What is the correct pressure for a combi boiler?
Your Combination boiler needs to be between an upper and lower pressure limit to operate safely. But what is the correct pressure?
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What does this all have to do with system pressure you may ask? Well, with increased reliability and more modern boilers like combination boilers and system boilers that use a sealed heating circuit to operate, it is really important to have the correct pressure. In fact probably the biggest call out for manufacturers and plumbers is incorrect or low pressure.
If you visit any manufacturers websites like Vaillant, Baxi, Ideal, Potterton or Vokera you will find really helpful how to guides and content around this problem. Combination boilers require pressure in the heating system in order to function.
Each manufacturer will have a different optimum pressure but the rule of thumb is generally 1.5 bar. This is performed using a filler loop and most boilers have a visible pressure gauge on the control panel of the boiler.