Creating hot water and heating your home isn’t something to take lightly, which is why it pays to do your research before purchasing a boiler. In order to find the best boiler for your needs, it’s important to understand the various types of boilers available, including how they work and how they can help you save money on energy bills in the long run. If you have any questions or need help finding a reliable boiler provider, be sure to contact MCR Gas with any questions. We are happy to help!

What Are The Different Types of Boilers?

If you are planning to purchase a boiler, you should know that there are three kinds available: combi boiler, regular boiler and system boiler. The combi boiler also known as a combination boiler is highly efficient and can reduce your heating bills. The heat-only boiler is the same as a regular boiler that keeps warm water long for hours until required. Regular boilers are smaller and mostly used for domestic purposes in household projects. A system boiler is just an upgrade to a regular boiler which provides hot water through a storage cylinder and is stored in one unit.

Choosing The Right Boiler For Your Home

Here’s some more information about each type of boiler so you can pick the one that’s right for your situation:

Combi Boilers

Combi boilers provide more continuous hot water than conventional systems and generally cost less to run. Combis are often fitted with a cylinder for storing emergency drinking water for added peace of mind. But it’s important to note that combi boilers tend to take up more space than traditional boilers. If you’re fitting a new boiler, especially in an older property, it’s worth checking if there is enough room before purchasing your system. One of the benefits of a combi boiler is that it heats water and radiators separately, so you have full control over both. If your house is particularly cold, you can turn down or off your radiators to retain heat in your home. Similarly, if you want to save money on heating bills, lower or turn off your water heater—and instead rely on a hot shower for a bit of comfort and relaxation.

Heat-Only Boilers

A heat-only boiler is a type of domestic hot water boiler that provides on-demand heat, but no hot water. Heat-only boilers can be fired by natural gas, LPG or oil and are usually more cost-effective than combination boilers. These boilers are most commonly used in spaces where a constant supply of hot water isn’t required such as a conservatory, utility room or storeroom.

System Boilers

These types of boilers use multiple burners to heat a home’s hot water, radiators and underfloor heating. This system is efficient and more flexible than other types of boilers. It can be installed into your house as part of a new build or when renovating a current house that has had gas central heating in place for over 10 years.

How Long Does It Take to Replace a Boiler?

A new boiler installation can be expensive and daunting, you can rely on us to get to you quickly so we can install a new boiler and get your central heating working again. We’ll aim to get your new boiler installed within a day but please note each job is different and will depend on a variety of factors including what type of boiler you have and where it is located in your home.

How Long Does A Boiler Service Take?

It will take between 30 minutes to an hour on average to service a boiler in the home. While we carry out the work, we will keep the disruption to a minimum and leave your property as we found it. It is important to get your boiler serviced annually, especially to cover the breakdowns that usually occur in winter. The worst thing you could do is let a small problem get worse as you may end up with no heating at all or a huge bill to pay if parts need replacing. Worse still, in some cases (where a boiler has broken down completely), water pipes can freeze and burst!

Need More Help?

If you want to find out more about which type is best for your home, please contact MCR Gas today. We will do our best to help answer any questions you have and put you at ease straight away.