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  • Gas Boilers

    The gas boiler, what one should I choose?

    • Gas Boilers are vital to heat our homes and supply hot water:
    • They keep our home warm, heat the water the showers and outlets. They make you happy when warm.

    Not all boilers are the same though.

    • Changing to a high-efficiency gas boiler could cut your carbon footprint by nearly two tonnes.
    •  Save up to £275 a year on the fuel bills.
    • Condensing gas boilers are the most popular boiler in the UK.

    Current building regulations state all new central heating gas boilers, fitted in the United Kingdom must now be condensing boilers.

    Gas Condensing boilers are easy to install.

    •  A-rated condensing boilers produce up to 92% efficiency ratings.
    • This is when compared to older style gas boilers.
    • The A-rated gas condensing boiler uses a third less fuel than the older gas boilers. 
    • Reduce your fuel bills as well as CO2 emissions by a third.
    • Good for your pocket as well as our planet.

     Tip: You can find out how old as well as the energy-efficiency rating of your boiler by logging onto www.boilers.org.uk.

    • Typing in the gas boiler’s name and model number.
    • You will also be able to determine what kind of boiler you have by checking the flue pipe.

    The flue pipe removes the boiler’s exhaust gases to the outside.

    Should the flue be made of plastic and when working release what look likes smoke you probably have a condensing boiler.

    The smoke effect is condensed steam.

    • If the flue is made from metal and you don’t see any steam your gas boiler is non-condensing.

    The 3 types of condensing boiler

    The system, regular and combination boiler.

    • Regular condensing boilers heat hot water that is stored within a hot water tank.
    • They’re best suited for homes with family-sized central heating systems.
    • System condensing boilers are for the similar-sized homes.
    •  The heating pump and expansion vessel are built-in.

    Installation is quicker and easier.

    • Combination boilers combine instant hot water with full central heating all in one boiler.
    • they take water directly from the incoming cold water mains supply.
    • There’s no need for a hot water tank, they supply a constant flow of al the hot water you need.
    • You will save on costs suited for smaller homes with good mains pressure.

    The best boilers for you.

    • The make and size of your new boiler will depend on many factors, such as the size of your home and requirements.
    • If you’re unsure which gas boiler to use, ask a qualified boiler installer.
    • Ensure they are gas safe registered to work on gas boilers

    We all tend to waste loads of energy keeping our homes hot.

    • Installing energy heating controls could save you up to 17% of your fuel bill on your existing boiler.

    Settings.

    • Keep your room thermostat set to between 19°C and 21°C, your hot water cylinder thermostat to 60°C (140F).
    • By lowering your room thermostats by just 1°C, you could save yourself up to £40 a year.

    Top tip: Make sure your boiler is working properly. 

    •  Arrange for an annual service to ensure it heats your home the way it should and designed for.
    • New gas boilers will save on the fuel bill.

    Gas boilers will if maintained regularly, provide you with many years of heat and hot water for your home sweet home.