The Benefits Of Upgrading To A Modern Combi Boiler

Are you tired of your old boiler breaking down? Or is your boiler struggling to keep up with the demands of your household? Whatever your reasons, upgrading to a modern combi boiler can be a game-changer for your home's heating and hot water needs.

Don’t get lost or overwhelmed by jargon and stats. We have outlined all you need to know about modern combi boilers, the benefits of upgrading and why it may be the best investment you can make for your home.

What is a combi boiler?

A combi boiler, short for combination boiler, is a compact and highly efficient unit that provides heating and hot water to your home.

Unlike traditional boilers that require a separate hot water cylinder and cold water storage tank, a combi boiler takes its water supply directly from the mains. This means that it can provide hot water on demand without needing additional storage space or waiting for the water to heat up.


There are many perks of upgrading to a combi boiler which we have outlined below. The two main takeaways are the reduction in tenant heating bills and overall carbon emissions.

8 Benefits Of Upgrading To A Modern Combi Boiler

Improved energy efficiency

One of the most significant benefits of upgrading to a modern combi boiler is improved energy efficiency. Modern combi boilers are highly efficient and can convert up to 90% of their fuel into heat, making them much more efficient than traditional boilers.
Because of the improved efficiency, you can save money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.

Faster hot water delivery

With a combi boiler, you no longer have to wait for your hot water to heat up. The unit heats the water on demand, meaning you can have hot water whenever needed.

Hot water on demand has obvious perks and is particularly useful for large families or multiple bathrooms. It ensures that everyone can have hot water without having to wait their turn.

More space

Traditional boilers require a separate hot water cylinder and cold water storage tank, which can take up a lot of space in your home. Combi boilers free up this space as they do not require any additional storage.

The compact size is especially useful in smaller homes or flats where space is at a premium.

Lower maintenance costs

Combi boilers require less maintenance than traditional boilers. This is because they have fewer moving parts and don’t require a separate hot water cylinder or cold water storage tank.

Having less parts means fewer components can break down. Therefore, this will save you money on maintenance and repair costs over time.

Improved water pressure

One of the most noticeable benefits of upgrading to a combi boiler is improved water pressure. With a traditional boiler, the water pressure can be affected by the height of the water storage tank, which can result in low water pressure.

With a combi boiler, the water pressure is always high as it takes its water supply directly from the mains.

Greater control

Modern combi boilers offer advanced control systems that allow you to control your heating and hot water remotely. This means that the heating can be set to come on before you get home, or the temperatures of the hot water can be adjusted from a smartphone.

This level of control can assist in saving money on energy bills by only using heating and hot water when needed.

Quieter operation

Combi boilers are much quieter than traditional boilers. This is because they don’t have a separate pump or motor. Homeowners and tenants can enjoy a peaceful home without the constant noise of a boiler running.

More environmentally friendly

With climate at the forefront of many people’s minds, modern combi boilers are designed to be more environmentally friendly than traditional boilers.

They use less fuel to heat a home, which means that they produce fewer emissions. This can help to reduce carbon footprints and make a property more eco-friendly.

EPC Ratings and Combi Boilers

EPC refers to the Energy Performance Certificate issued by the government when a property is built, sold, or rented. An EPC contains,

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs.
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money.

They give a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). Energy efficiency is determined by the amount of energy used per m² and the level of carbon dioxide emissions per year. An EPC is valid for ten years.

Combi boilers can have a huge impact on a property’s EPC due to their energy efficiency.

My Ambition properties is preparing for the EPC ratings

Combi boilers come with a whole list of benefits. This is why all My Ambition Properties are periodically upgrading to modern combi boilers with an ErP (Energy Related Products Directive) boiler rating of ‘A’ and above.

We are also fitting a Magnetic System Filter alongside combi boilers. This is for the ongoing protection of the boiler and heating systems.

ErP Ratings and Combi Boilers

ErP is the Energy Related Products Directive introduced in 2009 by the European Union. This rating is in place to increase the transparency between manufacturers and consumers, encouraging everyone to choose the more environmentally friendly options.

The ErP labelling system applies to domestic and commercial heating products, including combi boilers.

Boilers must meet specific design requirements to meet energy efficiency standards before the sale is allowed. All boilers must display the rating clearly in labelling and product information so consumers can make informed decisions when upgrading. Wrapping Up Upgrading to a modern combi boiler can offer a range of benefits to a home, from improved energy efficiency and faster hot water delivery to more space and lower maintenance costs.

If you’re considering upgrading your old boiler, a combi boiler is a top consideration. If you are interested in property investing and are passionate about safety, contact us and find out more about investing.

Disclaimer: Professional advice should be sought with purchasing a new boiler. This article does not constitute advice and My Ambition Properties Limited is not liable for the contents

of this article.

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