27 January 2023
We can all agree that January is a tough month. It’s a month of bitter winds, Christmas blues and dark afternoons.
To make things worse, your boiler might also be struggling to get through the month and it may be on its last legs. This could be wasting money and energy as older boilers may not be as efficient as newer models.
It might be time to invest in a new boiler, so you won’t have to spend the new year worrying about your home’s central heating system. Whichever boiler you choose, it will achieve the minimum required efficiency of 92%. This can save you up to £450 a year*, depending on your property size and the fuel type of your heating system.
Here, we will discuss the different types of boilers available.
Combi boilers are perfect for smaller properties as they don’t need hot water cylinders in order to generate hot water. They provide hot water and central heating on demand in just one system.
Combi boilers take water directly from the mains, heating it up instantly. This means that you won’t have to wait for the hot water to heat up, unlike other boiler types. Because of this, your property will need to have a good mains pressure.
As well as being incredibly efficient, combi boilers are also extremely compact. This means that they don’t need much installation space for your small property.
System boilers are sealed systems that require a hot water cylinder in order to work. However, this means that you can temporarily run out of hot water if it’s used quickly.
A system boiler also takes up less space than a regular boiler as all components, such as pumps and valves, are contained in the body of the boiler.
They are a great option for homes with high demand for heating and hot water. So, if you have multiple bathrooms or a large family, then a system boiler is a great fit.
Regular / Heat-only boilers
Also known as regular or conventional boilers, heat-only boilers are similar to system boilers in that they require a hot water cylinder to work. They are also great for larger households that have a high need for heating and hot water.
However, unlike system boilers, heat-only boilers maintain pressure using a feed and expansion tank. This will ensure that your radiators are heated appropriately and can be used for additional hot water storage. A cold water tank is also needed to store water from the mains.
Heat-only boilers take up much more space compared to a system or combi boiler. They can also run out of hot water, similar to the system boiler.
If your property doesn’t have high water pressure, a heat-only boiler is a great option as it uses a pump to deliver hot water, rather than the mains pressure.
Different boilers are compatible for different households. Factors, such as the size of your property or whether you can access gas mains, contribute to your overall decision. Whilst this can be a little confusing at first, hopefully you have more of an understanding of which boiler to choose.
At Swale Heating, you can opt for a finance plan to allow you to invest in your new boiler. We offer a variety of plans that you can read more about here.
Contact Swale Heating on 0800 731 3344 to speak with a member of our Sales Team, or go to our website today for a free quote.
With an investment in your home’s central heating, you can greet the new year with peace of mind. Rely on us to keep you warm.