All your System Boiler installation questions answered…
On this page we’re going to help you answer the following questions:
- What exactly is a system boiler?
- How does a system boiler work?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a system boiler?
- Are system boilers cheaper to run?
If you are looking for a quote to install a system boiler in your home, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form. We’ll then get back to you to discuss your system boiler installation requirements.
But if you’re looking for further information, keep reading. We hope you find the information useful.
What exactly is a system boiler?
A system boiler is a particular kind of boiler that’s frequently found in bigger homes with higher heating and hot water demand. System boilers, as opposed to combi boilers, which can only heat water on demand, have a separate cylinder for storing water, allowing them to deliver a continuous supply of hot water throughout the house.
How does a system boiler work?
Because they are not connected to the cold mains, system boilers are entirely different from combi boilers. A coil inside the cylinder circulates hot central heating water through it, heating its contents and enabling simultaneous distribution of the heated water to numerous taps and showers. They can often heat all of your home’s radiators simultaneously with the cylinder, ensuring no loss of warmth.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a system boiler?
Pros of System Boilers
- They work with a hot water cylinder that’s large enough to store plenty of hot water for when you need it.
- You can programme your boiler to switch on at certain times to provide heat and hot water when you expect to need it.
- System boilers may be energy-efficient since they can be used with solar thermal systems.
- Since they don’t require a cold water tank, they are a popular option for people who wish to save money on storage or are thinking about a loft conversion.
Cons of System Boilers
- More space needed than a combi boiler
- You will have to wait to take a shower or a bath if you neglect to schedule your hot water because it does not heat up immediately.
- System boilers are typically not the most affordable options on the market because of their size and various components.
- Although they don’t require a tank, system boilers still require space for a sizable hot water cylinder and a separate boiler unit, so they might not be ideal for compact homes.
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System Boiler Installation FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions we get asked regarding system boilers…
Are system boilers cheaper to run?
A combi boiler will be more efficient than a system boiler and so provide some savings if we compare the running costs. However, getting a combi boiler is useless, though if your home has higher than average energy needs, as it won’t be able to heat your home if it can’t supply the amount of hot water you require.
A system boiler installation can cost between £500 and £2000, depending on the model, size, and manufacturer.
For mid-range homes with slightly higher energy needs than homes with 1-2 bedrooms, an entry-level boiler is a good choice. Premium models, which may cost up to £1500, are a fantastic choice for homes with high heating needs.