Upgrading to a new central heating system can be intimidating for a lot of homeowners because there are multiple options, and it’s hard to know which one is right for your home. If you’re currently using a conventional boiler, a combi boiler might be a better choice for your home, and if you’re not sure what combi boilers are, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
What is a Combi Boiler?
Combi is short for combination because combi boilers are a heating system and water heater combined into one compact package. They aren’t right for every home, but they are the best choice for a lot of households. Combi boilers are designed to be used in small to medium-sized homes, because of their output, but also because they don’t require a water storage tank to heat your home and its water, which saves a lot of space. Their compact design is just one of their many benefits though.
Combi boilers only heat the water as you need it, unlike conventional models, which constantly heat enough water to fill their storage tanks and cylinders. Since they only heat water on demand, they can save you a lot of money on your monthly utility bills. This can make a huge difference over the course of a year because studies have shown that heating is responsible for more than half of the average household’s yearly energy expenses.
As we noted above, combi boilers can save a lot of space in your home because they don’t use a storage tank, but they are also extremely compact. Thanks to advancements in technology, most combi boiler systems are small enough to fit inside a kitchen cupboard. Homeowners are always astounded by how compact, quiet, and stylish these systems are.
Waiting for your water to heat up can be irritating, but it’s also wasteful. Combi boilers deliver hot water faster because you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up in a storage unit first. They produce hot water on demand, which means you’ll never have to stand around and wait for your shower to heat up again.
The whole point of a water heater is to heat the water so you can enjoy a nice shower, do laundry, or wash dishes, but hot water is only as good as the pressure behind it. Combi boilers take water directly from the main supplies, which means they can deliver much higher pressure than conventional units.
Interested in upgrading your heating system to an all-in-one unit?
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