FAQs - What types of boilers are there?

23 June 2022

What types of boiler are there?

There are three main types of boiler. When you know a little bit about each one, choosing the right boiler for your home and lifestyle is a lot less confusing.

Combi boilers

  • A combi boiler is a single unit that delivers both hot water and heating, making them great for small to medium sized homes.
  • They heat water directly from the mains whenever you turn your tap on. 
  • Combi boilers don't need a hot water storage cylinder or cold water storage tank in the loft, so they save a lot of space.

System boilers

  • System boilers need a cylinder for storing hot water, however they don't take up any space within your loft.
  • Some of the main heating and hot water components, such as the pump, are built into the boiler itself. So they are quick and easy to install.
  • These boilers are ideal for homes with two or more bathrooms, as they can allow you to have multiple showers running at the same time.

Regular boilers

  • Also known as traditional boilers, need both a hot water cylinder and tank in the roof.
  • Regular boilers are perfect for homes where a lot of hot water is used at the same time.
  • They are particularly suited to low water pressure areas and for installation onto systems which have lots of old radiators.

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