How To Determine The Correct Boiler Type For Your Home

When you need to replace your boiler, you will need to check different features to ensure that you are getting one that will work correctly for your home. There are different factors that will determine what type of boiler you will need. Different households with different types of lifestyles will require different boiler types. For example, imagine a family of five where each person takes two daily hot showers. This family will have different boiler requirements than a family of three where each person only takes one warm shower per day. Here are the three different types of boilers.

Conventional Boiler

A conventional boiler produces hot water for the boiler cylinders as it heats as it directly heats the central heating system. Conventional boilers are usually older as the name suggests. It contains many parts such as a hot water cylinder, the boiler itself, boiler controls, a cold water system, and a feed system. If you home has space restraints, then a conventional boiler may not be a good fit.

System Boiler

The system boiler directly heats the central heat system. This is how it produces hot water for your home. It uses a vented hot water cylinder during its production of hot water. A system boiler is similar to a conventional boiler in that stored water is the engine that runs the system boiler. They are differences between the two types of boilers, however. The first way that they differ is that the components of heating and a hot water system are already built into a system boiler. A conventional boiler does not have these built-in components. This makes its installation quick and streamlined. Moreover, the two boilers differ in that the system boiler pumps hot water to the heating system in your home, which shortens its response time and makes it more economical than the conventional boiler.

Combination Boiler

A combination boiler provides hot water and heat straight from the boiler. Because of its combined features, it saves space in your home. It does not use a separate cylinder for hot water. Combination boilers also save you money because it does not pump hot water through the top taps in your home. A combination boiler does not have a tank, which means that it will not require extensive pipe fittings.

Now that you know the three difference boiler types, you can make an informed decision before selecting one for your home. Your boiler contractor from a firm like Hurst Anchors & Rentals Ltd will be able to make additional suggestions to help you during this decision making process.