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If you are new to the boiler market, you might find it difficult to know which boiler is right for you. Before you go for boiler installation in Newcastle, you may want to know the pros and cons of each type of boiler. This blog provides you with an overall glimpse of the three main boiler types and their associated pros and cons.

Three main types of boilers and their advantages and disadvantages

Let’s delve into the three main types of boilers and the pros & cons associated with them.

Combi Boiler

A combi boiler or a combination boiler is the most common type of boiler all over the UK. It is a single organic unit that provides heating for all of the home’s purposes as well as hot water on demand. Combi boilers are the most cost and energy-efficient boilers for residential users.

The advantages of combi Boilers

  • Prompt and on-demand hot water and heating.
  • Reduced risks of pipe freezing.
  • Compact and suitable for smaller homes.
  • No need for a cold water tank in the loft.

The disadvantages of the combi Boilers

  • It can only be used for one task at a time.
  • Increased needs to move internal parts.  
  • It has an increased potential for faults and breakdowns.
  • It is not suitable for homes with low water pressure.

Conventional Boilers (Heat-Only Boilers)

Consisting of both a cylinder and water storage tank, a heat-only boiler is a great option for large households which need to constantly use the bulk of hot water. A huge amount of hot water could be stored in the water cylinder ready for use. On the other hand, the cold water is ready for use in a different tank.

Pros of conventional boilers

  • It is extremely suitable for homes with low water pressure.
  • It is most suited to larger households where several occupants may need hot water simultaneously.

Cons of Conventional Boilers

  • Once the stored water runs out, you may need the entire tank to heat up again.
  • The hot water may lose heat over time.
  • It requires significantly more space than combi boilers.

System Boilers

Thirdly, a system boiler works exactly like a conventional boiler but with fewer external parts. Though they require a hot water cylinder, they might not require a water tank. They are the perfect options for homeowners who look for the best features of both the conventional boiler and the combi boiler.

The pros of system boilers

  • It is compact, and it comes with many in-built components.
  • Suitable for large households requiring a large volume of hot water.
  • Suitable for homes with low water pressure.

The cons of system boilers

  • They are, to some extent, less efficient than combi boilers.
  • It might be time-consuming.
  • You may need to find space for the cylinder.

Are you looking for a suitable boiler for your household? For quality boiler installation in Newcastle, reach out to MK Robinson today!