Boilers were the first kind of central heating that people could have in their homes. This meant no more wood or coal fires to warm up the entire house during the cold winter months. As technology advanced, so did the effectiveness and efficiencies of boilers. If your boiler needs repaired or replaced, it may be time to consider a combi boiler, as they have a number of tremendous benefits.
How Do Boilers Work Again?
Boilers heat your home by means of heating up a water supply utilizing gas, oil, or propane. This hot water moves throughout radiators in different rooms of the home through an electronically controlled pump. Boilers are one of the most efficient heating sources as water has a higher heat holding capacity than air.
A combi boiler is a central heating boiler and a high-efficiency water heater combined in one unit. There are several models of them on the market, but we prefer the Navien here at Proudfoot. Having a combi boiler allows homeowners the luxury of removing a separate water heater. Plus, save space in your home and save money on your monthly energy and water bills.
The Benefits of a Combi Boiler
Other benefits apart from saving space, money, and energy include:
- Easy to install, easy to service
- There is no tank like a traditional boiler
- Heats water only as needed
- Cold water enters boiler, heats inside the boiler and sent directly to a hot water tap
- Endless hot water
- There is no “standby” heat loss
- Combi boilers can heat a large house plus heat water for 3 showers and a dishwasher at the same time
- They are becoming very popular today
The Main Concern
There is one major consideration for the combi boiler. Unfortunately, if it breaks down, you will not have any hot water. While combi boilers are known to be pretty reliable, this factor should still be thought of when making the decision to replace.
Proudfoot Plumbing, Heating, and Air
A combi boiler is a great replacement for your home heating system. If you have any questions about the benefits of a combi boiler, or if you’d like other heat control advice, you can always call on Proudfoot Plumbing, Heating, and Air. Call us at 1-412-461-2198 or contact us here!