Heating Facts and Information
Which Boiler should I choose
How do I decide which type of boiler best suits my needs?
There are 3 different types of boiler:-
A combi boiler is both a high-efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler, combined (hence the name) within one compact unit. Therefore, no separate hot water cylinder is required, offering space saving within the property.
A typical regular boiler system incorporates a boiler, extended controls, a hot water cylinder which is often fed by a cold water storage cistern located in the loft and a feed and expansion cistern - also located in the loft.
A system boiler, just like a regular (conventional) boiler works on the principle of stored hot water. However, a system boiler differs from a regular boiler in some important respects.
Most of the major individual components of the heating and hot water system are built into a system boiler, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier.
The hot water is pumped from the system boiler through the heating system to the radiators and hot water cylinder, resulting in a quick response and more economical running costs. The system boiler removes the need for a feed and expansion cistern.