Condensing combination boilers help save space, heating bills and the environment, combination boilers just got better, the new generation of space saving boilers are highly efficient at their job which in turn reduces your carbon footprint. We take a closer look to see if they live up to the hype.
WHAT IS A COMBINATION (COMBI) BOILER?
Accounting for over half of new combination boiler installations high efficiency condensing combination boilers are a great space saving solution to that of a regular or system boiler.
combination work by heating hot water on demand which removes the need for a hot water tank in the airing cupboard, this provides good efficiency in smaller properties as the water is only heated as and when required.
A conventional boiler will require a cold water tank in the loft, combination boilers take their feed direct from the mains supply which saves yet more space, no hot or cold water tank, as a result of this less pipework is required which generally results in lower installation costs. A combi boiler also handles the central heating system, hence the name, Combination boiler.
TYPES OF CONDENSING BOILERS
Condensing is a method that re-uses heat, it’s not actually a type of boiler which enables you, in most cases, to directly replace your old boiler with an equivalent type that also condenses. The most popular types of boiler using the condensing method are as follows…
WHEN TO USE A COMBI?
It’s important to seek professional advice on which boiler is best suited to your requirements, in general a combination boiler is a good choice if you live in a flat or wish to convert your loft into a living area. A If you have more than a couple of bathrooms or mains water pressure is low then a regular/conventional boiler is probably more suited, but remember, get professional advice, a nationwide company like Aquatek can offer this for free.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
As you can see in the table below the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. This is the reason it’s installed in over 50% of domestic households. It doesn’t suit every household and if you do have space for tanks then a regular/conventional boiler may be more appropriate.A Please remember if you require a boiler service, repair or installation get professional advice, and remember Aquatek offer advice completely free!