When it comes to running a family home, there are some things that you are going to understand and be able to make sense of and some things that you won't. One of the most common areas that are tricky to understand is central heating, especially when it comes to your boiler.
Boilers are necessary to have a warm and welcoming home, so to help you know more about how they work, let's look at what a combi boiler is and how they work.
What is a combi boiler?
The name combi boiler, rather unsurprisingly, comes from a combination boiler. These were designed to ensure that everything you need in a central heating system is available in one compact unit. This means that a combi boiler can provide you with not only heating but also hot water too.
How do they work?
A combi boiler will heat the water within the system by igniting whenever you need hot water or heating in your home. This flame will transfer heat into the primary circuit of your boiler, which will then move into your radiators or your hot water taps.
Depending on the type of combi boiler you have, you may also find that you have a pre-heat system, allowing for a small amount of hot water to be stored and then drawn from the boiler when you need it.
Why choose one?
So, now you know more about the technical side of a combi boiler, you may want to know more about why you should choose one. There are several reasons for this. Combi boilers are compact, and because they don't require any external storage tanks, you won't have them take up too much space.
Another great benefit to a combi boiler is that they are efficient at what they do. Not only do they heat your home and water properly, but it also ensures that you use less fuel when you are heating your home too.
Many people love the fact that a combi boiler will give them the hot water and heating that they need on demand. Regular boilers cannot do this as they only heat a specified amount of water, and when that runs out, it runs out. It is a much better idea to have a constant water supply as this allows for your entire family.
What else do I need to know?
If you take proper care of your combi boiler and ensure that it is serviced regularly, then you can expect it to last for as long as 15 years. This means that it will really help to feel better about how much it costs you to buy one.
Speaking of cost, a combi boiler can cost anywhere between £1,500 and £3,500, which may sound expensive, but you know that if it will last you, you have made a suitable investment for your family home.