For many households, boilers are an essential part of the home. Heating and hot water are a necessary part of daily life, and when a boiler breaks down, it is extremely inconvenient! However, some boilers are more effective for certain homes than others. And this means that when choosing your boiler, you need to choose a boiler that is right for your home. Combination boilers are the number one choice for most of the homes across the UK. But why is the combi-boiler so popular? Well, here at K and M Maintenance, we are Preston based boiler and gas experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the benefits of a combination boiler.
Instant hot water, whenever you need it
With a combination boiler, the water is pumped straight in from the mains, and heated on demand. So whenever you turn on your shower, or the hot tap, you will have hot water in a matter of seconds. This is a real benefit when compared to a conventional boiler, that relies on a water storage tank to provide hot water. And once you’ve ran out of hot water, you have to then wait for the tank to refill.
However, a conventional boiler could easily provide hot water to multiple taps at the same time, because of the hot water storage. With a combination boiler, you might find a drop in water pressure, or temperature, if you try and use two hot taps at once.
No storage, no pipes
Another of the major benefits of a combination boiler is the lack of a storage tank. Without a tank, you dont need to put as much effort into deciding where to position your new boiler. And you dont need as much pipework. As a result, installing a combination boiler can actually be cheaper because it takes less time.
If you are looking for a new boiler installation, or need more advice, why not contact the experts at Preston based K and M Maintenance?