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Types of Boiler Explained

There are many types of boiler on the market, and knowing which is better for your home can make all the difference. As experts in various types of boiler systems, the latest blog post from EGP Plumbers discusses key elements of combi boilers, regular boilers and system boilers.

Combi Boiler

A combi (or combination boiler) is an efficient system that heats water directly from the mains when you turn on the tap. As the name suggests, combination boilers are both water heaters and central heating boilers in one unit.

Key Points

Cost-effective and energy efficient as water is heated as it is used and not stored in a cylinder.

Compact size, perfect for small properties, and ideal when there is little or no loft space.

Installation is often cheaper due to less pipework.

No risk of pipework freezing.

Regular Boilers

Traditional boilers or conventional boilers as they are sometimes known, work well in properties that already have a traditional heating system installed that is linked to a separate hot water cylinder. This type of boiler takes up much more room than a combination boiler as they also require a separate cold water cylinder and a tank that maintains the water level in the central heating system.

Key Points

Works well in homes with two or more bathrooms where hot water is used at the same time.

Compatible with solar heating systems to help reduce energy costs.

Ideal for homes with low water pressure.

System Boiler

Although system boilers require a separate cylinder for storing hot water, the other major components of the boiler are built into the boiler to save space and make installation easier.

Key Points

A constant supply of hot water to all taps at any one time.

No need for a loft tank, avoiding freezing pipes and freeing up space.

Economical and compatible with solar water heating systems.

Here at EGP Plumbers, our engineers have a been providing an installation, repairs and replacement boiler service for many years. For more information on our range services please 0116 264 5115 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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