Considerations for different boiler types

Here at Mark Vernon, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. From installation to repairs and maintenance, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to Worcester Bosch boilers. And when it comes to choosing a new boiler, you need to know that you are making the right decision. This includes choosing between the boiler types. As a result, we have produced this guide to the considerations for different boiler types.

Boiler Types

There are three different boiler types that all have different advantages and disadvantages. The three different boiler types include the conventional boiler, the combination boiler, and the middle ground, the system boiler.

Boiler storage

Each of the different types of boiler uses a different storage method.

A combination boiler uses no storage at all, and simply heats the hot water as and when necessary to power either the central heating system or the hot water system. This means that there are no cumbersome storage tanks, and a lot less pipework running throughout your home.

In contrast, a conventional boiler uses two storage tanks. One to keep the hot water cylinder topped up, and the other to provide hot water for the central heating system. This takes up a lot more space than a combination boiler but it does have its advantages.

Hot water and multiple taps

Although conventional boiler might take up more room, they can also provide hot water in multiple places at the same time. The kitchen and the bathroom for example, or multiple bathrooms. So, if you have a large household with multiple bathrooms, you would benefit from the instant hot water in more than one place a time.

In contrast, as a combination boiler heats water directly from the mains, it can only be directed to one tap at a time. So you cant have a hot shower while someone is washing the pots downstairs for example. However, the combination boiler does offer better water pressure (in general) because it is heating straight from the mains.

If you need more help or support deciding on your new boiler type, or for professional installation, why not contact us at Mark Vernon today?