Having an efficient heating system is a must, especially during the winter season. If you have an old heating system, it’s important to have it work properly, and this will probably entail significant maintenance – and significant cost. In many ways, it’s much better to replace an old system with a new one, particularly if you want to save on your energy bills. So what kind of system should you have for your business or commercial establishment or your home? There are many choices out there, but you have to choose one that’s best for what you need. Here’s a look at the different types of boilers available today – and which is best for you.
The two main types
There are two main types of boilers from which you can choose, namely combi boilers and conventional boilers. The size of the boiler will have an effect on the amount of energy you consume as well as how you can receive hot water, and other factors that affect this would be the type of the boiler along with its make. There is also what is called a system boiler, which is similar to a regular or conventional boiler with some differences.
A combination boiler
A combination boiler, or combi boiler, is a boiler which functions both as a heating system and a system that produces hot water. This is arguably the most popular kind of boiler in the UK today, and for good reason. It’s an economical choice as a combi boiler will only heat up the water that you need to use, but it has other advantages as well. One is the fact that it gets the water straight or direct from the mains (as there is no water tank). Additionally, since there is no need for a water tank, you can save on available space. A combi boiler is also easier to install than other systems since it is comprised of fewer parts, and a new boiler’s cost is often quite affordable.
A conventional boiler
A conventional boiler is often seen as a standard; older models of boilers are usually of the conventional type. They are also referred to as heat-only or regular boilers. A conventional boiler will produce hot water for your hot water cylinder and radiators. There are, of course, new types of conventional boilers, and these are capable of sending water to many taps at the same time. Additionally, conventional boilers often have a tank for cold water and a tank for hot water. A conventional boiler is more suitable for larger places such as commercial establishments or homes which have more than a single bathroom.