Choosing the right Heating system is essential, there are three main types that may suit you and your property.
For The Local Boiler Company to give you a fixed price and choose the right system we need to visit the property to provide a free no obligation quote.
Combi Boilers Explained
- Combi boilers are the UK’s most popular type of boiler
- Hot water for your taps and central heating system is supplied directly from the boiler unit.
- Ideal for smaller homes and homes with one bathroom.
- Provides limitless hot water on demand.
- Can be an economical option, as combi boilers only heat the water you use.
- A great space-saving solution with no need for a separate cold water tank or hot water cylinder.
- Installation may be quicker as there are fewer parts in a combi central heating system.
- Depending on your mains water pressure, the flow of hot water could be reduced if you’re using more than one tap at the same time.
- Water can sometimes take a few seconds to heat up.
Conventional Boilers Explained
- Conventional boilers are also known as regular or heat-only boilers.
- They send heated water to your radiators and a hot water cylinder.
- Better suited to larger homes, especially those with more than one bathroom.
- Can provide hot water to more than one tap at the same time.
- An electrical immersion heater can be fitted to the hot water cylinder as a back-up, should your boiler breakdown.
- Space is required for a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank which is usually located in the loft.
- You’ll need programmable controls to heat the water in the cylinder, so it’s ready for when you need it.
- Hot water is limited to the capacity of the cylinder, so if it runs out you’ll need to wait until it heats up again.
System Boilers Explained
- System boilers work in a similar way to conventional boilers but have some external parts built-in.
- There’s no need for a separate feed and expansion tank usually located in the loft.
- Ideal for larger homes and homeowners who want extra storage space in their loft.
- Hot water can be supplied to more than one tap at the same time.
- An electrical immersion heater can be fitted to the hot water cylinder, so you’ll still have hot water should your boiler stop working.
- To ensure hot water is available for when you need it, you’ll require programmable controls to heat your water in advance.
- If you choose a mains-fed hot water cylinder, you won’t require a cold water tank in the loft.