Fortunately in the UK we’re spoiled for choices with several combi boiler makes available, even though many of the combi boiler makes may not actually be British.
Why Buy Combi Boilers?
Combi boilers are increasingly becoming the boilers of choice in the UK because of the reasons listed below:
They’re more efficient: Because combi boilers give you hot water on-demand, they don’t require cylinders to store hot water, and heat and reheat that water, saving you money on energy bills in the long run. If your existing boiler is a non-condensing Open Vent boiler (also called regular or conventional boiler with attic tanks and hot water cylinder), or a system boiler (with a hot water cylinder), by simply switching to the most efficient modern condensing combi boiler makes, you can save between £300 to £500 per year on your energy bills according to the Energy Saving Trust.
They Save Space: Because you don’t need attic water storage tanks or hot water cylinders, you have extra space in your home.
They give you Safe, Clean Water: The drinking cold water you get through a combi boiler is safe to drink because it comes directly from the mains. Whereas Open Vent boilers store cold water in attic tanks, which may not be ideal for drinking.
They are cheaper: Because you pay for only the boiler, and not for the attic tanks or cylinders or their installation, combi boiler installations are fairly cheaper. The replacement parts are also easier to source and are readily available.
They’re Easier to Service and Repair: With growing popularity, and wide availability, more trained engineers are available to repair and service most of the combi boiler makes.