Conventional boilers, usually called heat only or regular boilers, are popular for larger families as they can heat your house and water efficiently.
Regular boilers use a tank with 2 feeds. There is one for hot water and one for cold, and the water is pumped through the system to either be heated up or kept as hot water to be utilised when it is needed.
You may wish to pick a conventional boiler if you have good deals of people in your household and you have more than one bathroom. This is because they can handle offering water to 2 or more outlets whereas a combi boiler will have a hard time doing this.
So is a conventional boiler right for you?
Benefits of a conventional boiler
- They still work well even if your mains pressure is low
- You’ll still get hot water even if someone is running the shower and the kitchen taps at the exact same time
- They’re simple to service as they have an easy design
- You can set up an immersion heating unit to the hot water cylinder to make use of if the boiler breaks down
- Conventional boilers can handle older central heating units
Drawbacks to a conventional boiler
- Pressure circulation for showers and hot water can be low
- You’ll need space for the cold and hot feed tanks
- Conventional boilers aren’t as efficient as combi boilers – there will be heat loss as hot water is kept
- Your hot water can run out and require time to reheat
- Hot water isn’t supplied on demand – you require to heat it beforehand
Conventional boilers are terrific for larger homes and those with more than one bathroom. Just bear in mind that you will require sufficient space for the cold and hot water tanks and that you cannot heat water on demand like you can with a combi boiler.
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