Should I Fit a Combi Boiler? Combination Boiler Guide – The Facts
If you're in a dilemma and don’t know whether to stay with a conventional boiler system or upgrade to a combination boiler you've come to the right place!
This guide will help you decide whether a combi boiler is the right choice for you and offers reasons for and against for installing a new combi boiler.
If you live in a property and you don’t have more than 3 bathrooms or shower rooms and you have fairly good mains water pressure (a pump can now be fitted to boost your incoming mains water pressure) then it’s worth considering converting to a combination boiler.
In our experience, we've found that the benefits far outweigh the decision to stay with a conventional boiler system (hot and cold water tanks).
To begin with, there are lots of controls on a conventional boiler system which will need repairing and maintaining at some stage. Conventional boilers take up a lot of space and are not normally replaced when updating is required. They also need tanks (often located in lofts) and a big hot water storage tank in the hall way or bedroom.
If space is at a premium, replacing a conventional boiler makes complete sense, as a combination boiler only takes up a space on the wall and provides hot water without the need of storage tanks and storage space to install them.
As far as saving you money, if you only need a bucket of hot water that’s all the combination boiler provides, as it doesn’t have to heat up and remain heated. The water from a combination boiler is instantaneous and water is heated as soon as you open the tap, saving you lots of money on your energy bill.
The best news is that most of today’s top quality combination boilers come with long guarantees so you don’t have to worry about any repairs for the best part of a decade!
Reasons to install a Combi Boiler:
- No waiting for hot water to heat up
- Saves you lots on fuel bills
- Conversion can free up valuable space
- Cheaper to Maintain
- All controls built in to Boiler
- Fantastic for showers/High pressure
- Doesn’t need tanks
- Works on 1 bar of water pressure
- Long manufactures guarantees
- Fits in small areas
- Can be concealed easier
- More energy efficient
- Much tidier installation
Reasons for not installing a Combi Boiler:
- Can only have a maximum of 3 Bathrooms.
- Slightly more expensive to convert to a Combi boiler
- No back up Immersion heater
- Not suitable for property over 5 bedrooms
To discuss updating your conventional boiler to a combi, please contact us today. Alternatively, find out more about us or get a fast quote to improve your central heating & boiler energy efficiency. Our team of friendly advisers are just a phone call away!
Author: Tony Hernandez