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Whats the difference between system and combi boilers?

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYSTEM AND COMBI BOILERS?


Boilers are an essential part of many households but have you ever wondered what the difference is between system and combi boilers? This blog will help inform you of the key differences and give you things to keep in mind when buying a new boiler.

What are system and combi boilers?

When it comes to boilers there are two main boiler types, these include combi boilers and system boilers. Both boilers have their own unique features and attributes that set them apart. For example, a combi or combination boiler is a high efficiency boiler that can heat water directly from the mains whenever a tap is turned on. Due to the small amount of water kept within the tank, combi boilers are very cost effective. Furthermore, due to their small size and easy to install nature, combi boilers are very popular. On the other hand, the water in a system boiler is stored within a hot water cylinder to keep up with high demands. Furthermore, due to the large amount of water stored within system boilers, having multiple taps running simultaneously doesn’t decrease water pressure.

So, what are the benefits of system and combi boilers?

When it comes down to the age-old question of which boiler is better, there isn’t really a straight answer. Each boiler has its own list of benefits and disadvantages which make these boilers stand out in their own way. Some of the key benefits and disadvantages of each system include:

System Boilers

Advantages + Disadvantages

Advantages Disadvantages
Easier installation than regular boiler Requires a cylinder for hot water
Great for high hot water demand The Boiler cylinder needs to be well insulated
Stronger water pressure

Combi Boilers

Advantages + Disadvantages

Advantages Disadvantages
Compact size Slower water rate than a system boiler
Great efficiency Overly complex set-up
Small water quantities save you money

Are electric boilers better than gas boilers?

With regards to electric boilers, the combi and system disadvantages don’t really change. However, the list of advantages does in fact increase. With our range of Elnur Mattira boilers you no longer need to worry about annual maintenance due to the lack of carbon monoxide. Additionally, being compatible with any volt free thermostat and having their smart electronic modulating system, to work out exactly how many kilowatts are needed to heat the hot water and radiators based upon demand makes the Mattira boiler range a great option for the off gas grid market. To find out more, visit us here: https://www.elnur.co.uk/category/electric-boilers/

We hope this helps but call us on 01945670119 or email us at info@elnur.co.uk if you have any problems or questions.

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