There are three types of boilers, the traditional is the conventional boiler; the best selling is the combination boiler; and the condensing boiler, with low emissions.
Conventional (Traditional) Boiler:
The conventional system involves the installation of two water tanks, usually place in the loft. The larger tank is the ‘cold water storage tank‘. This tank stores water taken from the cold water main and is fed down to the cylinder which is usually kept inside an airing cupboard.
The smaller tank is called the ‘feed and expansion tank’. This tank keeps water maintained at the correct level inside the central heating system. when the water gets hot, it will expand and the feed and expansion tank is designed to allow this, hence the name.
The cylinder will then be heated by the central heating boiler by converting the cold water into hot water. This hot water is released by the cylinder to the taps within the property.
This type of gas central heating boiler is the best seller in Britain. They are the toughest, most reliable and easiest to install. They can be fitted into a cupboard or have a cupboard fitted around them after installation. If you want an economical boiler that will endlessly supply hot water, this boiler is will meet all your requirements. As there are no storage tanks or cylinders, you do not have to wait for hot water to be heated.
Looking to reduce your gas bill? Although condensing boilers are initially more expensive than the other types of boilers available, it will save you money on your gas bill in the long run. Some houses can save over a third of their original bills and reduce emissions by around 91% with a High Efficiency Condensing Boiler.
Unfortunately this type of boiler needs a load of consideration before installation on the position of the boiler. This boiler will produce a large amount of steam/water vapour known as ‘pluming’ which comes out of the flue. If you choose this boiler, we will survey your property to advise the best position for a condensing boiler.