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Save space, money and the environment!

Combi boilers just got better, the new generation of space saving boilers are highly efficient at their job which in turn reduces your carbon footprint.

You may even save on your home insurance!

 

What is a Combination (Combi) Boiler?
Accounting for over half of new boiler installations high efficiency condensing combi boilers are a great space saving solution to that of a regular or system boiler.

Combi's work by heating hot water on demand which removes the need for a hot water tank in the airing cupboard, this provides good efficiency in smaller properties as the water is only heated as and when required.

A conventional boiler will require a cold water tank in the loft, combi boilers take their feed direct from the mains supply which saves yet more space, no hot or cold water tank, as a result of this less pipework is required which generally results in lower installation costs. A combi boiler also handles the central heating system, hence the name, Combination boiler.

Combi Boiler Diagram

When Should a Combi be Used?
It's important to get good advice on which boiler is best suited to your requirements, Mikey's Plumbing can offer you advice over the telephone or by visiting your property to perform a free survey.

In general a Combi boiler is a good choice if you live in a flat or wish to convert your loft into a living area. If you have more than a couple of bathrooms or mains water pressure is low then a regular/conventional boiler is probably more suited.

Benefits
- No tank or cylinder required
- Minimal pipe work
- Quick and easy installation
- Mains pressure domestic hot water
- Ideal for showers
- Ideal for flats
- Could save £££ on home insurance*
Disadvantages
- Not as good for multi-bathroom properties
- Requires good water pressure

At Mikey's Plumbing, we specialise in the installation of both Worcester Bosch & Vaillant Boilers, both are extremely reliable and robust products and this is reflected in their long-term performance and warranty offering.

As you can see in the table above the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages and will continue to do as long as the combi boiler continues to perform to a high level, at a reasonable cost. This is the reason it's installed in over 50% of domestic households.

 

* You may reduce your home insurance policy if you have a combi boiler as the having water cisterns in the loft is considered a risk, as they can leak or burst over time. Check with your home insurance provider to check whether this is something they can adjust to offer a reduction.

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