If you’re looking for a new boiler, you may wonder what are the different options available and more importantly which are most suitable for your needs. This guide to buying a new gas boiler is intended to help you navigate the sea of options so you get the most from your purchase.
Type, size and make are all aspects to consider when buying a new boiler, and your choice will impact how efficient your heating system works. Selecting the right boiler for the job will save you money year on year, so it’s important to know how they work.
There are three main types of gas boiler to consider, they are:
We will go through the differences between these three boiler types. By the end of this article you’ll have a good understanding of their differences, helping you find the most suitable new boiler system for your home.
Combi boilers are the most popular type of boiler in the UK; they make up over half of all new boilers being fitted. They were designed to save space in homes, operating as a highly efficient water boiler and a central heating boiler. As an all in one boiler solution the combi boiler removed the need for a separate hot water cylinder, saving space in homes.
Conventional boilers are generally found in older properties. They are the perfect new boiler for homes where there is a high demand for hot water or in buildings where there are a large number of bathrooms. While offering an effective solution, the hot water cylinder and a cold-water tank that might cause a problem for small homes.
A system boiler works on the same principles as a combi boiler, heating water directly from the mains. Where they differ is that the system boiler also has a storage cylinder making it an ideal new boiler choice for households that use high volumes of hot water.
As with most things, there are always pros and cons with a new boiler purchase. If in doubt why not contact a local Gas Safe engineer who will be able to advise you on which boiler type is most suitable for your property. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that could help you prevent making the wrong purchase.