Combi Boilers in Ayrshire – Should I switch?
Combi boilers have seen a surge in popularity across Ayrshire and beyond in recent years. Our customers regularly come to us asking the differences between regular boilers with a hot water cylinder and combi boilers and whether it’s worth switching. We felt that now would be a good time to answer some of the common questions we get about combi boilers!
What is a Combi Boiler?
The “combi” in the name is short for combination, and that’s because this type of boiler serves two functions: heating your home and providing hot water. A regular boiler makes use of tanks of hot and cold water, which will be distributed as you need them. However, the combi boiler does not require the storage tank. When you turn the hot water tap, the combi boiler ignites and provides you with all the hot water you need.
Advantages of a Combi Boiler vs Regular Boiler
Combi boilers come with a number of advantages over their more conventional counterparts. Firstly, combi boilers are much better suited to smaller homes or flats. This is because a combi boiler uses up a lot less space. By freeing yourself from the various water tanks, a lot more space becomes available in your home. With space at a premium, this goes down as a big win for the combi boilers.
Because they are smaller, they are generally more cost efficient when it comes to installation too. Not only are they more cost efficient, but they require less time to install for engineers. So while your neighbour is waiting around for their regular boiler to be installed, you can have your new combi boiler up and running in much less time.
In terms of energy efficiency, combi boilers once again come out on top. This is because the boiler will only heat up water when you request it, i.e. when you come to do the dishes, wash your hands or go for a shower. Traditional boiler systems, on the other hand, will normally heat water a couple of times per day. Once the water is heated it is then stored in the hot water tank waiting to be used.
In situations when the water is heated but not used, this represents a great waste of energy. In this day and age, it’s becoming more and more clear that we cannot afford to waste energy; efficiency is key.
How Much is a Combi Boiler?
The cost of a combi boiler depends on a few factors, such as your home, the type of boiler you want etc. Get in touch with us today and we can give you a quote on a brand-new combi boiler. Generally speaking, a combi boiler will cost you less than a traditional condensing boiler.
Combi Boilers Ayrshire
If you’re looking for a heating solution that’s more energy-efficient, frees up space in your home and will cost you less, we can recommend switching to a combi boiler. Macfarlane Heating Services provide combi boilers to our customers all across Ayrshire.
With decades worth of experience and expertise installing boilers, we can help advise you on the most sensible boiler solution for your needs.
To enquire about combi boilers, you can call us on: 01560 482717
or contact us via email on: [email protected]