How to Choose the Right Boiler for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Boiler for Your Home

Choosing the right boiler for your Colorado Springs home is an important decision given how important your home’s boiler system is to your daily life. Most boilers are fairly large investments that will last approximately 15 years before needing replacement. It’s important to choose a boiler that matches your household needs since you will likely be living with it for quite some time. When choosing a boiler, take into consideration the size of your home, the number of people in your household, and your specific budget. The following are a few of the different types of boilers available.

Combi Boilers

Combi boilers are also known as combination boilers. They are one of the more popular choices for homeowners because they heat your home and provide your hot water. Not having to purchase a separate water heater means that the Combi boiler choice is an excellent decision if you have limited space and are looking for efficiency. The Combi boiler supplies hot water on demand, so there is no waiting for hot water. One of the drawbacks is that the Combi boiler may not produce sufficient hot water supply for larger households, and they are not an ideal option if you do not have adequate water pressure.

System Boilers

System boilers provide both heat for your home and provide hot water for a storage cylinder. Unlike Combi boilers, you can use hot water at multiple places in your home at the same time, without any impact on the hot water flow to other faucets. You are limited to the amount of hot water available in your storage tank, so keep in mind the water needs of your household when choosing tank sizes. System boilers are still efficient in low water pressure situations. These units are easy to install and do not require a separate tank. System boilers are also compatible with solar thermal energy systems.

Conventional Boilers

Conventional boilers utilize both a hot water tank, a cold-water tank, and an immersion pump. These boiler units are ideal for larger households that need to have hot water available in several areas of the home simultaneously. Conventional boilers supply hot water to the radiators to heat the home and supply hot water for daily tasks. These units do have more components and will require more space than the combi boiler system.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a boiler, including household size and available space. The professionals at Hardcastle Home Services are here to help you choose the system that best fits your household needs. Give us a call at 719-294-1704, or simply fill out our online form.