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What type of boiler do I need?

When considering a new boiler for your home, there is a lot to think about. It isn’t just the type of boiler, it’s also the size of the boiler. Let us look at the different types of boiler you can choose from for your home.


A Conventional Boiler

A conventional boiler heats up water and stores it in a hot water tank. The water is kept warm for hours, until you need it. However, once that amount of water runs out, you will need to wait for more to be heated and the tank to refilled again. Conventional boilers are ideal for large homes with multiple bathrooms and lots of radiators. But it is important to note that the tank will take up a lot of room.


A Combi-Boiler

Combi-boilers, also known as combination boilers, are the most popular choice of boilers around the UK. This is because they work on demand. The hot water can be supplied directly from the mains. There is no need for a separate hot water tank with a combi-boiler. This is one of the reasons they are so popular in houses with limited space. There is also a boiler known as a storage combi. This type of boiler works for a home with more space. It allows hot water to be stored and used later.


System Boilers

A system boiler directly supplies hot water to a storage cylinder and the radiators throughout your home. It’s similar to a combi boiler in the way that everything is stored in one unit. This makes the maintenance and servicing of a system boiler easier. If your home has more than one bathroom or more hot water than a combi boiler can provide, then we would recommend a system boiler for your home.

These are the main three types of boilers that are available for homes in the UK. While you need to choose the type of boiler you want, there are other things you need to consider. For example, you need to think about the available space you have and how much hot water you need. This will mean that one type of boiler will be better for you than another type of boiler.


If you aren’t sure what type of boiler you need for your home, call us. We can discuss your home and needs then recommend the best type of boiler for you.

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