There’s a lot to think about when upgrading or buying a new boiler, such as what type of boiler is right for your home, which brands are available, and most importantly where do you find the best prices?
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Combi boilers are a single unit which can generate both hot water and heating for your home. Combi boilers do not require a water tank, instead they use water directly from the mains.
Also known as conventional or regular boilers, heat only boilers use a water tank, usually in your loft or airing cupboard, to provide heating to the radiators in your home.
A system boiler is similar to a combi boiler in that it is a single unit, however system boilers only supply heating. They’re generally better suited to homes with multiple bathrooms.
Back boilers are commonly found in houses built in the 70’s and 80’s, they no longer meet efficiency requirements and it is not currently possible to replace a back boiler, or boiler located inside a chimney breast. A combi or heat only boiler would be a good alternative to replacing or repairing a back boiler.
Most boilers on the current market are designed to be oversized for the homes they’re installed in. The average UK family home requires 6-8kW of heat on a cold day; some of the most popular system boilers are rated at 15-18kW, almost double the capacity most homes will ever need.
Most combi boilers can comfortably supply hot water in houses with one or two bathrooms. If you have a larger property, or your household uses a lot of hot water at the same time, a system boiler may be more suitable for your requirements.
Also known as PDHW, these boilers temporarily stop supplying heat and switch to producing hot water instead. This is effectively the best of both worlds, combining the size and efficiency of a combi boiler with the hot water performance of a system.
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