When its time to have tour boiler replaced its only natural for you to weigh up the costing of the new boiler when it comes to choosing a new one, with this said it is not just the price of the boiler you should take into consideration as having a new boiler will save you money in the long run. So which boiler will save you the most money?
Below is some information put together by our team at Vortex Gas to help you decide which boiler is the best choice for your needs.
UK law states that a condensing boiler must be installed due to the fact they are more energy efficient. Statistics show that a condensing boiler can save up to 1.7tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, and in some instances increase efficiency up to 90%.
Condensing boilers use less energy by recycling fuel gasses that would otherwise be waste. This in turn reduces carbon emissions and drastically lowers fuel consumption.
There are three main types of condensing boiler that can be installed in people’s homes, regular, system and combi, all of which have their differences and are suited to different people.
Best Boilers In a Nutshell
- Best for a 3+ bed home – System
- Best for water pressure – System
- Best for multiple functions – System
- Fast response – System
- Best Value – Combi
- Best for saving space – Combi
- Best for effectiveness – Combi
- Best for small properties – Combi
The combi boiler is very popular here in the UK. They are small, easy to install and combine to elements (central heating and high efficiency water heating) into one small unit.
Combi boilers are ideal for small houses or flats that don’t have multiple bathrooms. In larger properties you may find that the water pressure is significantly reduced, and water flow can be interrupted if multiple taps are in use.
The combi boiler can also help save money on hot water costs as it delivers hot water to taps and showers at mains pressure so there is no need for a pump. And the fact that there is no tank or extra pipework means there are savings on installation as well.
Regular boilers are not frequently used, they are usually found in older homes that haven’t had a boiler upgrade in many years. Back in the day they were the go-to boiler, they directly heated the central heating system and produced hot water for the cylinder.
Regular boilers take up a lot more space, this is because they have more parts, which also means there are more things that can break and need repairing. A cold-water storage system and feed expansion cistern will also be installed in the loft.
Hot water flow rates are higher with this system and multiple outlet can be used at the same time with this said they are expensive to repair and install.
Much like a regular boiler a system boiler directly heats the central heating system and produces hot water from a cylinder.
Unlike the regular boiler a system boiler has many of its major individual components built in, making installation quicker, easier, tidier and more efficient however space is still needed for the cylinder and installation is expensive.
The boiler has more economical running costs than other boiler types as the hot water is being pumped through the heating system to the radiators and from a hot water cylinder from the boiler. This boiler has a fast response time and the high-water pressure is a huge benefit for bigger houses with multiple outlets.
Whatever boiler you decide is best for you and your home it is important that you get a qualified Gas Sae registered plumber to come and install it, they can even help you with your decision by going through the pros and cons of each boiler type and advise what would work best in your home.
If you need a boiler replacement, then contact Vortex Gas today for a no obligation quotation and helpful advice on what boiler will best suit your needs and budget – 0151 523 7243