Different Types of Boilers You Can Install

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 boilers

Pros

  • Compact and practical, only require the boiler unit itself
  • Water is heating directly from mains when it is needed- much more efficient than storing warm water
  • The boiler unit is smaller and can be wall mounted
Cons
  • Not compatible with solar panels
  • Relies on good mains water pressure
  • Only one appliance can be used at one time, or water pressure decreases

They 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 boilers

Pros
  • Only requires a boiler and water storage cylinder
  • Water pressure doesn’t decrease with the use of several appliances
  • Can meet a high demand for hot water
  • Doesn’t require good mains water pressure
Cons
  • Energy can be wasted while the water is being stored in the cylinder, so the tank needs to be well insulated
  • Your home is limited to the amount of hot water your cylinder can hold

They 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 boilers

Pros
  • They are very efficient, considering they have a water cylinder
  • They can meet a high demand for hot water
  • They don’t require good mains water pressure
  • Several appliances can run at once without affecting water pressure
Cons
  • Energy can be wasted while the water is being stored in the cylinder, so the tank needs to be well insulated
  • Your home is limited to the amount of hot water your cylinder can hold
  • They require a lot of space to store a boiler, water storage cylinder and two water tanks

This 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 07562489877 / 01946 848340, fill out the handy contact form on our website, or drop us an email at iplumbcombis@hotmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!