WHAT BOILER DO I NEED?
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOILER
Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. Condensing boilers achieve high efficiency (typically greater than 90% on the higher heating value) by using waste heat in flue gases to pre-heat cold water entering the boiler, thus saving on the amount of gas needed to heat your home and your water.
There are many brands, sizes and varieties of condensing boiler on the market, however, Viessmann, the German boiler giant, is our manufacturer of choice due to:
- Their heat exchanger patented technology
- Their history and financial stability
- Their unique manufacturing process
- Their 24hr repair back-up
- Their robust warranties
We will only design a system with your budget in mind, and once we have quoted you we promise that what we have quoted is what you will pay…there will be NO nasty hidden charges or surprises.
YOUR CURRENT BOILER TYPE
Most old gas boilers are regular boilers which use a separate hot water cylinder to store hot water, rather than providing it directly from the boiler. When you replace your boiler you can buy a new regular boiler, and keep your hot water cylinder, or buy a combi boiler that doesn’t need a cylinder.
Both systems have different benefits and efficiencies and your Energy Adviser will discuss with you the best boiler system for your requirements.
YOUR HOT WATER USAGE
Large families needing lots of hot water are likely to be better off with a regular boiler, whereas smaller households using less may be better off with a combi boiler.
AVAILABLE SPACE IN YOUR HOME
Combi boilers don’t need hot water cylinders, and so require less space in your home.
COMPATIBILITY WITH SOLAR WATER HEATING OR SOLAR PV IMMERSION SWITCHES
If you’re thinking of installing solar water heating or already have solar PV, it’s worth noting that many combi boilers are not compatible with this heating system.