Guide to boiler types

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Different boiler types have a range of different advantages and disadvantages, and this can make choosing the perfect boiler more challenging. You need to choose a boiler that will suit your home and your needs, and this will mean choosing between the different boiler types. Here at Charter Heating, we are boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to boiler types, to help you choose the perfect boiler.

The different boiler types

There are three types of boiler. These include:

  • The conventional boiler
  • The system boiler
  • The combination boiler

Each type of boiler has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared.

Storage systems

The three different types of boiler use different methods of storage. While a combination boiler uses no storage at all, a conventional boiler relies on two storage tanks. These storage tanks keep the water level of the central heating system topped up, while the second tank feeds the hot water cylinder. In a combination boiler, this water does not get stored, just heated straight from the mains.

Somewhere in the middle, a system boiler requires a hot water cylinder only, and does not make use of any storage tanks in the loft or elsewhere. As a result, it saves space compared to the conventional boiler.

If you only have a small storage space, a combination boiler would be the best solution.

Multiple demands

Homes with more than one bathroom need to consider the ability of the boiler to provide water to more than one place at the same time. A conventional boiler can do just that, thanks to the hot water storage tanks that can supply hot water whenever needed. However, a combination boiler will struggle to provide hot water in two places at the same time.

As a result, for homes with multiple bathrooms, a conventional boiler might be the best solution.

Swapping like for like

Finally, consider your existing boiler situation. If you are happy with what your boiler currently provides, then why not simply switch like for like?

If you need more help or support deciding on your new boiler type, or for professional instalaltion, why not contact us at Charter Heating today?