How Does a Combi Boiler Work
Combi boilers are the most compact, well facilitated, handy, save money and used boiler in the UK. Families with low land area or apartment or room space, hung this boiler on the wall of the house following building regulations to get hot water without delay.
Combi boiler is the short form of ‘combination boiler’.
What is a Combi boiler
One of the most modern and used boilers, Combi boiler, has taken its own distinctive place in the UK. It needs a wall to be hung, no cylinder or tank.
It works simply, uses less energy, demand for painless servicing, uses radiators to make the water hot.
Combi boiler is the combination of what?
Combination boiler has shortly been named “Combi boiler”. Actually, what combination does a Combi boiler do? Here combination means, this boiler is the combination of two things:
1. Central heating boiler producer
2. Heating and Hot water producer
It does the job of room heating and water heating through its single system.
Combi boiler is suitable for who
More and more people are changing their old and conventional boilers at present. Single families, having a need for a single output source, best suits the Combi boiler. Families who need water for multiple output units should choose other boilers like system boiler, condensing boiler or something else.
How a Combi boiler works
A Combi boiler works in a very easy way. It doesn’t need a cold-water storage tank and a hot water tank.
It uses radiators to supply hot water.
When the tap is on, the boiler starts to work. It takes water from the mains, starts to burn the gas, produce heat, makes water hot and then delivers to the output.
There are valves to direct water flow to the central heating system and to the water output way.
Types of Combi boiler
You need a boiler, choose a Combi boiler, then a lot of options are available for you.
On the basis of energy source, size and your needs, you can choose one from a wide range.
Four types of Combi boiler are available depending on fuel type:
1. Gas combi boiler
2. Oil combi boiler
3. LPG combi boiler
4. Electric combi boiler
1. Gas combi boiler: This is the most used Combi boiler, uses natural gas as a fuel source. Considering cost minimisation and natural gas burning this can be the best option for anyone.
2. Oil combi boiler: Oil is used here as the energy source. People who have scarcity of gas, best to choose this type. Need a tank to store oil and a connection to it.
3. LPG Combi boiler: LPG, Liquified Petroleum Gas, is also used by some Combi boilers as fuel source. LPG combi, demand for storage tanks to store LPG and connection from the tank.
4. Electric Combi boiler: Electric Combi boilers are slightly different from others, and can increase your monthly bill. Not a good choice for large households.
Here are some best Combi boilers descriptions according to cost (without installation), brand, and efficiency.
£1000 – £1400
Up to 10 years, (condition on installation)
£800 – £950
Up to 7 years (condition on installation)
£1000 – £1300
Up to 10 years, (condition on installation)
£700 – £900
7- 10 years (Condition on heat exchanger)
£900 – £1000
Up to 10 years, (conditional on installation
Advantages of Combi boiler
Some lucrative advantages have made a combi boiler very common in the households of the UK. These are:
· Hot water on demand: Day by day people are getting their days busier. They have not a single moment to waste. So, getting hot water just on demand is attracting them a lot.
· Convenient to single family: Verily, single families are so common. They need not a huge amount of water, but a small amount for a single output. It seems that producers focused on the need of single families before making combi boilers.
· Less energy need: Combi boiler consumes lower energy.
· Less space occupation: Requirement of no water tank (for both hot and cold water), made combi boiler comfortable to have a seat in almost all types of families.
· Higher water pressure: Although the combi boiler doesn’t need an extra water tank, it is surprisingly capable of supplying water with great pressure.
Despite being so handy to people, combi boiler has some disadvantages too. Ensure you read up on the disadvantages before you make your decision.
Always make sure you have your boiler installed by a gas safe registered engineer.
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