The month of October has come, and it is known that the Northern Hemisphere will surely hit a shivering winter. A country like the UK that has proximity to the Arctic Circle also allows people to experience the extreme notion of chills. And, to tackle the same, people in the UK nowadays prefer to have a combi boiler rather than water heating systems and other electronic devices with the same niche. What gives these boilers an edge over other electronic gadgets? Let’s know it from here.
Combi boilers or combination boilers adjoin two functions of different devices – centralized heating units and water heaters. Due to this blend, you are somewhere bringing something compact and concise to your house that can serve you with two different household work. The best part about combi boiler installation is that you don’t have to worry about the space dedicated to the hot water reservoir in your house. It is quite interesting because the combi boiler takes water directly from mains, unlike conventional ones where you had to build a storage tank.
Another benefit that you can witness with this combi boiler not having a separate space is that it can easily match your demand for hot water without queuing for it. Earlier, you had to showcase your patience by waiting for the time to accumulate hot water while going bathing, and hence, there is no waiting time at all in this case. Also, you get faster access to hot water. Apart from this, it saves you from shelling out more money to construct a storage reservoir. Even the compact quotient increases as there is no need to build such tanks at all. Therefore, the installation cost is somewhere pretty low and makes it economically viable.
Since there is no separate connection for extracting water from mains, combi boilers hardly face any issue on the pressure front, which is a common problem that one suffers from airlock with the normal piping system. In addition to this, such centralised units do not collect sludge or other negative elements, which is quite natural in the case of storage tanks where there is a high probability of debris getting pooled and stockpiled and compels you to go for a cleaning process from time to time.
The maintenance cost of combi boilers is pretty low due to the mechanism on which it is built. Firstly, it takes less space hence there is no need to inspect it frequently. Next, it leads to lesser negative externalities as it has a low carbon footprint associated with it. Therefore, you don’t have to call a specialist who removes the black carbon or heated elements depositing inside the device. Thirdly, combi boilers are getting more preference because they are allowing qualified technicians and engineers in the market who can seamlessly repair and let you avail of maintenance service at an affordable and pocket-friendly rate. Lastly, if you want to replace your conventional boiler with a combi one, you are somewhere saving £300 a year on your electricity bills. Isn’t that a whopping figure?
Saving such an amount by using it to the same extent means that there is an occurrence of optimization or energy efficiency. Combi boilers have an energy efficiency of around 90%, and this efficiency will rise to 92% to 94%. But to grab such numbers, these boilers must have programmable thermostats or smart internet-enabled thermostats installed with them. Considering the new models coming with the gas condenser, one can observe that boilers are somewhere 98% efficient.
In a nutshell, if you are thinking of handling the strong English winds with snow, a combi boiler is what you need for this winter. So, why wait for more when you have so many reasons to install one in your house.