When looking to have a new boiler installed it can seem like there are a never-ending list of options for you to choose from. A good Gloucester Boiler Installation company like http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-installation-gloucester/ will be able to help recommend the best boiler for your home, office or whichever location you are hoping to have one installed in. If you are wondering what types of boilers are available and what features they have here is a small look into the options available to you.
There are essentially just three types of boilers available to you – conventional boilers, system boilers and combination boilers. Some boilers are advertised as energy efficient but in actual fact all boiler produced since 2010 must either 88% efficient or have been given an A-rating for energy efficiency. The energy ratings are similar to the energy ratings displayed on other equipment items such as your washing machine, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
Conventional boilers – tend to have a cylinder and a tank and one of the big selling points for this type of boiler are that they provide hot water to any number of taps at the same time in your property. However, the draw backs from this type of system is that if you run out of hot water from the tank you have to wait for the tank to refill and reheat which can take some time. You will also need to have somewhere to locate the cylinder and the tank where is can be easily accessed for annual servicing but is not an eye-sore or in a location where it can be easily knocked.
System boilers – these systems have a water cylinder rather than a water tank and this cylinder is usually located in an airing cupboard somewhere in your property, usually on the landing. The benefits of this type of system is that there is no need for a water tank taking up space in your attic and you can have hot water coming from a number of different taps at the same time. The negatives include you don’t have instant hot water and will have to wait a short time for it to warm up, you can run out of water from the cylinder and you will need to wait for this to refill and reheat and also as mentioned above you will need to have space somewhere for your cylinder.
Combination boilers – these boilers are the most popular boilers used in the United Kingdom and they provide you with heating and hot water in more system and you don’t need to have a water tank in your attic or a water cylinder in an airing cupboard. Combi boilers can be run from either an electric or gas-based fuel source. The benefits of this system are numerous, but the main ones are you have an unlimited access to heat and hot water whenever you need it and they don’t take up lots of space in your property. The only really disadvantage is that you may find that water pressure can be reduced if you are running more than one tap at a time.