Combi boilers combine the functions of central heating units and hot water heaters in one compact unit. Combination boilers are the most popular choice for new boiler installations in the UK, thanks to their small size and efficiency.
The combination boiler is a single condensing boiler that can provide hot water for both use in the home and for heating. Another significant difference from other boilers is that the combi boiler heats water from the mains as it is needed, rather than storing hot water for later use. Since the boiler is only active when needed and doesn’t produce more hot water than is actually used, it is very energy efficient.
Combination boilers can also help you to save a lot of space. All you will need when you have a combi boiler is one compact unit, which will usually be placed in your kitchen or an airing cupboard. You won’t need separate units for hot water and central heating, and since you will be getting water straight from the mains without storing it in your home, you won’t need a cold water tank or hot water cylinder for storage. This is particularly useful if you live in a smaller property or if you want to make space in your home for a loft conversion.
Combi boilers work just like other condensing boilers, but they only activate when they are needed. As soon as you turn the hot tap or switch your heating on, the boiler will fire up and begin producing hot water for you. You shouldn’t have to wait more than a few seconds for the water to reach the right temperature.
Since the water is coming straight from the mains, without being stored in a tank, it will be supplied at mains pressure. As long as you have good water pressure in your neighbourhood, this means that you should have adequate pressure for most uses, unless you have a very large house with lots of occupants.
Combi boilers are a popular choice for some very good reasons:
Although combi boilers can work well in most homes, there are some potential problems that might make them a bad choice in some cases:
Wallis Plumbing Ltd provide installations of combi boilers for both domestic and commercial properties in Woking. If you need a professional Plumber in Woking for the installation of a new boiler please contact us for more information and a quotation.