How To Size Combi Boilers

There are many advantages to owning a combi boiler. One of the biggest is that they are compact and can fit nearly anywhere in the home, apartment, or small business building. This makes them cheaper than the average boiler and also easier and cheaper to install than most.

Before you are able to purchase the boiler and have it installed you must first know where you are going to put it and how to have it sized. Most people will base the size of the boiler on the amount of square footage. However, it was discovered that this method actually wasted heat and energy because it caused people to purchase a unit that was much too big.

In order to have an idea on how much heat distribution you will need throughout the home you have to know what type of heat loss there is. Write down all of the measurements of all of the rooms in the apartment. These units are used in small places with usually one bathroom so you should not have any other types of rooms to worry about like a garage or basement.

Heat loss is caused by various things in the home. The type of insulation that is used in the home will help to prevent some heat from escaping out of the home and to keep the boiler from having to work so hard. Try to find out what type of insulation was used in the walls and how much.

Windows are one of the biggest sources of heat loss in anyplace. Make a list of how many windows you have and whether they are made with single or double pane and what type of materials are used for the frames. Any other things like a fireplace or high ceilings will also determine the amount of heat that is lost.