Which Boiler Type Is Right For Me

Which boiler type is right for me?

Hollingworth Heating ltd, supplying Hale and its surrounding areas, offer a range of heating services, including central heating installations, and boiler servicing & repairs.

Sometimes our boilers stop working properly, and they need repairing. However, if you find you are constantly getting repairs, it will probably be better to just invest in a new boiler. When this time comes, you will need to decide which type you want. For help on making this decision, continue reading…

Types of boiler

There are three main boiler types available: combi, system and conventional.

Combi Boiler

Combi boilers, or combination boilers as they are also known, are the most popular type of boiler in the UK. They provide hot water and heat, without needing a water tank or cylinder.


  • Combi boilers require a lot less space, particularly useful in smaller homes
  • You can get unlimited hot water and heat, whenever you need it!
  • Your loft does not need to store a tank


  • It cannot really supply multiple taps simultaneously. The water pressure will be reduced, if you try get hot water from several taps.
  • Installing combi boilers can be quite tricky.

Who it’s best for?

Combi boilers are suitable for practically any home. However, it is best for smaller homes, or homes with few residents. If lots of people need hot water at the same time, they will find the boiler struggling. Houses with multiple bathrooms would therefore be better to install system, or conventional boilers.

System Boiler

System boilers, also referred to as sealed systems- work similarly to conventional boilers. Many of their components however, are stored inside the system. They do not need a water tank, but they do come with a water cylinder. This normally gets placed in an airing cupboard.


  • Your loft can be kept for other storage uses- there is no need to have it storing a tank
  • Hot water can be supplied to multiple taps simultaneously.


  • It’s possible for your hot water to run out. If/when this happens, you will have to wait for it to be reheated.
  • You do not always get water instantly.
  • Although, you may not need the loft for the tank, you will need to find some room somewhere for the cylinder.

Who's it best for?

Conventional boilers are best suited for homes, which have high hot water demands. They are best suited to larger families, in larger houses, where there is plenty of room.

Living in areas surrounding Hale and need Central Heating Assistance?

We are always happy to discuss our services and provide central heating and boiler advice to our customers in Hale, Presbury, Altrincham, and all other areas surrounding Stockport.

So, if you are living in Hale and need some help with your central heating systems, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Or, if you want more information on boiler types, or a recommendation of which boiler is best for you, please contact us! Our contact information can be found here.