Different Types of Boilers
There are many different types of boilers which suit different homes, so here is a quick guide to help you. Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers are platinum Worcester Bosch accredited installers and accredited installers for other top manufacturers such as Vaillant and Ideal Boilers. Most manufacturers will have a range of different types of boilers covering the below options.
What is a condensing boiler?
A condensing boiler makes more of the energy it runs on by using heat normally expelled through the flue. By converting over 90% of the fuel used (rather than just 50% in the case of some old boilers), a condensing boiler makes your fuel go further. Therefore, a condensing boiler can help to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
What is a combi boiler?
Combi is short for ‘combination’. It refers to the way this type of system serves as both a central heating boiler and a hot water heater. That means there’s no need for a water tank as hot water is provided on demand. As well as saving the space normally taken up by a water tank, a combi boiler saves on hot water costs as well as giving you hot water at mains pressure.
What is a regular boiler?
This typically forms part of a conventional heating system, and is linked to a series of water tanks that feed the boiler and radiators. Storing hot water is key to this system, so unlike a combi boiler, a plentiful supply of hot water is always available. Space is required in the loft and airing cupboard for tanks.
What is a system boiler?
Like a regular system, this uses stored hot water, however because the water is pumped from the boiler straight to the radiators and hot water tank, it’s a faster, more economical system. Also many of the components of the system are built-in, making it easier, quicker and more affordable to install.