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Traditional Heat-Only Boilers have a two-tank system. One tank stores cold water, and the other tank is used to maintain the normal water level of your home’s central heating system. Benefits of having a traditional boiler in British Columbia include keeping up with British Columbia heating demands, and even if you have low water pressure from your mainline, there is no drawback to the capability of the traditional boiler. Traditional boilers are also compatible with older heating systems. However, owning a traditional boiler can take up a lot of space, and you will lose more energy than alternative options if the tank is not insulated properly.
System Boilers accomplish the same task as a traditional boiler, but in a more energy-efficient way. These types of boilers have a single-cylinder that stores hot water (like the traditional boilers) but the main difference is in how the boiler unit is constructed. The hot water & heating system components are built into the boiler unit itself, versus standalone units. This boiler system makes it more simple and easy to install the unit – as they do not require a separate tank to accomplish the same result. Benefits to having a System Boiler unit installed are that they are compatible with solar heating systems making them more energy-efficient than alternative options. Ask BCRC Heating for a price estimate on which boiler installation option is best for your home in Vancouver, BC today!
A Combination Boiler system combines a central heating boiler and a high-efficiency water heater. The system doesn’t need a cylinder to store the water because the combination boiler heats the water from the mainline directly. Price estimates for combination boilers tend to be cheaper than traditional boilers because they are smaller, more efficient, and less complicated. Another reason to consider a combination boiler is that there is no need to worry about water pressure – as mentioned previously, the water is heated directly from the mainline. Another great reason to select a combination boiler is that there is no waiting time and hot water is on-demand because it does not have a tank storing water!