Choose the right boiler type

With so many different boiler types -combi, sealed, conventional – how can you choose the right one for your home? Here’s a quick guide to the options.

Condensing boilers

You may hear talk of condensing boilers, which can be confusing because they are not a type of boiler type, rather they’re an attribute of all modern boilers. Condensing boilers capture and reuse some of the heat which escapes from your boiler, making it more energy efficient and saving you money on your heating bills

Combi boilers

Combination boilers provide heat and hot water without water tanks or cylinders. They work by heating water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, which means they can provide unlimited heat and hot water as you need it and there’s no need to take up space with a water cylinder in an airing cupboard or a tank in your loft. The only downside is that you might notice a drop in water pressure if two hot water taps are turned on at the same time.

System boilers

Sealed system boilers have a water cylinder that is located in an airing cupboard, but they don’t require a water tank in the loft. You can get hot water from lots of different taps as the same time without any loss of pressure, but you won’t get hot water instantly and when the hot water runs out you’ll have to wait for it to reheat.

Conventional boilers

Conventional boilers require both a water cylinder in your airing cupboard and a water tank in your loft, so they require more space than the other options. You’ll get hot water from several taps without losing pressure, when the hot water runs out you’ll have to wait for it to reheat.

For advice on which boiler system to choose for your home, contact me on 07974 945 157 or 01952 501 279, or visit the contact page to send an email.