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Central Heating: Types of Boiler Installations

RA Heating has quickly become a leading installer of central heating systems across Milton Keynes and the immediate surrounding areas.

There are many types of boilers available out there, including combination boilers, system boilers and regular boilers.

Fortunately, I have had the pleasure (and displeasure) of installing so many heating systems. With that being the case, I have decided to post this breakdown, explaining the pros of each type of boiler.

So let’s get into it – these are the types of boiler installations in Milton Keynes that are available.

Combi boiler on wall

Before we get into the nitty gritty bits of a boiler installation. Let’s take a look at a few general considerations for installations.

If you are planning on fitting a like for like swap into your home, you need to make sure that the existing pipework and controls will be adequate for the new system.

Make sure that you have the existing radiators are assessed too. If either the pipework or radiators are in bad condition, it could result in damages to your new heating system.

Combination Boiler Installations

Now these guys are arguably the most popular boiler installations in the UK. The smaller sizes make them perfect for smaller properties and homes that have little loft space available.

The combination boilers are exactly what their name suggests. They are a compact water heater and central heating boiler in one small box.

Any hot water that is needed is heated on demand directly from the mains, the moment you turn on the hot tap. This feature means that homeowners will not need a hot water cylinder and will provide your home with more storage space.

An added bonus of combi systems is the fact that the amount of pipework required is minimal, making boiler installations in Milton Keynes much cheaper and more affordable.

System Boilers

Unlike the combination systems, these boilers do require a cylinder for storing hot water. There is are heating and hot water components, built into the boiler which makes it a hell of a lot easier for installers to fit.

System boilers are suited to properties that have more than one bathroom and if those bathrooms are in constant use on a regular basis. Unlike the combination boilers, the water demand will not reduce when multiple sources are in use.

Lady with new boiler installation

Regular Boilers

These central heating systems are perfect for larger homes and properties that contain more than two bathrooms.

Unlike the system and combination boilers, regular boilers will include a separate heating and hot water system that links to an external water tank.

Depending on the age of your home and radiators, a regular or conventional boiler may be best suited as the existing pipework and set up may not be able to handle the increase in pressure that comes with a system or combination boiler.

If you struggle with water pressure – a regular boiler installation would be a good option.

Types of Boilers Recap

Right then. Let’s quickly recap what we have learnt.

Combination boilers are relatively new heating systems as are best suited to smaller properties. The main benefit being its small size, meaning that you have extra storage space available. However, if there are going to be a lot of users at the same time, water pressure may reduce, and you could lose out on hot water.

System boilers are similar but do have some differences.

System boilers are suited to slightly larger properties and suit homes that have more than one bathroom. They are very economical and are very easy for gas technicians to install.

Regular or Conventional boilers are better for larger properties and those that have older pipework structures in place. They can handle a number of users at one time and will perform even when water pressure levels are low.