Which type of boiler do I need?
How do I decide which type of boiler best suits my needs?
There are 3 different types of boiler:
- Combi boiler (or ‘combination’ boiler)
- Regular boiler (often also referred to as a ‘traditional’ or ‘conventional’ boiler)
- System boiler
Combi boilers provide heating and hot water directly from the boiler.
Regular and system boilers heat your central heating system directly and produce hot water for your cylinder.
|Requirements||Most suitable boiler|
|You want to use your loft space for a room conversion or other purpose||Combi boiler|
|You live in a flat or bungalow (i.e. have very little or no roof space)||Combi boiler|
|Your home has more than 2 bathrooms||Regular or system boiler|
|Your main water pressure is low||Regular or system boiler|
|You want to replace an old boiler to improve an existing conventional central heating system||Regular, system or combi boiler|
|You need to have hot water available on tap without waiting for it to heat up.||Combi boiler|