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Different Types of Boilers to Install

If you are looking at getting a new boiler, you need to decide which boiler type is best suited to your home. Your boiler will be a big part of your life for up to the next decade, so it needs to be as practical and functional as possible. When getting a new boiler, you need to decide between combi, conventional and system boilers. Each has its own pros and cons, so keep reading to find out more. 

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Conventional boilers

Conventional boilers require the most space, as they need water tanks and a storage cylinder. As a result, they are best suited to larger homes that can accommodate for these components. However, they can easily keep up with high demand for hot water, so are great for homes with larger families. Not only this, but they are the ideal boiler choice for homes with older radiator systems, as the water pressure is lower, so more manageable fort the radiators.

Combination ‘combi’ boiler

Combi boilers are practical and compact, as they do not require water tanks or cylinders. Instead, they heat water directly from the mains water supply as and when it is needed. As a result, you will never have to wait for the water to heat up and no heat will ever be wasted in storage. However, they can struggle to meet high demand for hot water, so are better for smaller homes with only one bathroom. you may also find that using more than one appliance at the same time will create a decline in water pressure. 

System boilers

System boilers work by heating the central heating, as well as supplying hot water directly to a storage cylinder. They are a great middle-ground between a combi and conventional, as they require fewer components than a conventional boiler but can easily meet high demand for hot water. They are ideal for larger homes with a high demand for hot water, as water pressure doesn’t decrease with the use of several appliances.

Need a new boiler in Great Barr?

Our team install combi, system and conventional boilers across Great Barr, Streetly and Aldridge. Hopefully, this post has helped you to decide which boiler is best suited to your home. If so, why not arrange your free quote today? To get in touch, give us a call on 0121 405 08 08 or email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We hope to hear from you soon!