If you need a replacement boiler, you’ve come to the right place
There are many things to consider when choosing a new boiler; therefore, this article will help you discern the best one.
First, let’s clarify what a condensing boiler is. This is not a type of boiler, but it’s a term to be aware of if your boiler is old. Condensing boilers are more environmentally friendly compared to older ones. They condense the steam instead of wasting it and generate new energy to power the boiler. Therefore, they are more energy efficient and save money on energy bills.
Let’s discuss what types of boilers exist and whether they suit your needs.
1) Regular Boilers
These boilers are common in older homes and larger properties. Regular boilers are considered traditional or heat-only boilers, containing a water cylinder with two tanks. As a result, they take up more space in your home, a disadvantage for homeowners looking to convert their loft into a living area.
However, a regular boiler is an excellent replacement boiler for larger homes with more than one bathroom. Bigger families can enjoy uninterrupted access to hot water anywhere in the house. Although, when it runs out, you’ll need to wait until it reheats. This boiler can also be connected to a solar water heating system to enhance energy efficiency.
2) Combi (Combination) Boilers
Combi boilers are the ideal replacement boiler for smaller properties. The loft has no water tanks, as the mains supply heats the water. Therefore, more space is available in your home.
After your new boiler installation, water is instantly available, so you don’t have to wait until it’s heated. However, a combi boiler means you can only access hot water through one source or the pressure drops.
A Combi boiler installation will increase your energy-efficient rating. Also, less pipework is involved, so you don’t have to worry about freezing pipes in winter.
For your home to benefit from a combi boiler installation, your home requires sufficient mains pressure. Discussing this aspect with an engineer before deciding is essential. Furthermore, if your combi boiler breaks down, there is no backup heater, so you’ll have hot water until it’s fixed.
Despite these disadvantages, a combi boiler is still an excellent choice for a new boiler for smaller families.
3) System Boilers
System boilers have a lot in common with regular boilers and therefore share many advantages and disadvantages for homeowners looking for a replacement boiler. However, there’s one key difference: system boilers don’t require two separate water tanks, as all components are already attached to the boiler and water cylinder.
Essentially, you must consider how big your house is and how many people are living in the home before committing to a new boiler.
We’re here to help you decide on your replacement boiler, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.