What kinds of central heating systems and boilers are there?

When you know what kind of central heating systems are available, it becomes easier to identify the right facility for you. Let’s take a look at some of the main types of central heating systems on the market right now.

There are three main types of central heating systems. However, systems normally need to be tailored to the actual building they are installed in. Some systems require additional work so they can operate efficiently in smaller environments.

Types of conventional heating systems

Conventional heating systems

These heating systems are found in most homes in the UK. They are designed to make the most of gravity, and this is why the water tank you use to store and heat your water is often placed high up your building. One reason why we’re starting to see fewer conventional heating systems in new homes is that their pressure limits aren’t easy to increase. They also tend to waste a substantial amount of energy.

Pressurised systems

These systems heat mains water via a water cylinder. These are essentially small tanks that can be installed virtually anywhere in your property. Although they are very efficient, many people are put off by the cost of pressurised systems.

Combi boiler systems

Combi boilers waste less energy than other systems and are known for retaining mains pressure very efficiently. You don’t need a water tank with a combi boiler system, and this can free up a great deal of space. A drawback of having a combi boiler system is that it can be difficult to use. As these systems depend on electronics, it can be hard to have a fault repaired.

Types of boilers

Regular boilers

Regular boilers are also known as heat-only boilers. These depend on a cold water tank and a hot water cylinder. These boilers tend to offer a great deal of power, and you shouldn’t experience poor hot water flow with them. However, they can waste a great deal of heat.

Combi boilers

The modest sizes of combi boilers are one reason why they have become so popular over the years. They can also heat water immediately, and you can purchase electric, gas and oil versions of them. They can replace any other type of boiler and are highly energy-efficient once they have been installed.

System boilers

System boilers are not unlike combi boilers. However, they have an additional tank for storing hot water. Although this means you need to find space for them, they allow you to send hot water to various parts of your home at the same time.

Contact us today

If you need help with anything related to hot water, boilers and plumbing, talk to Ability today. We have vast experience in this area, having been a leading player in our field for many years. We can also advise you on finding the right boiler or central heating system for your needs. You can reach us today by completing the form on the site, giving us a call on 01892 514495 or sending an email to info@ability.uk.com.

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