While a boiler might not be one of your most exciting home purchases, it’s often the most important. It keeps your home warm and allows you to take a hot tub or shower in the morning.
How can you pick the right boiler for your home, given all of the boiler options?
There are three main types. It is important to know the pros and cons of each in order to choose the new boiler Bromley for your home.
Combi boilers come in small sizes and are often small enough that they can fit into a kitchen cupboard. They heat water directly from the mains, providing a strong shower.
Combi boilers are great for small and medium-sized homes as they don’t require either a separate hot or cold water storage container. Combi boilers are not recommended if more than one bathroom is being used at once.
Combi boilers heat only when it is needed, making them particularly eco-friendly.
Regular boilers (also known as conventional boilers and heat-only bolos) are for large households who use a lot hot water in several areas at once. These boilers need a hot and cold water storage tank. Often, they are stored in the loft. The size of the tank limits how hot water you can get, so it is important to keep it topped up.
Regular boilers will suit homes with a traditional central heating or hot water system. Older systems may not be able to deal with water that is coming in at a higher pressure than the mains. However, combi boilers can.
Regular boilers can also be recommended for homes located in areas with low mains pressure. This happens because the gravity naturally increases the water pressure as it travels from its storage tanks to your home.
System boilers heat water. They store it in a separate hot cylinder. They are smaller than regular boilers and don’t require cold water storage tanks. However, they can still handle multiple bathrooms simultaneously.
Which boiler would be best for me?
Consider these points to help you decide on the best boiler for your house.
The size and layout of your home. What size of your home do you need?
Your home’s age, as well as the age of its central heating system.
You should consider how many bathrooms you have, and how likely they will all be used at once.
Identify the location where your boiler will go. Do you prefer to keep your boiler hidden or visible?
We offer all three types, so we can provide the right boiler for you.
Apart from deciding on the type of boiler to buy, you should also consider the make of the boiler, the warranty period available, and whether flexible payment options are available for those who can’t afford the upfront cost.
Transform your boiler into an intelligent boiler
Once you have selected your boiler, there is the option of installing a smart thermostat. This will allow you to control your heating using your tablet, smart phone or computer, no matter where you are.