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How to Select the Right Boiler


When it comes to choosing a new boiler you need to make sure you select the right one. The boiler that you choose will have an impact on the amount of energy you use and how quickly your house heats up. There are many different boilers on the market right now, and this can make it hard to choose the right one for your home. This article will help you to ensure the boiler you select is right for you, your family and your home.

There are currently two different types of boilers available in the UK. Choosing the right one will ensure you get heat and water exactly when you need it, without leaving you with a sky high energy bill each month.

Conventional boilers

There boilers come with a storage tank that holds water. A conventional boiler will heat up the tank of water, where it is stored until you need it. The difficulty with this type of boiler is that once all the hot water is used it could take a while for it to heat up again. The good news is that modern water tanks can store a lot of hot water, so you will be able to get around 2 good size baths out of a single tank. Because you need to connect a hot water cylinder to your system these boilers often take up a lot more room than other types, this often makes installation a little more difficult, but the good news is that modern conventional boilers are usually very energy efficient and can be set to ensure your home is heated quite nicely.

Conventional boilers

Combination boilers

Combination boilers

Known as ‘Combi’ boilers, these boilers heat water straight from the mains. This means no storage tank is needed and you can get as much hot water as you need, whenever you need it. What’s more is this type of boiler is ideal for smaller houses where there may not be a lot of room. Combi boilers are also good because you get the benefit of mains pressure, so you won’t need to buy an extra shower pump so you can enjoy a good flow of water. This type of boiler is great when it comes to heating your home as it can take just minutes to heat your radiators, giving you warmth when you need it. There is a slight disadvantage to owning a combi boiler however as water pressure may be affected if there is a demand for water by more than one appliance. So, if the washing machine is asking for water, and someone decides to turn the tap on in the bathroom, the pressure is likely to fall.

So how can you choose the right type of boiler for your home?

Here are a few tips that may just help:

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