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Don’t let the name fool you...

There’s nothing run-of-the-mill about our regular boilers. If you live in a larger or older property, or you want hot water available no matter how many people are showering at 8am, our range of regular boilers are the perfect fit for your home.

What are regular boilers?

A regular boiler, sometimes known as a conventional boiler, traditional boiler or even a heat-only boiler, is designed to provide your home’s heating and hot water with the support of an additional cold water tank and hot water cylinder.

A regular boiler system is made up of three parts:

  1. The boiler itself, which sends hot water to your central heating system
  2. A cold water tank, which feeds your hot water tank to provide hot water for daily use
  3. A hot water tank, which stores the heated water in bulk and allows for multiple showers, taps, and baths to run simultaneously


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Benefits of a regular boiler

Busy homes

Perfect for busy homes

Family homes can demand lots of hot water, often at the same time. The hot water storage tank in a traditional boiler system is perfect for meeting high demand.

Low water pressure

Compatible with low water pressure

Traditional boilers can operate effectively even if your mains water pressure is low, plus they will deliver the same level of flow however many taps and showers are running.

Older homes

Easy upgrade for older homes

Conventional boilers are an easier, faster way to replace the heating system in an older property – utilising existing pipework and preserving classic radiators.

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Can I get a regular boiler installed?

A regular boiler is perfect for busy family homes, multiple bathrooms, or to upgrade an older system which uses classic radiators.

These boilers can cope with high demand homes because they are installed with two tanks, normally using loft and cupboard space. This means lots of water availability at all times, as long as you have the space.

The cold water tank is usually installed as high above the boiler as possible, like in your attic or loft. The hot water tank can be in a cupboard on another floor, but you still need to have room for one to be installed.

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How much do regular boilers cost?

Getting a regular boiler installed can be the cheapest option of them all, especially if your home already uses a traditional system and it needs replacing or upgrading.

Regular boilers are also compatible with solar panels, which is becoming a popular method for reducing a home’s environmental impact and reducing the cost of energy bills.

Why a Worcester Bosch regular boiler?

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Gas regular boilers

Gas is the most common fuel used in the UK for hot water and heating. If you’re connected to the gas grid, chances are you’ll automatically be using a gas boiler.

Gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels and is often the cheapest way to run your regular boiler.

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Heatslave external oil boiler

Oil regular boilers

Oil boilers are popular for those in rural or remote areas typically not connected to the gas grid. They can be installed outside of the home, meaning more space and less noise indoors.

An outdoor boiler also means that maintenance, servicing, and refilling can take place without any disruption in the home.

Find a local installer

Each heating system needs custom designing. Find and contact a Worcester Accredited Installer in your area to book a home visit.

After calculating the best system for your home and hot water requirements, your installer will then provide you with a free quote.

Frequently asked questions

Choosing between system, combi, and regular boilers comes down many factors – including property size and location, how much hot water you need, your existing heating system, installation cost, maintenance, and running costs. Each type of boiler has its strengths and weaknesses. It’s best to speak to one of our local experts in your area, who can advise you on the best boiler for your home:

Like many home appliances, you can extend the working life of your regular boiler and keep it running problem free, with regular servicing and maintenance from a qualified engineer. With regular servicing and maintenance, you can increase the lifespan of your boiler dramatically. Many of our boilers are guaranteed for up to 12 years, meaning you don’t have to worry about unforeseen costs or inconvenient breakdowns, and you get peace of mind throughout.

It depends. Gas is more environmentally friendly and generally gives you cheaper bills, but oil is the best option for rural or remote homes, or those who don’t want their boilers indoors.

Yes. One of the main benefits and reasons why people choose regular boilers is that the storage tanks allow for even water flow during periods of multiple usage. This is why large family homes are often best off with a traditional boiler.

Whatever boiler you have, you should have it serviced at least once a year. An annual service means that your engineer can spot any potential problems before they occur, saving you time, money, and stress. Regular boiler servicing also prolongs the lifespan of your boiler.

Modern conventional boilers can be extremely energy efficient. Choosing the right layout for your installation, as well as an appropriate size for your boiler and storage tanks, can make all the difference. For a good overview, check the ErP rating of your model, which ranges from A+++ to F.