It’s important to choose the right boiler from the right brand at the right price, as it’ll likely be more cost-effective in the long run. We at theplumbers.org are qualified boiler expects who can provide you with suggestions and help you to install them. We evaluate each situation carefully and therefore we normally advise to have us inspect it prior to suggesting a new boiler when appropriate. We assess every situation case by case, so we always do our due diligence to come and inspect the boiler prior to suggesting your options. If we can save you some money, we’ll certainly keep that in consideration.
What’s the differences between combi, system and conventional?
We offer boiler maintenance and installation of new combi, system and conventional boilers from the best brands. Don’t worry too much about which one you need to get as we can help you assess which one would be most appropriate for you based on the situation. We can advise on your options so you can decide.
In case you want to know the differences, you can check the table below to see the pros and cons of each.
This type is both a water heater and central heating boiler combined in a single compact unit.
|• Compact in size|
• A good solution when there is little to no loft space
• Instant access to hot water
• Hot water delivered at mains pressure meaning you could get a more powerful shower
|• Not ideal for larger households or homes with several bathrooms|
• Water pressure can be affected when multiple outlets are used at once
• No access to stored hot water if an issue with the boiler arises
• Often a short delay in heating up
• Takes longer to fill baths
These require a hot water cylinder for storing heated water, but don’t rely on water supplied by a cold-water storage tank in the loft like regular boilers do.
|• Ideal for homes with more than one bathroom|
• Constant supply of hot water to any number of taps at the same time
• No need for a loft tank
• Economical to run
• Compatible with solar panels
• Built in components means installation often faster
|• Less efficient than combi boilers as there is unavoidable heat loss as hot water is stored|
• Requires more space than a combi boiler
• Only heats water in advance
• Hot water supply can run out and takes time to reheat
These are often found in older properties and are ideally suited to homes that have a traditional heating and hot water system.
|• Access to hot water from multiple taps at a time|
• Ideal for larger homes with two or more bathrooms
• Good option in areas where water pressure is low
• Compatible with solar water heating systems
|• Operates at a slightly lower pressure than combi and system boilers|
• Space is required for both cold and hot water storage tanks required
• Less efficient than combi boilers as there is unavoidable heat loss as hot water is stored
• Hot water isn’t heated on demand so can run out and takes time to reheat