Combination / Combi Boilers
Combination boilers as the name suggests combine most of the components of a conventional system i.e. boiler, cylinder, pump, control valves and thermostats into one unit (The Combi).
The advantages of these boilers are:
- No stored water in loft or airing cupboard, therefore saving space and no risk of freezing pipes.
- Instantaneous hot water twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
- High pressure showers without the need for mechanical power showers.
- The most economical type of boiler, only pay for exactly the hot water you use.
- Combis can be sited almost anywhere in the house because of the enormous flueing options i.e. loft, airing cupboard, garage etc.
The disadvantages of these boilers are:
- The main disadvantage of a combination boiler is that it primarily only serves one tap at a time, this means if someone is in the shower upstairs, and
someone turns on the hot tap at the kitchen sink, whoever is in the shower will receive no hot water. Regardless as to how big the combination boiler is.
This type of boiler is generally more suited to smaller homes with up to three independent hot water users (users over 10 years old.)
Although very energy efficient, the problem with running more than one tap at a time is exhausted if more than three people live in the home or if there is more than one bathroom.
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