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Buying the Best Boiler in 2019

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Buying the Best Boiler in 2019

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Kickstart your new year with a heating system that will last a lifetime. It can be a struggle to decide which boiler is best for your home – and your budget. That’s why we’ve put together this handy boiler buying guide to explore the best options and systems available to you.

How to Buy the Best Boiler in 2019

Best types of boiler

Choosing a boiler will consist of two big decisions: which boiler type is best, and which boiler brand is best.

An array of boiler types exist, and the right one for your home will depend on how large your home is and your central heating requirements.

The three main types of boilers are: 

  • Combi boilers: A compact, cost-effective, energy-efficient choice that has firm popularity across the country in smaller abodes. It’s both a water heater and central heating boiler combined, without the need for tanks.
  • Conventional boilers: The most long-established boiler type, consisting of a hot and cold water tank. Used in homes with a classical heating system and older radiators that may not be able to deal with the higher pressures that other systems can operate at.
  • System boilers: Fairly similar to a conventional boiler, but without the cold water tanks – it uses hot water cylinder to operate. Its design makes it easy to install, and it’s ideal for homes with plenty of hot water usage.

Best Combi Boiler

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How does a combi boiler work?

A combi boiler heats radiators and also provides hot water – it also heats water straight up from the mains systems and do not require any sort of hot or water storage facility in order to operate. Their compact size makes them ideal for small houses or flats.

Which combi boiler is best?

The best boiler for you is dependent on budget, requirements and fuel type. Viessmann’s Vitodens models come highly recommended as being both highly efficient and affordable, as well as containing patented technology that allows it to cope with intense amounts of both thermal and mechanical stress.

Best Conventional Boiler

How does a conventional boiler work?

A conventional boiler system requires both hot and cold water tanks – cold water is fed to the hot water tank, where it’s heated up ready to use in taps and water supply. A pump will move hot water through the radiators.

Which conventional boiler is best?

When it comes to conventional boilers, the Vortex Eco Wall Hung Internal by Grant was a leader in 2018, thanks to its high efficiency rating, incredibly quiet operation and full compliance with the new September 2018 legislation in regards to low NOx emissions. For a slightly cheaper, yet highly energy efficient option, consider the Logic+ Heat 24 by Ideal.

Best System Boiler

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How does a system boiler work?

Hot water is pumped to radiators and a hot water cylinder, which is usually stored in an airing cupboard. Unlike the conventional boiler, it does not require a cold water tank and response is fast when transporting water to your hot taps.

Which system boiler is best?

All the leading brands (Grant, Valliant, Viessmann, Worcester-Bosch) have exceptional examples of system boilers but Grant’s Vortex Eco Utility System comes out on top. As a competitively priced boiler, it boasts the latest version of their heat exchanger system, along with a sleek and simple casing, control panel and pipe layout. It also complies with the new NOx legislation.

Best Gas Boiler

Gas boilers are perfect for homes that are connected to the country’s gas network, and there are gas-fired combi, conventional and system version available. On top is the Logic System 24 by Ideal, a wall-mounted system boiler with an affordable price tag. Strong runners up are the ecoTEC plus 430 by Valliant (a conventional boiler) and Vitodens 26kW Combi by Viessmann.

Best Oil Boiler

If your home is located in an isolated or remote area that is not connected to a gas network, an oil boiler is the solution for you. Homes with this system will need to arrange for a regular supply of oil to their property. Vortex Boiler House 21-26, or Vortex Eco Utility, both by Grant, are floor-standing conventional boilers with a high efficiency rating and reduced environmental impact.

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Note: Choosing the best boiler for you will depend on the number of your property’s bedrooms, bathrooms, the requirements of your household, and which fuel options are available to you. It also depends on your budget and how much importance you place on efficiency. While this guide will help you to consider your options, it is always worth talking through your options with a professional.

Find out why you should use us!

A&D Plumbing Services are here to supply, fit and maintain a range of top quality boilers throughout Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. With competitively priced services, and 30 years of experience, you can trust our team to help you buy the best boiler in 2019. For some advice from our friendly experts, please contact us today on 01206 205 940


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