Boilers Leeds Explained | Combi, System or Conventional?

Boilers Leeds Explained | Combi, System or Conventional?

Sometimes boilers can be a little confusing and may take you a bit of research. For instance, a boiler needs to be a practical fit around both your home and lifestyle. Thankfully our topic for this week’s post is boilers Leeds explained so whether combi, system or conventional, here, we explore how they work…

Combi Boilers Leeds

A combi boiler is a type of condensing boiler that is extremely efficient. Their compact size also makes them a go-to choice for homes on the small side. Combi boilers work by acting as both a water heater and central heating unit, taking water directly from the mains. So with this type of system, you won’t need a hot water cylinder or a cold water tank. Since you’re only heating the water you need, combis also use very little energy. This, therefore, means they are very affordable and a definite UK favourite. Some downsides, however, to combi boilers is that they’re not compatible with all showers. There’s also no backup supply of hot water in the event of a boiler breakdown.

System Boilers Leeds

System boilers are heat only boilers and work in a similar way to conventional. They also heat your central heating directly and produce hot water for the storage cylinder. System boilers always require a hot water storage tank but they don’t require one for cold water. This, therefore, makes them more ideal for smaller properties than a regular boiler. Some other great benefits of system boilers to consider are the fact that they are really straightforward to install. You can also use multiple taps at once which you can’t with a combi option. One disadvantage, on the other hand, is potential heat loss to the hot water tank but this can be avoided completely if the tank is properly insulated.

Conventional Boilers Leeds

Also known as regular, conventional boilers are made up of a number of parts that include the actual boiler, heating controls, a hot water cylinder, a cold water storage cistern plus feed and an expansion cistern – phew! So as you can guess this type of boiler is usually found in large or older homes. They are great replacements for older properties in particular because they require minimal change to the pipework. Some downsides, however, would be that you can’t have instant hot water and they take up rather a lot of space.

We hope this has cleared things up a little as to the different boiler types and if you’d like to compare specific models, have a read of this earlier article. If you additionally want to find out more about the exciting heating industry, simply browse our blog for an abundance of knowledge, advice and useful tips. Thank you for reading.

Boilers Leeds Explained | A Gas Combi Diagram

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