Choosing The Perfect Boiler
Choosing a new boiler or central heating system is an important decision, and one you’ll benefit from for decades to come.
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Please click a heading below to read my opinions on how investing in one of the latest high-efficiency A-rated boilers will result in long-term, lasting changes that lower your heating bills:
Modern A-rated high-efficiency boilers are available for each of the three types of central heating system; Regular, Combination and System. The right boiler for you will depend on whether you are just replacing the boiler or whether you want to change your entire central heating system. If you are contemplating a total system change, a reputable Gas Safe company like ourselves, who will work with you to discuss your heating needs, your lifestyle and your property, as these factors should help guide you and your decision.
If your existing boiler is very old, it is likely a regular, conventional boiler with a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard and a cold water storage tank in the loft. System boilers work on the same principle but there is no need for a tank in the loft as the major components are built-in. This makes installation quicker and more space-efficient. If your home has more than two bathrooms, or your mains water pressure is low, you’ll want to stick with your existing system (conventional or system) as they offer faster flow rates than a combination boiler, and can offer backup electrical heating via an immersion. You main route to lowering your energy bills with one of these systems is to invest in an A-rated, high-efficiency boiler.
The latest A-rated high-efficiency conventional or system boilers are the best option for larger properties or homes with low mains water pressure. The length of time it takes you to recoup the cost of a new boiler and installation will depend on the age and condition of your existing boiler and the size of your home. For instance, if you are replacing a very old boiler, you could realize a 50 per cent reduction on your current bills but this would be an extreme example. A brand-new A-rated boiler will be far more energy efficient than an older model and you will see dramatically lower energy bills as a result. A new boiler for a conventional or system central heating system lets you keep the benefits of having your heating and hot water together. These boilers are fully compatible with solar systems if you have solar panels on your roof, or should you decide solar may be something you might consider in the future.
If your existing central heating system has no storage tank in the loft and no cylinder in the airing cupboard, you have got a combination boiler which saves space and offers continuous hot water. Such boilers account for over half of all the new domestic boilers installed in the UK each year. If your mains water pressure is adequate, you can enjoy showering without a pump as the water is instantly heated by the system without having to be pumped and stored first. These systems are perfect if space is limited and you don’t want to have to wait for hot water as you do with a conventional or system boiler. Combination boilers are cheaper and quicker to install but you will suffer from reduced flow if multiple taps or showers are running at the same time in your property.
Combination boilers are the best option for small properties but for most people, investing in a high-efficiency condensing boiler won’t yield an immediate impact. As with conventional or system boilers, the length of time it takes you to recoup the cost of a new boiler depends on the size of your home and the age and condition of your existing boiler. Combination boilers are quicker and cheaper to install though, so that’s the main benefit of switching from a conventional or system boiler should you wish to do so. When shopping for a new high-efficiency combination boiler, ensure that you choose an A-Rated boiler from a certified supplier that helps you lower your home’s energy consumption.
Assuming that you already have a thermostat in a central area and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) that let you select the temperature of each room in your home, choosing a new boiler is the perfect time to receive professional advice about taking control of your home’s energy consumption. If you don’t already have them, a smart energy meter will let you keep track of the energy your use, while weather compensator controls automatically adjust your home’s heating to outside conditions and can help you reduce your fuel bills by as much as 10 per cent by automating the adjustments you’d otherwise have to make yourself using TRV valves and boiler controls. Our qualified staff will always advise you whether this technology is necessary for your home, it may not be and you can trust us to set you straight.
When choosing a new boiler for your home, you should ask the installer about their servicing and maintenance plan. You need to ensure that the boiler you choose has the maximum A-rating for efficiency while being so common that finding replacement parts shouldn’t be an issue. Give us a call today and we’ll source you the best prices for the top brands of condensing boiler and guarantee you professional installation at the most competitive rates.
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Fuel costs are rising but that doesn’t mean your bills have to! Whatever size your home and whichever heating system you have, we can help! Give us a call today for a no-obligation quote on installing brand new A-rated energy-efficient boilers. Our quote will depend on the size of your home and the age and type of your heating system and you can start saving back the installation cost immediately. We can show you how to spend a little extra to get lasting, quality kit at the best prices.
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