Is a conventional boiler right for my home?
This type of boiler is ideally suited for larger homes with a higher number of radiators and multiple bathrooms.
If you have a larger household and live in a property with multiple bathrooms, then a conventional boiler may be suitable. However, there are a number of considerations to make before choosing this type of boiler.
If you are replacing an existing boiler, it is usually recommended that you have a like-for-like swap. The reason for this comes down to the layout of your heating system and how long a new boiler will take to install. Swapping an existing conventional boiler for another conventional boiler will be easier and cheaper than swapping a combi boiler for a conventional boiler.
As conventional boilers require a separate cylinder for storing hot water, it is important that you consider whether your home has enough space to accommodate this. However, if you have an airing cupboard or spare cupboard space to hide the cylinder away, a conventional boiler will be suitable for installation at your property.
You will also need to consider whether you have the loft space to accommodate the water tanks used with a conventional boiler.
Gas conventional boilers
Gas conventional boilers are suitable if you live in a property that has high hot water demands and your property is connected to the mains gas supply.
Below are some of the most popular gas conventional boilers currently available in the UK:
Oil conventional boilers
Like gas conventional boilers, oil conventional boilers are designed to be used in properties with more than one bathroom and high hot water demands. However, oil conventional boilers are specifically developed for properties amongst the four million in the UK which aren’t connected to the mains gas grid.
Below are some of the most popular oil conventional boilers currently available in the UK:
LPG conventional boilers
LPG conventional boilers are another alternative for properties not connected to the mains gas grid. Like oil conventional boilers, the LPG fuel for the boiler is stored in a tank to the exterior of the property.
Below are some of the most popular LPG conventional boilers currently available in the UK: