When it comes to choosing a boiler, there are many decisions to make. One of the most important is whether you should go for a condensing or combi boiler. This blog post will take an in-depth look at both types of boilers and explain what they do so that you can compare them and decide which one is best for your home!
Condensing Boilers: What are they?
Condensing boilers and combi boilers both have their benefits, but which one is right for you depends on your home’s heating needs. Condensing boiler technology has been around for some time and works by capturing excess heat from exhaust gases emitted during combustion to be reused as extra energy in the water system of a building. This means that less gas or oil has to be burned to provide hot water – saving money! Because more energy can be extracted from every bit of fuel used compared with traditional systems, condensing boilers tend to operate at higher efficiencies than older-style models (typically 82% vs 80%). The average household will save approximately £90 per year on its heating bills by installing a modern combi boiler.
Combi boilers are significantly smaller than traditional models due to their ability to supply both space heating and hot water in one package. They tend to be more expensive upfront since they cost around £300-500 but represent a lower annual running cost for homeowners with mains gas because it can maintain the required output of heat at lower gas prices. Combis tend to be as efficient as traditional boilers (78%), so their environmental impact is not significantly lower than condensing boilers, but they can still save homeowners up to £90 per year on heating bills.
In conclusion, a condensing boiler is a great investment for homeowners who want to reduce their energy bills from heating. If you aren’t sure which type of system is right for your home, some good advice would be to contact an expert to help calculate the costs and savings of different types of boilers over time.