Is a Combination Boiler Installation Right for Your Home Heating Needs?
Combination Boilers are unique due to the fact that they can heat your water supply as well as heat your entire home. This eliminates the need for having two separate systems in your home. One system to provide your family with hot water and another system to heat your home. You are able to heat your water and at the same time use the heated water to heat your home.
Combi Boiler system functions by first heating the water then sending the hot water or steam throughout the entire home using the home’s radiators. This setup eliminates the need to have a hot water heater as well as a separate furnace in your home. This can save on energy costs and free up space in your home.
Heating Your Home with a Combination Boiler System
Connecting the Combination Boiler System
One aspect of a Combination Boiler that appeals to many home owners is the ability to connect the boiler system to the current heating system piping. If your home is currently fitted with traditional steam radiators or convectors, you will be able to connect a Combination Boiler system to your steam radiators to heat your home. This helps to cut down the cost of installation as well as minimize disruption to the home during the installation process.
Using with a Furnace
The Combination Boiler system is also able to work with a hydronic furnace which uses a tankless water heater (the Combination Boiler) to heat the home. The hydronic furnace obtains heat from a tankless water heater. A portion of the water is redirected from being used for tap water to being piped over hydronic coils. The ability to use the Combi system with a hydronic furnace is an additional benefit for many home owners.
Radiant Floor Heating
Another appealing feature of the Combi boiler system is being able to use the system for radiant floor heating that uses water tubing.
Increasing Home’s Resell Value
Radiant floor heating is becoming a popular option for many home owners. Being able to use the Combination Boiler system for floor heating is an additional feature that can increase the resell value of any home.
Heating Your Water with a Combination Boiler System
When it comes to hot water, the appeal of a Combination Boiler system is the fact that it does not require a huge water tank that keeps water heated up for whenever it might be needed. This can save a lot of space in the home and is one reason smaller home with limited space are ideal candidates for a Combination Boiler system.
A traditional water heat must keep approximately 40 gallons of heated water on hand so it is ready whenever it is needed. By only heating the water when the faucets are turned on, the Combination Boiler system is much more efficient in reducing energy requirements.
By only requiring energy when needed to heat water the efficiency of a Combi Boiler system can been seen in the savings on a home owner’s utility bills. Many home owners elect for having a Combi system installed just for the savings in cost and energy alone.
A question most often asked about a Combination Boiler System is if using it for both the water and heat, will the home’s heat or hot water supply suffer? While the heating system is paused when hot water is being generated, this is usually not an issue for most home owners. The majority of home owners do not tend to run hot water for a long enough period of time to produce adverse effect on the amount of heat being generated throughout the home. With that being said, most combination boiler installations are typically performed on smaller homes or apartments with smaller families.
Being able to heat your home, heat your water, save on space, save on energy and save on utility bills, it is no wonder the Combination Boiler System is such an attractive alternative to traditional home heating and hot water systems.
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