If you’re thinking of having a new boiler installed in your home, you probably want to learn more about the various options and what each of them offers. We’re going to discuss combi boilers, what they are and how they work once they’re in use in your home. This will help you gain all of the information you need before you decide whether or not your next boiler should be a combi.
What is a Combi Boiler?
A combi (or combination) boiler is one that controls the entire central heating system directly. It does this from a single compact unit. They’re the most popular and commonly used types of boilers in the UK and people are still switching over to them from other older types of boilers.
They suit the vast majority of homes in this country very well and there’s a variety of sizes and outputs. They’re generally a lot smaller than regular boilers, allowing people to save valuable space in the home. This has always been one of their major selling points.
Combi boilers provide instant access to hot water and the amount of hot water you can use at any one time is unlimited. You never have to wait for a water cylinder to heat up the way you do with other kinds of boilers.
If you’re looking at things from a green and energy efficient point of view, combi boilers are definitely a good choice. They’re much more efficient than older types of boilers. They also tend to be easier, quicker and, importantly, cheaper to install for homeowners. The lack of a water cylinder means that there’s less pipework that needs to be installed, which makes things easier.
How They Work
So, how does a combi boiler actually work? They have a single compact system. This heats both the hot water that you use in the home as well as the radiators in the home. That’s why there’s no need for a hot water cylinder or a cold water tank in the home alongside the boiler.
Combi boilers are always on standby and that’s how they’re able to offer hot water whenever the user needs it. If the boiler is turned on, it will simply jump into action and start providing hot water as soon as you turn on any of the hot water taps in the home.
When this happens, the boiler starts heating the water right away and the heat exchanger can transfer the heat inside the boiler to the water quickly, delivering it to the tap thereafter. There are control valves inside these boilers than allow water to flow through or divert it to hot water taps when necessary.
In terms of the heating, the boiler will work according to the thermostat in the home. It will stop providing heat when the temperature set by the user via the thermostat is reached, allowing you to heat the home in the way you want to.
If you’re unsure of which combi boiler is right for you and you want help and support from experts who know what they’re talking about, don’t hesitate to get in touch. A member of our team will be more than happy to help you out and then carry out the boiler replacement services you require.