The Ultimate Guide to Combi Boilers
What are Combi Boilers?
Combi boilers are both high-efficiency water heaters and central heating boilers. Compact and therefore space-saving, combi boilers have the ability to heat your home and provide hot water, all without the need for a separate water tank. With 70% of UK households now also choosing combi boilers over regular or system alternatives, they have massively gained in popularity over the last few years or so.
Which Combi Boiler is right for me?
There are many different types of combi boilers on the market but consider these key points and you’ll find your ideal model. The size of boiler required is usually dictated by the number of rooms in your home. You will also need to establish your central heating budget and think about the efficiency rating of your new boiler. All central heating boilers are graded on a productivity scale that runs from A to G with those graded as A, proving the most energy efficient. A high-efficiency combi boiler will definitely save you money in the long run and it will also help to reduce your homes carbon footprint. If you’re unsure as to which of the combi boilers would be most suited to your home, speak to one of our knowledgeable experts at Direct Heating Installations.
The Benefits of Combi Boilers
As we mentioned before, combi boilers are a popular choice throughout the whole of the UK. Not only are they space-saving because they do away with the bulky cylinder, they also have a faster heating up time and are much quicker to install. In fact, with a combi boiler, you actually have fewer parts and pipes than you would a normal central heating system. The general installation process is therefore much simpler for the engineer and the homeowner too. Other benefits of combi boilers also include better and more consistent water pressure. They also give the homeowner an added sense of convenience since they are relatively straightforward and pretty easy to use.
Potential Snags with Combi Boilers
Now don’t get us wrong, we love combi boilers but the pros come with some minor drawbacks and these we feel we want to highlight. One slight downfall to combi boilers is related to the output of hot water. If you wish to have a strong supply of hot water, you’ll need to have a good amount of cold also available too. If you have multiple outlets such as showers and taps you may additionally experience reduced flow. Furthermore, the pressure from your mains must be substantial in order for your combi boiler to work properly. If you’re also experiencing boiler problems, the lack of immersion heater could potentially mean you’re left without hot water. Don’t let this put you off, however, because combi boilers are really great. As well as being the UK’s favourite, combi boilers are economical too.
If you’re looking for an adequate way to heat your home this winter, we’d recommend a high-efficiency combi boiler from Direct Heating Installations. With our huge selection of award-winning brands, we’re certain we’ll find the right model for you. So whether you’re based in Leeds, Harrogate or Wakefield and are searching for a combi boiler, we welcome you to get in touch with our professional heating team.