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The Different Types of Boilers

The Different Types of Boilers

The 3 Most Common Types of Boilers

Boilers come in all shapes and sizes, and it might be challenging to decide which to choose for your home. The search can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not even sure where to start. 

Boilers are a considerable investment for your home, and you don’t want to choose the wrong one. It’s important to get it right on the first try to avoid additional stress and expenses in the future.

We’ve put together a short list of the most common types of boilers to make the boiler selection process even easier for you.

  • Combination Boilers

This singular unit can provide both hot water and space heating to your home. Thus, it’ll take up a smaller amount of space compared to other types of boilers. In addition, combination boilers don’t need to heat up or refill the water before it’s usable by you. This allows for instant hot water straight out of the tap or shower. However, combination boilers aren’t the best at supplying hot water to several bathrooms.

  • System Boilers

System boilers utilize a separate hot water cylinder, leading them to take up additional space. However, they can also supply more hot water on demand, compared to a combination boiler. These boilers don’t require a bulky feed or an expansion tank. Still, system boilers require that the cylinder be kept insulated, and they won’t provide hot water instantly. 

  • Conventional Boilers

These boilers are best suited to larger households, considering they take up a good amount of space. Conventional boilers possess a feed and an expansion tank, which is typically kept in the attic. Similar to system boilers, it’s important to keep them insulated.

Are you looking to have a new boiler installed in your home? It’s time to consult on boiler installation, replacement, and repair experts at D. Rohde Heating & Plumbing. For more information or to get started, contact us online or by phone.