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Boiler Types

Boiler types

What are the best gas boiler types for me?

This question about suitable boiler types has been asked by literally millions of UK home owners for many years now.

It is the way the question is answered that has changed.

What do you mean?

Well, as always seems to be the case these days digital technology and the internet is changing the way we do things.

The UK boiler replacement market is not immune.

The traditional way of finding a heating engineer to replace your boiler is to get a recommendation, look in Yellow Pages or the local newspaper.

Nowadays, most of us ‘Google’ our way through our daily lives and this is inevitably changing the way we identify our boiler installers.

How is this happening?

The market for central boilers in the UK is ‘saturated’, meaning nearly everyone has got one.

In fact a lot of people are probably on their second or even their third one.

This means that pricing for boiler replacements can now easily be done on the web using a growing number of digital pricing tools or apps.

Does this mean the price for my boiler replacement will be wrong?

No!! You might think so, but you can get an accurate boiler replacement quotation in just a few minutes.

Without a sales person in sight!!!

How can I do that?

Here’s how…

  • Take a few minutes to answer some simple questions.
  • Upload a few pictures of your old boiler.
  • We’ll give you a fixed price quotation to replace your old boiler.
  • Our installer will then call round quickly just to confirm things.
  • You could get your new boiler installed in as little as 24 hours.

Just in case you’re not ready to get your boiler replacement quote just yet…

Here’s some information & diagrams of boilers and systems to help you better understand the 3 most common central heating system types found in UK homes today.

Boiler Types – Combi Boiler

Combi boiler type system diagram

This boiler type is situated independently in the property and is connected to the incoming water main.

A combi supplies both the hot water and heating requirements for your property.

The main difference between a combi boiler and a regular or ‘heat only’ boiler is a combi doesn’t need a storage tank in the airing cupboard or loft space to enable it to operate.

System Boiler Types

System boiler types diagram

System boilers are similar in some respects to combi’s.

This type of boiler relies on a storage cylinder to operate but the central heating system remains sealed or closed.

Regular Boiler Types

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Sometimes known as ‘heat only boilers’ or ‘conventional’ this boiler type is the most traditional.

Storage tanks are used to feed this boiler type and to deliver hot water for household use.

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