Central Heating and Boilers

Central heating boilers are boilers that heat the whole interior of the space in which they are placed. Central heating boilers are common in many building structures in the UK and come in many shapes and sizes, from small and compact to large monoliths. Some central heating boilers are extremely different, whereas some only change aesthetically. Some run on gas, some run on oil, and some run on electricity. Each has its pros and cons, and you should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type before deciding which type is right for you.

The type of central heating boiler that you should invest in depends upon numerous factors. You should consider what size central heating boiler you want. You might not have enough space for a large boiler and need to consider the amount of storage space you have available in which to place the boiler. You should also consider the output you need your boilder to have. Chances are the more output you need your boiler to have, the larger the boiler needs to be, in which case you should have a large enough area in which to place the boiler. Of course, you also need to consider the cost of the central heating boiler. You want to make sure that you invest in a boiler that you can afford. Another factor that affects the cost of a central heating boiler is the efficiency of it. A central heating boiler has an ongoing cost, so you need to consider how much it will cost you to run the boiler.

Central Heating and BoilersCombination boilers are the most popular type of boilers sold in the UK, and they account for more than half the boiler sales there. These are most popular because they will heat the water needed around the house for taps as well as a central heating system rather than simply heating a copper cylinder located in an airing cupboard to provide hot water. Combination boilers do not require a separate water tank, which makes hot water costs cheaper. However, it also makes the production rate of hot water lower than that of a central heating boiler that does have a separate water tank.

Wall-mounted central heating boilers are lighter and more compact than combination boilers. They have a system by pass that is required to filter water through the boiler applicance. This stops the loud noise that boilers are known to make called "kettling." These types of central heating boilers are made from copper, aluminun, stainless steel, or some other lightweight material.

Less Waste, More Heat

Condensing boilers are one of the more energy efficient types of boiler. They offer a heat exchange system that allows heat to be recirculated throughout a room rather than lost up the flue of the boiler. Thus, they significantly reduce operating costs to the owner. Condensing central heating boilers create a pluming effect that is caused by water droplets caught in suspension in the flue of the boiler. This effect is often mistaken as steam, but it does not pose a dange. It is merely a nuisance and makes the placement of condensing boilers more difficult.

Then there are back boilers. Back boilers, however, must be replaced due to new building regulations. Most old back boiler fireplaces are fitted with more efficient condensing boilers. Some people choose to fill the space left behind by back boilers with a gas fire.

The above listed are the four types of central heating boilers. Deciding which one is right for you and your home or office depends upon various factors and your heating needs like whether or not you want your central heating boiler to heat your household water sources as well. Typically, the larger the central heating boiler, the more ouput the boiler will have. Consequently, the more larger the boiler, the more expensive it will be. Before purchasing a central heating boiler, you should examine your heating needs as well as your accomodations for it and your available finances.