Combi boilers are quickly becoming the heating system of choice in many new homes across the UK, with about 50% of installations using this kind of boiler. These boilers combine a central heating boiler and a highly efficient water heater all into one compact unit. They are aimed to deliver instant hot water for the central heating system of your home, as well as for the shower and taps.
A combination boiler has all its components contained within a single casing that is generally calculated for use within a sealed type of central heating system. Combi boilers take their cold water supply directly from the mains water, thus removing the need for a separate water tank. This means that you get hot water instantaneously, so you do not have to store hot water anymore unless you actually want to do.
Understanding How A Combination Boiler Actually Works
The process by which a combination boiler provides hot water for your home is rather simple. Using certain types of fuel, which may be gas or oil, the boiler resurrected to the burners that are activated by messages from the hot water systems in your home and the valves in the central heating. For example, if one of the valves such as a tap is asking for hot water, the open tap allows the water to flow.
The boiler has a paddle switch inside that turns the burners on in the exact specific part you need to work in order to heat water for the taps. Any surplus heat remains stored in a small compartment located within the boiler, which is also known as a heat exchanger, so for example when your heating is in full flow, the boiler uses the stored heat to heat hot water for your domestic hot water system or for your taps. In many cases, turning on the domestic hot water or central heating results in the heating up of a small compartment of water in the heat exchanger.
The Main Benefits Of Owning A Combi Boiler
Some of the main reasons to switch to a combi boiler include increased efficiency, extra safety, and saving money. Combi boilers are extremely efficient when you compare them to older boiler models, which means that you may save hundreds per year by making the switch.
Moreover, the cold water from the boiler is actually safe to drink because it is fed straight from the mains. These boilers are fast because they do not employ the use of a water tank, which means that you will have hot water as soon as you need without having to wait around for it to be heated. With a combi boiler, you basically get an endless supply of hot water for the convenience of your family.
DHS can help you with all the information you need to replace your boiler with a more efficient and cheaper combi boiler. We have the knowledge and expertise to offer you the best solutions.