Should you choose a combi or system boiler?
When looking to have a new boiler installed it is always best to consult with your chosen Tewkesbury Boilers company such as Combi Man as to what your needs are. They will be able to talk you through the different systems that they install and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
If you are struggling to choose between a combi or a system boiler, here is some information that might help you.
Due to their compact size and ease of installation, Combi boilers are the most common in the UK. On demand, they provide enough hot water and heated radiators whenever you need it. As they don’t need a container for water storage, they are the perfect solution for smaller homes. A machine boiler or anywhere that needs to be running water from more than one tap at the same time will benefit from larger properties.
For homes with larger requirements, system boilers are suitable and installation is also inexpensive, clean, and tidy. The flow rates are strong, delivered at the pressure of the mains and there is instant hot water. However, overuse can result in running out of hot water and can be more vulnerable than normal boilers to pressure loss.
Combis acts as a sealed system, supplying the taps and central heating system with hot water. The heating takes place directly from the mains, so a water tank is not needed. This water is pumped at the pressure of the mains, so you get a decent power shower.