When considering heating systems for your home, determine your household heating and hot water requirements. There are three major heating systems; including conventional gas boilers, combination boilers, and unvented systems. The three boilers heat the central heating radiators in the same way, the only difference is in the way hot water is provided and the pressure levels the boilers operate at. In many homesteads, the conventional boiler is the most common choice.
Also, referred to as a combi boiler, such a conventional boiler installation heats hot water as needed without needing a water storage tank. For people who have limited requirements on hot water and space, especially in flats and small houses, a combi is a perfect choice. Given that it uses mains water pressure, no overflow tanks are needed. A combi boiler is inherently safe; an element that makes it suitable for the provision of endless amounts of hot water albeit slowly. With a combi, it is impossible to have a dangerous pressure build up in any part of the system that could lead to premature damage.
Due to their small size, combi boilers are more suitable for small families and homes that have limited space. Despite their small sizes, they are highly efficient compared to older models. They are also far less complex than traditional systems, meaning that installations tend to be more affordable and quicker. Should a hitch occur, it is also easy to get replacement parts given that combi boiler’s demand is very high. Combi does not require a hot water tank to heat up. For this reason, they offer an unlimited supply of hot water on demand. Remember that water is fed directly from the mains. It means that the cold water in the boiler is always safe for consumption.
Any homeowner looking for a compact system that does not suffer from air locks ought to consider the combi boiler. It is advisable to consider a registered and a professional technician or gas engineer for the installation process.