Types of Condensing Boilers and Their Advantages

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Hot water is a crucial commodity in most residential and commercial properties. There are various boilers available on the market to heat your water. Condensing boilers are however the most popular option for most property owners.

Condensing boilers extract over 90% of the heat from your fuel to heat your water. Depending on your property’s needs, there are various types of condensing boilers a plumbing company such as All Hours Plumbing and HVAC will recommend for your property. Here are some of them.

Combination Boilers

These boilers as they are at times called are the most common condensing boilers. A combination boiler provides heat to your radiators and unlimited and instant hot water when you need it. It has a capacity of 10–18 liters/minutes and is an ideal option for small homes with low demands for hot water.

Heat-Only Boilers

This is one of the conventional condensing boilers. It produces hot water from radiators or the provided direct heat. Since a heat-only boiler includes a tank for storage of hot water, you can install several taps to increase your supply. It is the best choice for homes with high hot water demand.

Repair and replacement of a heat-only boiler can be with minimal pipework alterations, unlike other condensing boilers.

System Boilers

This boiler comprises hot and cold water storage tanks. Though it requires a lot of room to install, it assures you of the highest amount of hot water supply among all condensing boilers.

Installation and repair of a system boiler are quick, clean and efficient. It is the best option for commercial buildings and homes which require an abundant water supply.

The primary element that makes the condensing boilers mentioned here stand out is their energy-efficiency. With the 90% energy efficiency of condensing boilers, you stand to save over $500 annually in energy costs. Condensing boilers also have lower upfront, maintenance, and installation costs compared to non-condensing ones.