Before the invention of the modern boiler, people relied on wood and coal fires in order to supply them with hot water and heat their homes. This was a lot of work. It meant lighting, tending to and cleaning a fire in every room that you wanted to be comfortable in. Today this would be […]
What's so good about a combi boiler?
Not only is a combi boiler more energy efficient than a conventional or system boiler, but it also has less external components. This means that the central heating and hot water systems take up less space, and it looks a lot neater overall.
Is a combi boiler useful for larger households?
A combi boiler is a very efficient way of getting hot water. However, it is unable to cope with high demand. Therefore if you live in a large household where hot water would often be needed in several places at once, it's best to have either a conventional or system boiler in place.
Are conventional boilers uneconomical?
It's true that conventional boilers aren't as energy-efficient as combi boilers. However, they are not necessarily uneconomical. The main energyh loss with a conventional boiler system comes from the fact that heated water is stored in a tank, which will therefore gradually lose heat over the course of time.