A request to have a new boiler installed is common for plumbers in London, particularly for us at Heat Firm. Combination boilers or Combi-boilers as they are known are the most popular type of boiler in the UK. The figures do not lie, with 7 in 10 homes having a combi-boiler installed. So why are they popular?
Combi-boilers – What You Need to Know
The first thing you need to know is exactly what it is. Simply put, it is a boiler that is a high efficiency water heater and central heating unit. A single unit that provides both to your home. This effectively means that a separate hot water tank is not needed. By bringing hot water and heating together into one appliance it means that the units are compact. This makes them perfect for any home, particularly smaller properties.
There are many advantages that come with Combi-boilers. This is why they have grown in popularity when compared to other types of boilers.
Compact – It has already been mentioned that they are compact. They can fit into small spaces and require less room, this provides more space in the loft.
They work faster – As there is no water tank, the boilers can deliver an unlimited supply of hot water when needed. This means that there is no need to wait for water to heat up.
Safety – Combi-boilers offer safer drinking water as the water is fed from the mains. This is not the same for traditional systems. Therefore, a combi-boiler provides that extra element of safety.
Efficiency – Older boilers need to work hard to do their job but combi-boilers work efficiently. In fact, for those who have an older boiler that requires replacing, they will find that their energy bills will reduce if they install a combi-boiler. Repairs on combi-boilers are not only cheaper but they are less frequent when compared to an older system. This again, saves money. Combi-boilers work differently and so they are not prone to building up with sludge which means that the system is not under stress when working.
You should now be fully clued up on why combi boilers are so popular but it is always worth understanding the drawbacks.
To be honest, combi-boilers have very few disadvantages. They are perfect for small homes and families but they are not particularly useful for larger homes or households. This is because they are unable to meet the water demands and this means it is not possible to run a bath or shower at the same time. They also require a certain amount of pressure. Therefore, if you live in a large property with a large household or have low water pressure then a combi-boiler is more than likely unsuitable.
If you are looking for heating experts to supply and install a combi-boiler as well as provide a first-class service, then get in touch with Heat Firm today.