What Is A Combi Boiler?
Combi boilers (short for “combination boiler”) have fast become arguably the most popular boiler and heating system in the UK accounting for over 70% of all new installations in the past couple of years and replacing the more conventional hot water tank and system boiler set-ups.
Perhaps surprisingly some confusion remains on what a combi boiler is and what its benefits are to the home and so here we’ll answer some common questions we hear from customers on a regular basis.
What is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler as described above is a combination boiler which essentially means it combines two typically separate household functions (water heating and central heating) into one highly efficient unit. The resultant system means that the need for a hot water tank is gone since the water flowing through the system is heated at source when the hot water tap is turned on, hence the name “combi”.
What are the benefits of a combi system?
There are numerous benefits to a combi system;
Firstly, they are extremely efficient owed to the fact they are generally less complex than more traditional systems with this increased efficiency usually resulting in lower heating bills.
Another key benefit is their size. Since there is no requirement for a heating tank they take up hardly any room comparatively making them ideal for smaller homes and flats where space is at a premium.
And finally (and perhaps most importantly!) they are cheaper to run with the lower complexity of the system meaning parts and repairs tend to be less costly when or if a problem arises.
If you have any questions about combi boilers or the would like an evaluation of your current heating system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.