In order to understand what a combi, or combination, boiler is, first you need to have some basic knowledge of what a conventional boiler is and how it works.
How a Conventional Boiler Works
A conventional boiler uses a burner to heat water which is then circulated through your heating system to heat your home to a comfortable temperature. Normally, the job of heating water to use in your home for showering, washing dishes, etc. is done by a hot water heater; but a combi boiler is a combination water heater/boiler that heats water for both home use and heating. Combi boilers work well with in-floor heating systems and radiators for home heating.
How a Combi Boiler Works
A combi boiler uses condensing technology and is more efficient than having a boiler and a water heater. Combi boilers are also compact, wall mounted units so they do not take up a lot of space in your home. They supply your home with instant, on-demand hot water so you don’t have to wait around for your water tank to fill up and reheat, making combi boilers a good choice for people who often find themselves running out of hot water.
A combi boiler is more expensive to initially purchase and install than a conventional boiler. However, because combi boilers run more efficiently than conventional boilers, the money you save on monthly bills will add up and save you money in the long term.
Combi Boiler Purchase and Installation
If you are interested in upgrading to a combi boiler for your household, trust John Sadler Plumbing & Heating for the best quality products, installation, and customer service. Feel free to get in touch today with any questions you may have or to book service.