How to pick the right brand of boiler in your home
When your boiler starts costing you money in repairs or it breaks down completely, you’ll need to replace it with a new one. However, with so many different types of boiler available, it can be hard to know which is right for your needs.
There are typically three boiler systems you can fit into your home – combi, system and regular boilers. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages based on your individual needs, so it’s important to choose the one that suits your property and requirements.
You also need to opt for a reliable brand to reduce the cost of repairs in coming years. A Which? survey highlighted that it costs on average £210 to repair a boiler, so this can soon add up.
Many properties now have combi boilers, which can efficiently heat water and the central heating from a single unit and provide an energy efficient and cost effective solution. They don’t require a cold water tank or hot water storage cylinder, as the hot water is heated straight from the mains, which means the system takes up less space. It also reduces the risk of pipes freezing in the winter and the water pressure can be better.
These type of boilers, which can be fitted by companies like HPR Services Ltd (http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester/), who are specialists in boiler repair in Gloucester, do need a hot water storage cylinder, but they don’t require a cold water tank in the loft space. The main components for their hot water and hearing are contained within the boiler, so it’s easier and quicker to fit. They also work with solar water heating units to enable you to reduce your energy bills and your environmental impact. A system boiler is beneficial if you have multiple bathrooms and water can be supplied to more than one tap at the same time.
A conventional boiler system is useful for properties that already have this type installed, with a hot water cylinder and cold water tank. These are often used to replace units where an older radiator system is still installed, as combi and system boilers use a higher water pressure that might not be compatible. They are beneficial if there are over two bathrooms, low water pressure and where a large amount of hot water is used.