Fact: Combi Boilers use less energy and require less installation space compared to their inferior forerunners.
The Combi Boiler effectively combines the central heating (CH) with the domestic hot water (DHW) into one single ‘combined’ system within your home – hence the term ‘combi’.
In essence, Combi’s are continuous water heaters, providing both modern conveniences of ‘On-demand’ hot water and central heating for your home and family.
The Combi only operates when the room temperature as detected by the connected thermostat, falls below the desired temperature. With older, less efficient boiler types, the pilot light is continuously on (as indicated by the visible flame). However, a Combi’s pilot light is only ignited when central heating or hot water is required. Only when the Combi’s thermostat detects a fall below the desired room temperature or hot water is drawn from a sanitary appliance does the pilot light ignite. This saves energy usage and therefore energy costs.
To homeowners, water flow-rates to a central heating and hot water system may be meaningless bytes of data, however these rates determine how quickly hot water is powered to the shower on winter’s morning. Now you wouldn’t want to be shivering under a cold shower would you?
The Flow-rate performance of a Combi Boiler is measured and therefore rated by its DHW flow-rate. For guidance, the kW ratings and associated approximate flow-rates for a domestic Combi Boiler are typically 24 kW to 54 kW and 9 to 23 ltrs/minute – respectively.
Space – The Combi Frontier
It is worth noting that high flow-rate models can simultaneously supply more than one shower, which can be a very desirable facility for homes with several bathrooms. For larger homes, the installation of a Combi Boiler to each floor level will provide the homeowner with the benefits of efficiencies in separate hot water supplies together with separate temperature controls. Moreover, one of the combis can also act as a back-up should maintenance or repair work be required to the other unit.
Space savings can be made with the installation of a new Combi Boiler, as there are no requirements for a space consuming water tank and its associated pipework. Furthermore, a new Combi Boiler reduces the installation time together with costly materials and labour.
With a new Combi installation, roof spaces and lofts are free of fixed, bulky water tanks and labyrinths of pipework, presenting the opportunity to create more desirable living space in the form of designer loft conversions.
A recent Case Study carried out by Combi Boiler revealed that a new Combi Boiler installation converted into a new, cool habitable living space, which resulted into a very pleasing, higher property value.
If you add this capital gain to the year-on-year money savings achieved due to the energy efficiency of a new Combi, then your quids in! Possibly several thousand quids in!!
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