Your guide to choosing the right boiler for your home
Domestic heating technology has been hugely updated during the past decade, with innovations in boilers and heating control.
Therefore, if you choose correctly, you could not only have a system which is cheaper to run, but also easier to use. Here is your guide to choosing the right boiler for your home.
Choosing the right boiler
From April 2018, new rules stipulated that all boilers must have an ErP efficiency rating of at least 92 percent and with boilers becoming even more efficient, homes will save money on wasted energy.
Combi boilers are the best-selling boilers in the UK, as they are quick to install and are compact, providing hot running water and heat through radiators on demand without the need for water storage. This makes them perfect for smaller properties as they take up less space.
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Combi boilers are sealed systems, and provide hot water for the central heating system and taps directly from the mains as it is needed. Water is delivered by mains pressure, which means you will enjoy a stronger, more powerful shower. They are also cheaper, easier and quicker to install than system boilers.
For larger homes, system boilers may be the answer as they can cope with high demand. These boilers offer the convenience of being able to allow hot water to run from at least two taps at the same time.
System boilers are installed to sealed heating systems, but work by storing hot water within a cylinder, unlike a combi boiler. This means that they can feed different outlets at the same time and at mains pressure. There is no requirement for a cistern in the loft, while the extension vessel and other components are also built in.
Installation is also neat, quick and cheap, with high water flow rates and instantaneous hot water.
Conventional boilers are the standard choice for homes with open-vented heating systems, and they work by storing water in a separate cylinder, like a system boiler.
Water is provided at an adequate flow rate, and is the ideal choice with power showers. However, they are more expensive and complicated to install with more pipework and components, meaning the boiler will take up a larger amount of space.