System Boiler

What is a System Central heating boiler?

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A system central heating boiler is a type of boiler that is typically found in bigger houses with higher demands for heating as well as hot water.

By featuring a separate cylinder for storing water, system boilers are able to provide a continuous supply of hot water throughout the home, unlike combi boilers which can only heat water as needed.

Exactly how does a system central heating boiler work?

System central heating boilers are entirely different to combi central heating boilers as they are not connected to the cold mains.

A coil in the cylinder carries the central home heating water at high temperature through the cylinder, warming its contents, enabling the now heated water to be moved to multiple taps as well as showers at the same time.

They can typically heat up both the radiators in the home at the same time as the cylinder, ensuring no loss of comfort.

Is a system boiler the same as a regular central heating boiler?

Regular boilers, additionally referred to as conventional or heat-only boilers, store hot water for later use similar to system central heating boilers They are also found in older, bigger homes as a result of this.

System boilers hold several similarities with regular central heating boilers, however additionally some really important differences.

However, regular central heating boilers are maintained artificially under pressure with the use of a header tank in the loft space (also called a feed & expansion storage tank), whereas system boilers use a pressurised heating circuit, topped up by mains water.

Is a system central heating boiler the like a combi central heating boiler?

The choice between a system or combi central heating boiler is frequently dependent on the home heating and hot water needs of a household.

Combi boilers are appropriate for properties with one bathroom as well as 1-3 bedrooms, as this house typically needs less hot water.

System central heating boilers have a cylinder to store hot water for later use, while combi central heating boilers just heat water on demand.

The advantage of a combi boiler over a system central heating boiler is that it needs less space as a result of its compact design, which is often necessary for smaller houses such as balcony homes and apartments.

Nevertheless, combi central heating boilers will certainly struggle to meet the requirements of larger homes as only limited amounts of water can be heated as needed.

System boilers, on the other hand, can keep hot water for extended periods of time and better manage the hot water requirements of numerous radiators, taps and showers.

How much do system central heating boilers cost?

Depending upon the model, size and maker, a system boiler can cost between ₤2200 and ₤4000.

An entry-level central heating boiler is a great alternative for middle-of-the-range homes with a little higher energy needs than homes with 1-2 bedrooms.

Premium models cost upwards of ₤4500 as well as are an excellent option for homes with significant heating needs.

If you’re interested in having a system boiler installed, we can supply and install a variety of Which? Best Buy awarded system central heating boilers.

Talk with the Gas Assist team on 01202 135758 for help and advice and discover the ideal solution for you.

Advantages of system boilers

There are numerous benefits to having a system central heating boiler installed in the house. A few of these advantages consist of:

A larger supply of hot water

System boilers permit property owners to keep large quantities of warm water for later use, which can be helpful when multiple showers, radiators and also faucets are in use at the same time.

Compatible with solar power

Solar panels can be used in conjunction with system central heating boilers if the correct cylinder is attached to the system.

This can be a cost-effective as well as an environmentally friendly way to heat up a house.

Uses less space than a regular central heating boiler

Unlike regular boilers, system boilers do not require an expansion tank or external expansion vessels.

This makes them both much easier to install and much less in need of the room.

Points to bear in mind

More space is required than a combi central heating boiler.

While they require much less space than a regular boiler, system boilers normally need more room than a combi central heating boiler as a result of the exterior cylinder.

This can make them difficult to install in smaller sized homes.

Busier times may call for a little patience

Whilst your cylinder should have been sized to suit your usual usage (typically around 50 litres of stored hot water per person), there may be times when you have lots of visitors staying, Christmas time etc where usage is greater than normal.

Throughout these times the cylinder quantity can be depleted, meaning a 30-40 min wait till the central heating boiler can reheat the cylinder again.