If you have been considering buying a new boiler or replacing the existing one first question you ask which boilers are the best? There are a few things you should take into account. With the abundance of options in the market. It can seem like a daunting task to find the right boiler for your home. Don’t worry, though! We will help you choose the best boiler per your needs and budget.

Different types of boilers

Today, there are many types of boilers to choose from. You have combi boilers, conventional boilers and system boilers. So which one is right for you? Before we get to that, let’s understand how each of these three types of boilers work:

1. Combi Boiler

Combi (combination) boilers are the most popular type of boilers that are fitted to UK homes. They do not need an extra storage tank but provide both hot water and central heating directly from one unit. Because they take away the need for a storage tank that needs to be constantly heated to keep the water hot, these can be an ideal space and money saver option for you. They are also pretty easy to install, as there is less pipework required.

2. Conventional boiler

These—heat only—boilers are open vented and require a ‘feed and expansion’ tank and a cold water storage tank housed in the loft of your UK home. They are suited to homes that have two or more bathrooms. Conventional boilers are also suitable for households that require hot water from several outlets (taps etc.) that may be used simultaneously.

3. System boiler

In a system (sealed system) boiler, the heating and hot water components are built into the boiler unit, and the hot water is stored in a pressurised unvented cylinder. System boilers do not require an expansion tank in the loft as conventional boilers do. Because there is no heat loss through the expansion pipe, system boilers are highly efficient.

Which one should I buy?

When we talk about the best boiler, there is no “no one size fits all” answer. Your boiler choice will depend on several factors—especially the size of your property and your household’s hot water demands. When it comes to the size of your property, you will have to consider the size of your house and the number of bathrooms. This will help you determine your heating and hot water requirements, ultimately directing you to your ideal boiler. Generally, larger homes can buy conventional boilers, and smaller ones can go for combi boilers, as mentioned above. You might need to buy a new larger boiler if you are planning to move from a flat to a detached house as your old smaller boiler will not work for your new larger home.

We hope this guide will help you narrow down your choices and help you choose the perfect boiler.

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