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Basic Facts: Home Heating Boilers and How to Choose One

There used to be limited options with regards to the heating boilers. However, with the advancement of technology, there are now more heating boilers than ever.

Technology has come a long way, and there have been revelations in the way we buy boilers. Earlier, there used to be limited options with regards to the heating boilers. However, with the advancement of technology, there are now more heating boilers than ever. Here we present a guide that will help you buy the best heating boilers.

Combi Boiler

The combi has a sealed system which provides hot water for both the taps wherein the water is heated from the mains and would be given whenever needed. This means that there is no need for a storage cylinder for hot water. This type of boiler is cheap and very easy to fit. The water will come in full force and so you can really enjoy a relaxing bath! Are you fond of taking a hot shower without the worry of water pressure? Then installing the combi boiler can be a smart idea. You can consult a technician who helps you out with an electric combi boiler installation. When it comes to a combi boiler, you should know that the flow rate can go down if multiple people are using it in your home. Check if the diameter of your pipe is less than 22 mm. If so, then the flow might not be ideal.

System Boiler

This type of boiler is very common, and it is fitted to sealed heating systems. In this, the hot water is saved in a cylinder. Since most of the components of this boiler are built in, it is suitable for larger families. All the components are just within, which is why it becomes easier to install. This means that you will also have to pay less for installation and that it will be neat and clean. On the downside, you should always be wary if the boiler is being overused. This is because it will run out of hot water. So use it cautiously.

Regular Boiler

This type of boiler has an open-vented heating system and it works on the principle of stored water. You would need a hot water cylinder also along with this one. An advantage of this type of boiler is that you will experience a good flow rate and would instantly get hot water. So if you are used to quick showers without any hassle, then this is a good option. On the other hand, this type of boiler is a little expensive and it also takes up a lot of space. Moreover, since there are several fittings, this type of boiler will need more time to be installed.

Size of the Boiler

It was a trend before to get oversized boilers. However, these days, it is important to get something that is perfect for the size of your home. The size of the boiler you should get depends on a lot of factors. An engineer can help you out. Moreover, you should check as to how many bathrooms there are in order to buy the right boiler.


Be it a conventional boiler or an electrical boiler, you need to know where to place it. Usually, the boilers are placed on the ground floor either in the kitchen or utility area. You should choose the location for the installation carefully. This is because condensing boilers are known to produce a steam plume which can be quite annoying. The best way is to consult a professional in this regard and then find out about the same.

Thus, you should buy the boilers after due consideration. Get a boiler which best suits your requirements. There are several options to choose from, and you should first look into the abode. If it is small, then opting for combi boiler is a good option. If your place is huge with a lot of people, then opt for a system boiler. The type of boiler you buy will also be based on what type of installation you need. Moreover, take into consideration the place where you would like to install the boiler. It should ideally be on the ground floor.

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