Which Boiler?

If you are considering a new boiler for your home this simple guide may be useful.

Since 2010 all new boilers are now energy efficient and are A rated and at least 88% efficient. Installing a new boiler can save you hundreds of £s per year!
There are three main types of gas condensing boilers available:


Combi Boilers

These are the most popular boiler in the UK and provide both heat and hot water without the need for water tanks or cylinders.

These boilers are best suited to one-bathroom properties

System Boilers

Sealed system boiler which is usually installed come with an unvented hot water cylinder which is usually installed in an airing cupboard and no water tank is required. These boilers are suitable for homes which need to have hot water in more than one place at the same time.

Advantages

  • No need for water tank in the loft therefore no chance of it freezing
  • You can have hot water from multiple taps at any one time
  • Radiators can be installed anywhere in the house including loft conversions

Disadvantages

  • The cylinder needs to be housed somewhere

Conventional Boilers

…or open vented regular boilers are installed with both a cylinder and a tank. These boilers are suitable for homes which need to have hot water in more than one place at the same time.

Advantages

  • You can have hot water from multiple taps at any one time

Disadvantages

  • The cylinder and tanks needs to be housed somewhere
  • The tank needs to be insulated to protect it from frost damage

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