Condensing Boilers. What Are They?

In the world of boilers, there are two types that you need to be aware of – Condensing boilers and combi boilers. Boilers can be a costly investment for homeowners, so it’s essential to know all the facts before deciding which is suitable for your home.

Condensing Boilers: What You Should Know

The first type we will discuss is the condensing boiler. A condensing boiler has a heat exchanger with an integral water-cooled coil as well as an exhaust gas cooler in order to extract latent heat from combustion gases and return them to the heating process. One benefit of this type of boiler is that they can produce more hot water than those without these features, but they do usually cost more to buy and install.

Combi Boilers: What You Should Know

The other type we will discuss is the combi boiler. This style of boiler heats water as needed, and it provides hot water through a tap or showerhead to your home. The thermostat that regulates these boilers can be wall-mounted, digital, electronic, or even programmable, which allows you to save money on power bills by not heating an excess amount of water when no one needs it. Additionally, because combi boilers are smaller than other types of boilers, they will fit in homes that don’t have the space for a conventional or condensing system.
Obviously, both systems are very different, but each has its benefits and drawbacks depending on your needs as well as your home’s specific layout. So, if you are thinking about installing a new boiler in your home, make sure to contact us at JB Heating to assess your specific needs.

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