Although the combi boiler is the most common choice for boiler replacement, it certainly isn’t the only option. Whether you have a very large house, are likely to be using two or more hot water outputs at the same time, or your property already has a conventional system fitted, there are reasons that you might want to shy away from the use of a combi boiler. If you are in the midst of boiler replacement from professional plumbers, such as LB Plumbing and Heating, consider any of the following options:
The combi boiler is compact, ideal for couples and small families in most cases, and does not require loft space. It heats water directly as it comes from the mains, which means instant hot water whenever you want it. However, if two or more taps or appliances are using hot water at the same time, it can lead to reduced water flow.
A system boiler requires storage for a hot water cylinder, but the heating and components are built into the boiler system. This means that it is easier to install, and the cylinder can usually be placed in a bathroom, not necessarily requiring the use of loft space in your home. It is ideal for homes with more than one bathroom.
Finally, the conventional boiler utilises a cylinder for hot water, but also requires a cold water tank, which is typically stored in the loft. The cold water tank feeds the hot water cylinder, and this type of system is most commonly used in properties that already have a conventional central heating and hot water system. It may also be the best option for a large property, or for any family that uses a lot of hot water at the same time.