Different types of boilers explained August 10, 2018 Struggling to know which boiler you should install? We know boilers aren’t cheap, so its vital you have enough information to choose the best one for your home. We have listed the pros and cons of combi, conventional and system boilers so you can choose for yourself!Combination (combi) boilerCombi boilers are the most popular boiler installed in the UK as they are quick and easy to install and heat water instantly. This means there is no need for tanks or cylinders, saving you loads of valuable space in your home.Pros:Efficient- no hot water is wasted in storage as it is only heated when neededNo need for bulky components such as water tanksCheap and easy to install and repairYou will have good water pressure in your showers, if mains pressure is goodNo need to wait for water to heat upCons:If your mains pressure is low, your home water pressure will also be lowNo immersion heater so no back up hot water supplyWhen multiple taps are running, the water pressure will decreaseSystem boilerSystem boilers do require some extra space, as they need a water cylinder to store the hot water. They are also good for homes that require a lot of hot water or have multiple bathrooms.Pros:Easy to install as the majority of components are built into the boiler itselfDoesn’t require water tanks so doesn’t need as much space as a conventional boilerMultiple taps running will not affect water pressureMains water pressure doesn’t need to be highCons:Less compact than combi boilersWhen you need hot water, you have to wait or the tank to heatHeat energy can be lost when the hot water is in the cylinderLimited to how much hot water you tank can hold- once emptied it has to refill and heat up againConventional boilerConventional boilers are ideal for older homes with old radiator pipes and homes with lots of space. They require two water tanks and a water cylinder, making them a little more difficult to install. Because of this, they are decreasing in popularity.Pros:Running multiple taps won’t affect the water pressureIf your home has older pipework or radiators, then they won’t need updating with a conventional boilerAn immersion heater can be installed for back up hot waterCons:Two water tanks and a cylinder require a lot of spaceHeat can be lost from the hot water when it is being stored in the cylinderExpensive and hard to install due to amount of components Need a new boiler in Redditch?We hope this blog post has been helpful in guiding you towards your next boiler. Here at Lakins Heating and Plumbing, we offer boiler replacements and servicing in Redditch, Alcester, Alvechurch, Astwood Bank, Beoley, Bromsgrove, Mappleborough Green, Studley, Tardebigge and all of the surrounding areas.To arrange a quote with our gas engineers, please give us a call on 07976 271 681 or fill out our handy contact form.