What is a combi boiler?

You may be wondering what a combi boiler actually is. Combi boilers deliver both hot water and heat on demand. In most cases, this means no water tanks are involved and usually a single wall hung unit. This is why combi boilers are considered the most compact and most efficient boiler of choice when new build properties are involved. We are finding that many customers are also making the switch over to combi boilers such as Valliant as well. 

Improving your combi boilers efficiency

There are some really easy steps you can take to make sure your combi boiler is running at maximum efficiency for you and your home:

  • Set the heating with a timer or manually. This could be also done via a smartwatch or mobile app. You don’t have your heating on all of the time and with a combi boiler you can have hot water on demand
  • Similar to the point above, if you’re going out… turn off your heating. Sometimes events happen when you’re out and about which take you on detours or add time onto the ‘quick trip’ to the shops. Leaving the heating on won’t do much except waste money & energy. 
  • Install a smart thermostat. You can control your heating directly from your phone. They commonly include ; turning your heating on or off, multi-room temperature controls, “geo-fencing” which tracks when you leave home and head back home, draught detection, safety and holiday mode to prevent any mishaps while you’re away. This is ideal for having complete control and gives you a closer look at how much you’re spending on heating. Most of these are easily enough to install on your own as well!
  • Ensure your thermostat is on exactly what it needs to be on. The typical temperature found to be the most comfortable is, on average, between 18 and 21 degrees. Leaving your thermostat temperature even 1 degree lower than usual can save you a fair amount across the year. 

Learn more about different types of boilers
If you’re looking to learn more about the different types of boilers and which is suited best to your home, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our types of boilers page or even get an instant quote. Our dedicated team of experts are always on hand to help.

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