Do you know what type of boiler you have in your home? Knowing what type of boiler you have is the first step to replacing or repairing your boiler with a boiler repair company. There are three main types of boilers. Which one do you have?
What is a condensing boiler? A condensing boiler refers not to the type of boiler, but to how it works. There are three types of condensing boilers.
Do you have a hot water cylinder? If not, then you have a combi boiler, also known as a combination boiler. If you do, then you have a regular boiler or a system boiler. If your boiler has a pressure gauge, then you have a system boiler. If it doesn’t then you have a regular boiler.
A combination boiler delivers both hot water and heating, so it doesn’t need a hot water storage cylinder. These are great for small to medium-sized homes.
A system boiler delivers heating and needs a separate hot water storage cylinder. These boilers are best for homes with two or more bathrooms.
A regular boiler, also known as a conventional boiler, needs both a hot water storage cylinder and a cold water tank in the loft. These boilers are ideal for homes where large amounts of hot water is used at the same time.