BOILER TYPE GUIDE
At GCS we understand that the terminology our industry uses can be a tad confusing to residents and customers. In order to assist with this we have created this simple boiler type guide which we hope to shed some light on the different types of boilers available and try to outlines the main differences between each boiler type and suggests the core benefits for each system.
Unlike regular and system boilers, which require additional appliances such as hot water cylinders, water storage cisterns or expansion cisterns, a combi boiler removes the need for this as it heats your cold water supply on on demand (i.e. from turning on a tap or shower etc) to give you an instantaneous supply of hot water .
This is an extremely efficient process as no energy is wasted in keeping the water in a hot water storage tank.
A combi boiler therefore also takes up less space in the property once it is installed, which is perfect for a lot of UK homes where space is at a premium.
The image below shows an example of a common combi boiler system set-up.
Below you will find an example of a Regular boiler system set-up:
Below you will find an example of a System boiler system set-up with an open-vented hot water cylinder:
Below you will find an example of a System boiler system set-up with a pressurised unvented hot water cylinder:
If you have any other questions or queries then feel free to give us a call and we will point you in the right direction.