FAQs

Regular Boilers

  • How do regular boilers work?

    It is all pretty simple. Basically, a regular boiler will take water from the tank to provide heating. It is important to place your tank as high as possible to have a better water flow in all the system.

    A heat exchanger warms up the cold water once you turn on the hot tap or switch on the heating. After that the hot water moves to the hot water storage cylinder where it is kept and circulated. Then valves will direct hot water to the heating system or the taps and outlets.

  • What are the differences between a regular boiler and a combi boiler?

    All in all, a combi boiler is more modern than a regular boiler. It is the most commonly used system in all of the UK. A combi boiler is a single unit which does not require a tank or a hot water cylinder. Combi boilers draw water directly from your mains and provide you with hot water on demand. On the other hand, combi boilers are only suitable for smaller homes without much demand for hot water. As a result, they are inconvenient in larger homes with a high hot water demand. That’s why you should always make sure to choose what’s right for your home and needs.

  • What are the differences between a regular boiler and a system boiler?

    When it comes to relying on a hot water storage cylinder, then both systems are very similar. Both of them keep a store of hot water ready for your use. However, the main difference is that a system boiler draws water directly from the mains. While, a regular boiler will take its water supply from a tank in the attic. In short, with the system boiler you do not need a cold water tank high up in the attic.

  • Is a regular boiler the right choice for you?

    To get what you exactly need, you should take a look at the pros and cons of regular boilers. There are a lot of things to think of when it comes to choosing the most suitable boiler for you. So here are some of the most important things to keep in mind:

    The benefits of a regular boiler

    Replacement is simple and easy

    Replacing your old regular boiler with a newer version is less costly and damaging to your home. So it’s always the safer option to go with if you don’t want to spend a lot or worry about damages.

    Meets your high demand of heating and hot water

    If you have a home with multiple bathrooms, then a regular boiler is a great choice. It can meet your demand for hot water and heating. With a large capacity to store hot water, it means that you can use several taps and outlets at the same time.

    More efficiency

    Older boilers with no condensing technology should be replaced with a condensing boiler. Condensing boilers are more efficient and consume less energy. As a result, they will reduce the cost of your heating bills. Nowadays, some regular boilers are 97% efficient.

    Able to have an immersion hearer as a backup

    A backup immersion heater would make sure that you don’t go out without hot water in case you boiler breaks down. The immersion heater would be fitted in the hot water cylinder.

    Solar compatibility

    presently, you can use solar thermal panels to produce hot water using solar power. Just make sure that your cylinder and the model you buy are compatible with solar thermal.

    The disadvantages of regular boilers

    Hot water isn’t always instant in busier times

    Once you use all the stored hot water in your cylinder, you have to wait for some time to be able to use hot water again. Always buy a cylinder with the capacity to meet your hot water demands and needs.

    Needs lots of space

    Regular boilers need space for the water tank and the hot water cylinder. That’s why it’s not a good choice for smaller homes that don’t have much space. For smaller homes, a combi boiler is more suitable.

    Installation can be costly

    Because there are many parts to be installed around the house, a new boiler installation can be pricy. Aside from being expensive it can also take a lot of time.