Combi boiler - Calgary, AB
What's a Combi Boiler?
Combi boilers are one of the most common boilers. It can provide hot water and also be the central heating system of your home. As the name shows, a combi or combination boiler was initially designed to merge all central heating system components into a single unit.
Traditional boilers heat water in the boiler’s cylinder and send it to the hot water storage tank. However, in combi boilers, the water isn’t stored. It draws cold water from the main tank and heats it as required. Then it sends that water wherever it is required. That can be your kitchen tap, shower, or the central heating system pipes in your home or office.
If you feel your demand for hot water is higher than average, you can also opt for small hot water storage so that you are not left hanging in the bathroom with soap all over you.
How Does it Work?
Combi boilers use gas in some countries to power up if the domestic properties are connected to gas. It can also use LPG or oil as fuel. There are also electric combi boilers as LPG and oil can be fussy to deal with since you’d have to refill them.
So when it comes to operation, combi boilers have two independent heat exchangers. One connects to your central heating system and the other to your hot water supply. There is a sensor in the combi boiler, which signals the heat exchanger when you request hot water. The heat exchanger causes the boiler to burn the fuel to heat the water that passes over it.
There are valves in the combi boiler that work in different directions to one another, which means that you can send hot water to your central heating system or a tap in your home. Usually, you’ll have a control system to set the temperature you like.
Why a Combi Boiler?
You may already know this, but combi boilers are popular among many homeowners in and out of Calgary. That’s because of the many advantages they offer.
Advantages of Combination Boilers
Here are some of its benefits:
- Since combi boilers don’t require a storage unit for hot water, it doesn’t take up much space. It takes care of your needs for hot water and central heating alone. Easo of boiler installations.
- Some modern combi boilers use heat from the flue gas, which is produced by the gas or fuel burned. This means that it will use less fuel, cutting your fuel bills. And making the efficiency top notch for water heater
- Investing in a single combi boiler unit is much cheaper than purchasing a multi-unit system or conventional boiler with tanks and pipes.
- Since the combi boiler only starts working when you request it to, it doesn’t run all the time or heats only a specified quantity of water for you to use later. You’ll only have to pay for your use and get a constant hot water supply.
- cost savings, environment friendly , efficient for both industrial and commercial applications
Combi Boiler Services for Calgary Residents
The colder temperatures all year round in Calgary don’t allow you to go without hot water. Hot water is almost a necessity here. Whether it’s for washing the plate that has solidified grease or you need to take a quick shower before you leave for work in the morning, or to keep your lounge warm so that you can comfortably sit and watch TV with your family.
So if your home or office combi boiler is suddenly not heating the water as it did before, if it’s taking too long to heat it, or if it’s stopped working altogether, that’s a huge inconvenience, especially in autumn and winters.
Summers are about to leave, and winters are upon us. Even if your boiler is working fine, you should still get it serviced at least once a year so that it is in good shape to supply you with hot water all winter. Our professional plumbers can do this for you at a reasonable price. You can call us even if you need assistance installing the new boiler.
DHL Mechanical’s team of experienced and licensed technicians can help you with that. You can’t get that help from the company’s sales team from which you purchased that boiler.
You can book us online or call any time during working hours. We can also provide annual safety inspection , repair , replacement , safety certificate.
Combi Boilers Installation/Maintenance for Calgary Residents
Book us online for any combi boiler installation or maintenance problem. After confirmation of the date and time on both ends, the pro team of DHL Mechanical will visit your home or office.
we will inspect the site and listen to what your expectations are. We will start the work, and before you know it, you’ll have hot water in all of your taps. We are proud of and confident in what we do. And we cover our labor and parts with a solid guarantee.
Some Brands of Combi Boilers:
- ferroli energy
Frequently Asked Questions
Manufacturers have improved the look and design of boilers, but still, many people prefer tucking their boiler away from sight. If you are wondering where to place your combi boiler, the following are a few suggestions that we’d like you to consider:
- Utility room
- Or airing cupboard
You must consider the costs that are associated with it, though. Moving a boiler is not something anyone can do. You’ll need professional help, like, Alpha Plumbing.
Large homes will have multiple bathrooms and a kitchen, so there will be many outlets for hot water. Unfortunately, combi boilers supply hot water to only one tap at a time. For larger families, a systematic boiler will be more appropriate.
Although it highly depends on what model of combi boiler you have purchased and how often you service it, they can last anywhere between 10-15 years.
When the interface of your boiler and the thermostat tells you that the central heating is off but still feels hot, it is not off. You may have to get it checked by a professional, especially if you don’t know anything about the system. But the most common reason for this problem is a faulty check or diverter valve.
The valves may have collected debris and need a simple cleaning, or they may be broken and need replacing.
Life will be very uncomfortable without hot water, especially in Calgary’s chilly autumn and winters. We provide installation and maintenance services of combi boilers to all of our dear Calgary residents. Whether it is a simple service, new installation, moving of your boiler to a new location, or if your boiler is acting up all of a sudden, we have a team that can provide solutions for all these problems. Call us or book us online now!