One of the most expensive things you will have to buy for your house is a new boiler. Therefore, purchasing should be done after careful consideration to make sure that you won’t regret. If you have a non-condensing boiler that broke down and needs replacement, it is a good thing that there are now boilers with condensing system that can help increased the efficiency of the boiler by over 30 per cent which in turn helps in reducing the annual heating bill you might be paying with a heavy heart.
If you are living in a small space, a combination boiler is recommended but if you have enough space then you can splurge with a heat-only boiler. System boiler is good for properties with issues with the water pressure.
Majority of the households in United Kingdom have a gas boiler but unfortunately there are still 4.3 million households that do not have access to the gas network. Therefore, there are other alternatives aside from gas heating system such as wood-burning stove, oil boiler or an LPG boiler.
For gas heating system equipped with gas boiler, there are three options – combination boiler, heat-only boiler or conventional boiler and system boiler. Combination boiler heats up the radiators as well as generates hot water whenever needed. Conventional boiler comes with a storage cylinder for hot water and a feed tank with cold water. System boiler is very similar to a conventional boiler but it does not require a lot of space which is used for the cold water storage tank.
A gas central heating is responsible for 60 per cent of the carbon dioxide emissions of your house. This is why it is vital to choose the right boiler in order to reduce energy bills as well as carbon emission. This is where modern condensing boilers have an advantage as it reaches 90 per cent efficiency.
When choosing the right boiler size, there are two things to consider – the capacity of the boiler when it comes to heating and its physical size. If you are unsure, visit a professional boiler contractor by clicking this link and you can ask for expert advice.