Disadvantages Of Combi Boilers

If you own a combi boiler then you are well aware they are far from perfect. While they might be a staple in most condos around Toronto and the GTA, there are a few downsides.

3 Disadvantages Of Combi Boilers To Consider Before Investing

While some of us may adopt our combi boiler, others have the option to install one. With that in mind, here are a few things you should know to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Under Pressure

Most of us can agree that a good shower comes down to good water pressure. Unfortunately, one of the main disadvantages of combi boilers is that they can reduce the pressure of your water. In fact, they depend highly on good water pressure from your water mains, so it’s advised to consult a professional to make sure you can even have this system installed.

Shared Hot Water

It’s true that combi boilers can produce hot water efficiently, but when it comes to disadvantages of combi boilers, it’s important to remember they aren’t very good when more than one tap is being used. This might not prove to be an issue in smaller living areas. Larger homes however will see a drop in pressure if more than one source of hot water is being used in a home at the same time. 

Lack Of Heat Source

Since this particular system is a combination of a high-efficiency water heater and boiler, there isn’t a need for a separate heating system like a furnace or traditional boiler. This is good for space-saving homes like condos, but it’s bad news if your combi boiler ever breaks down. In this case, you won’t have hot water or heat in your home.

Let Novel Care Help With Combi Boiler Decisions

Learning more about the disadvantages of combi boilers is a good way to get a better idea of what you’re in for when it comes to your home’s heating system. To protect your investment, you should always trust a qualified professional to assist with maintenance and installation if necessary.

Novel Care has more than 30 years of experience with installing furnaces, combi boilers, air conditioners and more. Give us a call today at 647-547-6078 . We’d be more than happy to work with you to find the solution that’s right for you. Put our qualified team to work for you, and enjoy complete peace of mind.