A Boiler is another term for water heater: an appliance that provides a continual supply of hot water. Often referred to as heat exchanges, geysers or calorifiers, a boiler is used for a closed vessel in which water or fluid is heated. It’s important to know that in a boiler system, the fluid doesn’t necessary boil. The heated or vaporised fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications including central heating, boiler-based power generation, cooking and sanitation.

Boilers are highly efficient machines designed to deliver significant savings on household energy and the environment. Boilers are great to provide a high level of water and warmth all year round. Boilers come in a range of sizes and capabilities, including gas boilers, oil boilers, electric boilers and LPG boilers. Further to this, there are different types of fuel systems including combination boilers, regular boilers, system boilers, storage boilers and back boilers.

Almost all new boilers are condensing types. The two main type of gas boilers: combination and heat-only. The gas combination boiler is the most common type and runs both your central heating and your hot water from one streamlined unit. There is no need for a separate hot water storage unit which is a great advantage in terms of space saving. Gas combination boilers are perfect for small to medium sized houses. For larger homes, heat-only boilers are your answer. Heat-only boilers only power radiates so will need to be connected to a separate hot water storage system.

Boiler and heat reclaim system