The major function of the combination boiler is to provide hot water to a home. It acts like the center and provide instant hot water to all the faucets or taps in a house. They are widely used in new structures for DHW (Domestic hot water).
The use of the combination boiler removes the need of having large storage tanks to store hot water. The large hot water storage tanks pile up a huge portion inside a home and also require regular cleaning and maintenance which will screw up your valuable weekend or vacation time.
The components of the combi-boiler are limited to the casing and one can attach it directly to the main water supply and can fetch hot water when it is needed.
The combination boilers work on fuels like oil and other chemicals which are incorporated during its operation to the burner inside the casing. The sealed structure uses valves that run on automatic transmission and release hot water to all the taps of the bathroom which need hot water to flow.
The heat inside in the combination boiler is regulated by the hot water by providing the continuous flow of hot water to the boiler. The surplus heat inside the combination boiler is stored in a small component called heat exchanger present within the compact body of the boiler. The heat exchanger can also provide hot water to the taps of the home.
The domestic hot water pipe and the heater pipework on the heat exchanger and mutually combine to keep themselves hot for the use of the consumer.
The water pipes in the domestic water pipe and heater are completely different from one another.
The installation of the combination boiler is simple and will only take a small portion of space on the roof of a house. The installation is a small casing that connects itself to the water pipes like a circuit to provide hot water throughout the home.
Are combination boilers expensive or cheap?
The economic factor of the combination boiler depends on the use of the boiler. For small families and little use of hot water combination boilers are the best money saving options. While the large families require larger quantities of hot water which can make a combination boiler an expensive option to purchase.