Combination boiler or
combi boilers come being one of the most common types of boilers used in UK for
a reason. Unlike the system and conventional units, the combination boilers are
designed to be an all in one unit which produces hot water for taps and central
heating in order to cut down the use of storage tanks or cylinders, thus
occupying the least space required to house the boiler. Additionally on a
comparison, the installations are much easier and faster than any other boiler
The combi boilers
operates by using the water from the main supply that results in stronger water
pressure and ensures that you would never be lacking on hot water again. The modern
highly efficient units come, being a stainless steel condensing boiler with an
inbuilt heat exchanger that operates in order to serve the customers with hot
There are two main
reasons behind the combi boilers great and powerful efficiency i.e. these units
have high operating efficiency and low internal water volume. This means when
in summer days you don’t need space heating you are only paying to heat water
which is domestically required.
What is a diverter valve?
A diverter valve is a valve
that opens and closes to allow the hot water to travel either to the radiators
or to the domestic hot water systems. A diverter is required in order to direct
the water flow out of either the taps or the showerheads. The diverter valve is
a mechanism found in the combi boiler system that is meant to control the flow
of water through your home’s radiators.
You might be wondering where
the diverter valve on a combi boiler is. The diverter is the part of the tub
spout. The diverter handle simply pulls straight up to send all the water from
the tub spout to the radiators or the shower heads.