Different Types of Boilers You Can Install December 07, 2018 Choosing the right boiler for your needs can be tough; especially if you haven't needed to replace your boiler for the last decade or so! In an effort to help all of our customers across West Cumbria, we've compiled a guide on the different types of boilers that you can install. Combination boilersProsCompact and practical, only require the boiler unit itselfWater is heating directly from mains when it is needed- much more efficient than storing warm waterThe boiler unit is smaller and can be wall mountedConsNot compatible with solar panelsRelies on good mains water pressureOnly one appliance can be used at one time, or water pressure decreasesThey are the best type of boilers for a smaller home, as they will struggle to meet a high demand for hot water. However, they are cheaper to run as they waste little energy and require minimal space in your home.System boilersProsOnly requires a boiler and water storage cylinderWater pressure doesn’t decrease with the use of several appliancesCan meet a high demand for hot waterDoesn’t require good mains water pressureConsEnergy can be wasted while the water is being stored in the cylinder, so the tank needs to be well insulatedYour home is limited to the amount of hot water your cylinder can holdThey are a good middle ground between combi and conventional boilers, as they can meet a high demand for water without requiring too much space. They are good for a large family in a smaller house, for example.Conventional boilersProsThey are very efficient, considering they have a water cylinderThey can meet a high demand for hot waterThey don’t require good mains water pressureSeveral appliances can run at once without affecting water pressureConsEnergy can be wasted while the water is being stored in the cylinder, so the tank needs to be well insulatedYour home is limited to the amount of hot water your cylinder can holdThey require a lot of space to store a boiler, water storage cylinder and two water tanksThis makes them best suited to larger homes, that have a lot of extra space.Need a gas engineer in West Cumbria?Choosing a new boiler is tricky at the best of times, but hopefully this handy guide has helped you decide which one is right for your home. We offer our boiler installations across West Cumbria: Gosforth, Egromont, Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Keswick, Seascale, Beckermet, Cleator, Frizington and Bootle. For more information, give us a call today on 01946 848340, fill out the handy contact form on our website, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you soon!