What are the different types of heating systems
Your boiler is likely to be the most expensive appliance in your home and your boiler is the engine of your heating system.
Your boiler keeps you warm but heating your water and circulating it around your radiators. Combi boilers will provide you with instant hot water to your taps. Other boiler systems ‘System’ or ‘open’ vent boilers are connected to a hot water cylinder. This type of system heats your water for the taps via your cylinder.
Gas/Oil boilers come in 2 forms
- A ‘Combi’ boiler
- A ‘System’ or an ‘Open Vent’ boiler
Boilers typically burn gas or oil to heat your water. ‘Condensing Boilers’ are modern boilers and they heat water in the most efficient way.
Since 2005 (2007 for oil) it became part of legislation that all new boilers installed have to be Condensing boilers. Changing you boiler could save you upto 35% on your fuel bills.
What is a Combi Condensing Boiler?
Combi boiler will provide your taps with instant hot water. When you run your tap your boiler automatically fires up and heats the water.
What are the benefits of a Combi boiler?
- It can be cheaper to run, as there is no hot water cylinder to heat
- Save space by not having a separate hot water cylinder
- Only heats your radiators and hot water when you need it
What if a Combi boiler is not suitable?
You property suffers from low water pressure
If your property has multiple bathrooms and shower rooms
System Condensing Boilers
Since 2005 (2007 for oil) it became part of legislation that all new boilers installed have to be Condensing boilers. They are more efficient and burn less gas.
All boiler come in Condensing models. They are more efficient as it utilises more of the heat generated to heat you water.
What are the cost benefits of installing a Condensing boiler?
Condensing boiler are up to 90% efficient. This means that for every £1 you send on heating, 90p of its used on providing you with useful heating and hot water. An old condensing boiler is typically 55% efficient, therefor wasting 45p in every £1 you spend.