Conventional boilers systems
A Central heating system provides
warmth to the whole interior of a building (or part of a building) from
one source point - a boiler. The boiler heats the water, which is then
supplied to where it’s needed – your taps or pumped to your radiators.
A conventional boiler system usually has two water tanks in the loft, the
large 'cold water storage tank' and the smaller 'feed and expansion tank'. The 'cold water storage tank' draws water from the cold water mains to
refill. The water from the storage tank feeds cold water down to the cylinder
(usually found in an airing cupboard). The condensing central heating boiler
will heat the cylinder, enabling the cylinder to release
gallons of hot water the household taps. A pump is used to
circulate hot water via the pipes to the radiators.
Conventional boiler systems benefit from:
- Heating and hot water together.
- The flow rate is faster than that of a condensing boiler.
- Multiple tap operation.
- An electrical immersion heater for back up hot water supply
- Handy use of an airing cupboard for drying clothes and storage.
Points to consider:
- There will need to be space in your loft for a large tank.
- The amount of hot water you will have will be limited - as it takes time to re-fill and heat.
- It will take time for the water to heat up.
Conventional boiler systems are generally more expensive than Combination systems both to install and to run. However we are happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free quote and the best price possible for customers considering this option.