Choosing the right boiler for your home

There are three main types of boilers, and in general, each is suited to different conditions. When thinking about getting a new boiler, it pays to assess your heating and hot water requirements and look at the benefits of each type of boiler, to decide which which one will deliver the performance required for the lowest cost.

Choosing the right boiler for your home

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The conventional kind

The traditional boiler incorporates a storage tank to deliver its supply of heated water. The temperature of the water is raised by using a system of heat exchanges made of cast iron. If you need gallons of hot water at a time, then this could be a good choice. However, once the hot water is depleted, there could be a delay for more as the tank will need to fill up again. The tank is generally placed in the loft of a house, and installation can be a little more complicated.

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In the past, this kind of boiler was not always very efficient, but new models deliver better performance and can be customised to the needs of a particular property.

The combination kind

The combi boiler is a very popular choice for many households in the UK. No storage tank is involved, as the boiler is directly connected to the water supply and can supply heated water as needed at good pressure. They are also quite small, so ideal for compact properties where space is limited, as they operate within a sealed system. They may not suit a large home where there could be many demands for hot water at the same time.

If you wish to read further discussion of the pros and cons of each boiler type, see this report in The Telegraph. If you are thinking about finding out more about boiler installation in Gloucester, then it would be a good idea to speak to experts, such as the friendly staff at HPR Services (

Matching your home and its occupants to the boiler that will serve them best is an important task and may require a little research. If you are in doubt, then speak to a reputable supplier who can answer your questions and advise you on which kind of boiler will give you the service you need at the most competitive price.

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