler – No Need For Feeder OR Header Tank In Loft
These are similar to a conventional boiler but there is no need for the feeder and header tank in the loft. They still contain a separate hot water cylinder and can have an emersion heater added to the system in case of emergency.
Main Attributes of a System Boiler
√ Separate hot water cylinder that heats the water As long as the water is heated it can send hot water to many taps without losing pressure
√ Good for larger family homes using multiple bathrooms √ Add immersion to heat up water in emergency
X Not as energy efficient solution as a condensing boiler
X Cylinders to maintain it’s older out of date technology
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