If you’re in the market for a new boiler for your home, you’ll know how important it is to invest in the most suitable boiler which will meet your family’s needs and demands for heating and hot water. One of the most common types of boilers installed in the UK is a combi boiler. In this article, we highlight the pros and cons of a combi boiler.
Pros and Cons of a Combi Boilers
What is a combi boiler? A combi boiler also known as a combination boiler is the UK’s most popular type of boiler. The boiler is a compact unit which is able to provide heating and hot water on demand without the need for a separate water storage tank. It is connected to the mains water supply and operates by igniting the gas burner when a hot water tap is switched on, then the heat exchanger transfers the energy to the water. The exchanger allows hot water to be generated almost immediately so, you can have hot water on-demand at any time of the day.
Each household is different because they have their own central heating requirements. Depending on the requirements a combi boiler may or may not be suitable for your home. Below we explain the pros and cons of a combi boiler.
Pros of a Combi Boiler
Here are 6 pros of a combi boiler:
- Cheaper – It is much cheaper to install a combi boiler because they have less components compared to other types of heating systems.
- Unlimited supply of hot water – A combi boiler has no separate hot water tank to heat up so, you have an unlimited supply of hot water
- More efficient – Compared to older boiler models, combi boilers are more efficient and can save you money on your heating bills.
- Compact unit – A combi boiler is an ingenious space-saving idea making them ideal for flats and smaller homes because there is no need for a separate hot water tank.
- Connect to mains pressure – If your home has a high-pressure mains water supply, then the hot water will also be at the same pressure because it is supplied directly from the mains supply.
- Safer – The cold water from a combi boiler is always safe to drink because comes directly from the mains supply.
Cons of a Combi Boiler
Here are 6 cons of combi boilers:
- Relies on good mains pressure – As combi boilers are connected directly to the mains pressure you need to check you have good mains water pressure to ensure it is working correctly.
- No immersion heater – There is no immersion heater so, you don’t have a back up water supply if your combi boiler breaksdown.
- Limited use – A combi boiler isn’t suitable for large homes with a few bathrooms and en-suites because you can’t run more than one shower or bath at the same time so, it limits your usage.
- Slower water rate – Another con of a combi boiler is you can experience slower water rate compared to other types of boilers because they do not have a water tank so, it may take longer to run a bath.
- Struggle to meet high demands for water – Before investing in a combi boiler for your home, you need to consider how much water you use because a combi boiler struggles to meet high demands for hot water.
- No access to heating or hot water if it breaks down – A combi boiler powers both your heating and hot water. Therefore, if your combi boiler breaks down or malfunctions you will not have access to heating or hot water.
Combi Boiler Installation from Woods Building Maintenance
Woods Building Maintenance install a range of new boiler installation and replacement boiler installation to domestic properties across the North of England. All of our engineers are on the Gas Safe Register so, you can have peace of mind all new and replacement boiler installations carried out by us are completed safely and efficiently to the highest standard. Our gas engineers are skilled, experienced and knowledgeable
on a range of boilers from leading brands including Ideal, Viessmannn and Worcester Bosch.
Here at Woods Building Maintenance, we make getting a new boiler simple and hassle-free. We don’t employ any pushy salespeople so, you don’t feel pressured into buying a boiler which isn’t right for your home. Instead we have a team of heating experts who are always available to offer advice and explain the different options available to you. We have unbeatable new boiler deals available all year so, you can be assured you’re getting the best deal on your new boiler. With so many different boiler brands and models on the market it can be difficult to know which one will be most suitable for your home so, our heating experts have put together our 5 best combi boilers for 2020. We are an Ideal Approved Installer so, if you have an Ideal Logic Boiler installed by us you will benefit from 10 years parts and labour warranty.
To enquire about a new boiler installation please contact us on 0330 3530 365 or simply fill in our online new boiler quote form. We will require you to answer a few simple questions about your home before we issue you with a quotation. If choose Woods Building Maintenance to install your new boiler, we will arrange a suitable date and time for your installation or if you need a new boiler in a hurry we can even install it within just 24 hours of your enquiry.
Reactive Maintenance Company
Woods Building Maintenance is a reactive maintenance company based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We deliver a range of reactive maintenance services to both domestic and commercial properties across the North of England. Our maintenance services are available 24/7, 365 days a year supported by our own 24/7 helpdesk.
Our maintenance services include:
- New Boiler Installation
- Replacement Boiler Installation
- Gas Services
- Plumbing Services
- Electrical Services
- Glazing and Locks
- Drainage Services
Here at Woods Building Maintenance, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional reactive maintenance services at the lowest possible price without compromising on quality. From the moment you contact one of our friendly helpdesk advisers you will receive first class customer care and our advisers will keep you fully informed throughout the entire process.