Thinking about a new boiler? Everything you need to know!
Thinking about a new boiler? Should you retain your existing set-up or install a new system? When it comes to choosing a new boiler, there are many considerations and choices to make before going ahead. The type of boiler you have installed in your home should make a positive difference to your lifestyle, whether this means freeing up space, delivering improved flow rates or providing a constant flow of hot water.
Thanks to their space-saving features and efficiency, combination or ‘combi’ boilers are fast becoming the preferred options for homeowners. They now account for over half of domestic boiler installations every year. Highly efficient and compact, a combi boiler is a single unit, which generates all the heating and hot water for the household. Combi boilers heat water straight from the mains, so there is no need for a hot water storage cylinder or cold water storage tank in the loft or roof space. This also means that hot water is delivered by mains pressure, so you can have a powerful shower without the need for a separate pump.
System boilers are similar to regular boilers but integral components such as the expansion vessel and heating pump are built into the boiler itself. They will still require a hot water cylinder but you will not need the feed and expansion tank. The hot water in a system boiler provides heat for the radiators as well as heating the water inside the hot water cylinder. This means installation can be carried out more quickly and tidily, plus the internal components are covered by the manufactures guarantee.
Sometimes called conventional boilers, regular boilers are suited to older and larger homes. There is typically a feed an expansion tank located in the loft space that is used to fill the boiler and radiators with water.
Regular boilers will require the system to have a separate hot water cylinder that supplies the hot water to all the outlets in the property. Pumps can also be installed to provide good flow rates where lots of water is required such as power showers.
A heating system is comprised of a number of metal components and as the years pass, these can rust. This rust breaks off and circulates through the system and combined with particles of dirt from water and scale, this forms what is known as ‘central heating sludge’. Over time, this can contribute to a whole host of heating and boiler problems, blocking pipes and radiators and important components within boilers, which can be expensive to repair.
Worcester have introduced the Greenstar System Filter, an easy-to-install and universal system, which includes a large, powerful magnet which safeguards the boiler and wider heating system by capturing contaminants often found in dirty water. This will prolong the life of your boiler by preventing the build-up of dirt, debris and other sludge. It will ensure your boiler runs efficiently and at optimum levels, so you will keep your energy bills down!
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Why Choose Surrey Heating Services?
- Extended guarantees for your peace of mind
- Gas Safe-registered and fully-insured
- Worcester Bosch-accredited installer, offering a first-class service
- Competitive prices with no hidden costs!
- Available 24/7 for emergency repairs
- Boiler installation experts with 20 years’ experience
- Proud members of Checkatrade and a Which? Trusted Trader
- Services range from boiler repairs to complete boiler installations and upgrades
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