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Need Help In Choosing A Boiler For Your St Helens Home

If you’re thinking about buying a new boiler, it’s important that you know about the different types and how they work so you can make an informed choice. The size and type of boiler can affect how much energy you use.

When it comes to choosing a boiler for your St Helens home, there are three main types to be aware of:

  • Combi boilers
  • Conventional boilers
  • System boilers

System boilers and conventional boilers are very similar, so we have covered the main differences between conventional and combination – or combi – boilers.

Choosing A Boiler For Your St Helens Home – Combi Boilers

Combi boilers are the most popular type of boiler in the UK. They are an economical option, as they only heat the water you use. 

  • Unlimited hot water whenever you need it as it heats water straight from the mains.
  • No need for a cold water tank or hot water cylinder, saving space.
  • They are ideal for a smaller house or flat.
  • Quicker to install than other heating systems.
  • If you use more than one tap simultaneously, it can reduce the flow of hot water.
  • Water can take a few seconds to heat up.

Choosing A Boiler For Your St Helens Home – Conventional Boilers

There are also called regular or heat-only boilers. Conventional boilers send hot water both to your radiators and a hot water cylinder.

  • They can send water to multiple taps at the same time, without the flow getting weaker.
  • Good for larger homes with more than one bathroom.
  • You need space for a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank in the loft.
  • You need to decide ahead of time when you will want hot water.
  • You can programme the boiler to heat water in the cylinder, so you have hot water when needed.
  • You can only have as much hot water as your cylinder holds. If it runs out, you need to wait for it all to heat up again.
For more information about Boiler Installation St Helens call our St Helens Central Heating Engineers today on 01942 417220.
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