Far away is the time when a floor-standing boiler was chosen because it was more powerful than a wall-mounted one. Now, technological advances allows us to enjoy the same performance, whether the boiler is on the wall or on the floor. The choice is now more difficult and depends on several structural and functional factors that will motivate your decision.
Wall-mounted boiler and boiler on the floor, what are the differences ?
On a purely functional level, there is no difference between these two models of electric boilers. They play the same role and have similar performances. However, it is their structure that differentiates them. While the floor-standing boiler, as its name suggests, lands on the floor and therefore requires a lot of space, the wall-mounted boiler is attached to a wall bracket. As it is smaller it requires less space, and the area below can be exploited.
Advantages of the wall-mounted boiler
The configuration of the wall-mounted boiler is one of its strengths. It allows him to be easily stored and gives him many other assets such as :
- Its total cost is less than the one of a floor boiler. Indeed, the wall-mounted boiler does not require a large workforce during its installation which reduces the expenses related to the technician. It is also possible to fix it and start it yourself.
- Its speed of execution, a smaller volume will be easier to heat than a large one.
- Its aesthetic and practical side. Since it clings to a wall bracket, it is more practical : it can be attached in a place where the space was “lost”. Otherwise, the space between the floor and the boiler can be used.
We did not find any problem with the wall-mounted boiler. Since they can be as powerful as a floor-standing boiler, they are always recommended.
Advantages/disadvantages of the floor-standing boiler
Like the wall-mounted boiler, the floor-standing boiler has advantages related to its size :
- Its ability to own very large tanks. Of course, this feature is crucial when you have a very large hot water needs.
- The possibility of using old connecting pipes in case you had a boiler on the floor before. This allows you to make considerable savings.
The real disadvantage of a floor-standing boiler lies in its large size (100 x 60 x 60 cm on average). Not easy to install in houses that do not have enough space, which can hardly recover as opposed to the wall-mounted boiler.
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