I’m sure there are more pressing matters in your life than making sure you have the best boiler, unless it’s the middle of winter and yours has just broken down. However when weighing up the savings for your wallet whilst being kept snugger and warmer in your home the best boiler for your home is going to be a very valuable asset and improvement in your home.
The best boiler will save you a small fortune in your heating bills, it also means you’ll avoid that nasty boiler breakdown on Christmas eve when there’s 6ft of snow outside and your house is freezing and has no hot water.
Different types of boilers
It’s not the most exciting of topics to talk about, and boilers generally all look like the same big white box you’ll hide somewhere you can’t see. But there are three main types of boilers and by knowing a little about each type you be in a good position to make some extra savings in the long run.
Combination boilers are the most popular type of boiler with around 70% of UK households having one. It instantly provides hot water and heating to your radiators on demand straight from your gas supply..
A combi boiler combines the functions from a traditional boiler with hot water cylinder and cold water tank within one unit.
They’re compact, so a combi boiler can be installed neatly underneath the stairs or within a cupboard,so they’re brilliant boilers for smaller homes with one bathroom. A combi boiler can only run hot water from one source at a time, so if you have two bathrooms it may not be the best type of boiler for your needs.
Larger homes with more than one bathroom and/or en-suites will be better off with a system boiler which is sometimes called a sealed system boiler.
These boilers have a storage cylinder inside an airing cupboard so take up more space but will provide you with multiple sources of hot water in your house. There’s no water tank in the loft with a system boiler, and although you will have multiple sources of hot water you will need to wait for the cylinder to heat up so the heating wont be instant.
Open vent boilers
Open vent boilers have a storage cylinder and water tank in the loft. Open vent boilers have high water flow rate so are perfect for a quick shower, the hot water will run out and you have to wait for it to be replenished within the cylinder. Open vent boilers take up a lot of room in the loft so can be a problem for households looking to convert their lofts.
Which is the best boiler for my house?
Its quite common to stick with the boiler that was already in the house when the new householders move in, but its important to install a newer and efficient boiler that is suitable for your home and hot water usage. A new boiler installation can save you hundreds of pounds each year just from your normal bills, even more money can be saved when weighing up potential breakdown costs.
Most householders stick with the boiler they inherit when they move into the property – but by investing in a newer, fuel-efficient boiler that’s more suitable for your home and usage, you can shave hundreds of pounds off your gas and electricity bills every year.
Looking after your new boiler
When you have chosen your boiler, be sure to look after it and maximise its lifespan. This can be done with regular boiler servicing and servicing. Taking out boiler cover over winter should save you being left without any hot water or heating if the worst should happen.
If you need a power flush to clean the system out before installing a new boiler you could try hhpowerflush.co.uk