What is a Combi-Boiler? | The Chicago Combi-boiler Experts Break it Down
Homeowners have options when it comes to residential heating systems. While many homes in Chicago utilize forced air furnaces, a surprising amount of homes have hydronic heating systems. Hydronic heating systems, consist of a water heater or boiler and a circulatory system with radiators or baseboards throughout the home. With the advent of tankless water heating technology, a combination boiler (Combi-boiler) can provide both domestic hot water and hydronic heat in one space saving package. These modern condensing boilers utilize a second heat exchanger to provide hot water for showers, washers, etc., as well as heat your home.
Benefits of Installing a Combi-boiler
A combination boiler offers many benefits to homeowners. First and foremost is energy efficiency. Traditional water heaters and residential boilers heat an entire tank of water. Tankless Combi boilers only heat water when it is called for. When combined with condensing technology, high energy efficiency ratings can be achieved. Another benefit is installation savings. It costs less to install one Combi Unit than to install both a boiler and a traditional water heater. Finally, a combination boiler has a unique space saving design. This space savings is perfect for small apartments, condos, and homes with small mechanical areas. Combi-boilers from Navien can also perform perfectly for large homes. For homes with extreme heating and hot water demands, tandem systems are available.
Polar Heating and Air Conditioning employs a dedicated team of hydronic heating experts. From planning to installation, we have you covered. Polar offers condensing hot water heaters and Combi boilers from Navien. Navien is a leader in the industry, offering proprietary options such as comfort flow technology, outstanding energy efficiency, and wi-fi connectivity. Contact us today for a Free estimate on the installation of a new Combi boiler or tankless hot water heater today.