Different Type of Boilers to Install

Boilers come in various types, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. At Armstrong Plumbing and Heating our heating engineers have put together this guide to help you choose the right boiler for you and your home. 

Types of Boilers

types of boilers

Conventional Boilers

Conventional boilers, alternatively termed regular or heat-only boilers, function by heating water and storing it within a tank for future use. These boilers are particularly well-suited for larger residences with multiple bathrooms and heightened demands for hot water throughout the day. The stored hot water ensures a consistent supply, catering to the needs of households with substantial usage requirements.

Conventional boilers can be less efficient than more modern options, even if they are ideal for bigger homes with several bathrooms and high hot water demands. Because they need more room to be installed due to the two independent tanks, smaller homes or those with a tiny loft may not be able to accommodate them.

System Boilers

System boilers do not need a separate cold water tank and instead include many of the parts of traditional boilers. Rather, they include the circulating pump, expansion tank, and other essential parts inside the unit itself, which makes them more space-efficient and more compact. 

For medium-sized to big families without room for a traditional setup but with high hot water demand, system boilers are perfect. Nevertheless, in contrast to combi-boilers, they still rely on a hot water cylinder, thus installation could take up some more room.

Combi Boilers

Combination boilers are becoming more and more common because of their compact form and capacity to produce hot water on demand without requiring a separate cylinder or tank. By heating water straight from the mains supply, these boilers ensure a continuous supply of hot water whenever it's needed and do away with the need for hot water storage.

Smaller homes or flats with limited space and low to moderate hot water consumption are especially good candidates for combi-boilers. Furthermore, compared to system or traditional boilers, their small size generally means installation is quicker and less intrusive.

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Our heating engineers will be happy to help you choose the right boiler. To find out more, call us today on 07834 168464 or 01904 373075 and we'll be happy to help.