Heating accounts for around 60 per cent of what you spend annually on energy bills, so an effective boiler tends to make a significant difference.
Modern boilers are more reliable for several reasons, but their significant advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers use up their fuel efficiently, however they unavoidably lose some heat via the hot gases which escape up the flue. A condensing boiler possesses a larger heat exchanger, so that it recovers more heat, directs cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.
Occasionally the flue gases get so cool that the water vapour inside the gas condenses out (hence the name), and even more energy is retrieved from the condensing vapour.
What should I take into consideration when replacing my boiler?
If it is time to change your boiler, you ought to decide what variety of Boiler Installation in Tunbridge Wells is suitable for you. Here are various points to take into account:
If you have mains gas, a gas boiler is most likely to be the cheapest heating solution. Our fuel prices as of March 2016 would suggest that an oil heating system is at present a more affordable selection, however historically oil heating has been more costly.
If you don’t benefit from a gas supply to your property, it might be worth taking into consideration avariety of low carbon heating for example a heat pump or biomass. Along with the renewable heat incentive these may be cheaper all round.
Alternatively you might prefer to get a gas connection to your residence. The company that owns and operates the gas network within your region should be able to help with the expense of obtaining a new connection, and it may possibly even be wholly funded. Contact Energy Networks Association for further information.
Most classic gas and oil boilers are standard boilers which may have a standalone hot water cylinder to keep hot water, as opposed to offering it straight from the boiler. Once you replace your boiler you may buy a new regular boiler, and continue to keep your hot water cylinder, or obtain a combi boiler that doesn’t require a cylinder.
A regular boiler is much more cost-efficient than a combi at providing hot water to start with, but then some heat is displaced from the hot water cylinder, therefore a combi can be more cost-efficient overall.
Your hot water usage
Large families making use of lots of hot water are most likely to be better off having a regular boiler, as opposed to smaller families using less might be more satisfied with a combi boiler.
Space in your home
Combi boilers do not need to have hot water cylinders, and therefore call for less space in your house.
Compatibility with solar water heating
If you’re thinking about installing solar water heating, it’s noteworthy that many combi boilers aren’t compatible with this heating system orcan’t make use of it so effectively.