Which Type of Household Boiler Should You Choose?

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When choosing a boiler for your home, there are several things which you need to take into consideration. The size, type, construction and energy efficiency of the boiler which you choose will all have some impact on your home and the size of your energy bills. Before selecting a new boiler, it’s important to take the time to weigh up all of the options and give some careful thought to which boiler you’re going to choose.

Conventional Boilers

Conventional boilers supply hot water to your home through the use of a storage tank. The water is heated via cast iron heat exchangers, and once heated, conventional boilers are able to supply gallons of hot water at one time. However, once the stored hot water has run out, there may be a delay in supply as the tank is refilled. Conventional boilers also tend to require the most amount of space, as the hot water cylinder requires a connection with a cold water storage tank which in most properties is typically located in the loft. Because of this, installation of a conventional boiler is often the most complicated. When it comes to energy efficiency, the older models tend to be less energy efficient, however newer models come with a range of features to allow them to run more efficiently and can be adjusted to match specific heating requirements in your home.

Combination Boilers

Also known as combi boilers, combination boilers supply hot water directly from the mains supply without the need for a large storage tank. As a result of this, having a combi boiler in your home means that you will have an unlimited supply of hot water on demand, without the need to wait for the tank to refill or heat up. Because they are smaller in size, combi boilers are often the best choice for smaller properties where space is at a premium. There are several benefits of having a combination boiler installed in your home. Often, homeowners with families opt for a combi boiler due to the fact that there is a hot water supply on demand – with a combination boiler, families who use a lot of water can find themselves frequently waiting for the tank to fill back up. With a combi boiler, water pressure remains high, even after extended periods of heavy use. There is a range of different sizes and styles of combination boilers available, and many have excellent features for energy efficiency. Combi boilers have an energy efficiency rating scale of A to G, with A being the most efficient.

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Once you have decided which boiler is right for you and your household, it’s vital to keep up with regular boiler servicing to ensure that it is running safely and efficiently. Boilers which are faulty or poorly maintained can present a serious health risk to you and your family as they can be the cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. Cannon Services provide round the clock boiler repairs and maintenance for your peace of mind.

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