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Choosing the best boiler for your home

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Most of us aren’t experts on boilers. So, if you’ve just moved house or need to upgrade your current boiler, choosing the best boiler for your home can be tricky.

Where to get a boiler?

Before making a decision on which boiler is best for your home, you’ll need to know where to go to get said boiler. Boiler Hut is a great company, they’re able to provide you with the right boiler for your home and install it.

Why they’re so great –

All of Boiler Hut’s engineers are Gas Safe registered, giving you piece of mind that your boiler is being installed safely. You’ll also have access to the most competitive prices, due to Boiler Huts close relationship with their suppliers.

What are your options?

Conventional Boilers –

Conventional boilers are generally being replaced. However, if cold water pressure is an issue in your home, it may be best to stick to a conventional boiler.

How they work –

Two header tanks feed the system and a pump outside of the boiler pumps water around the radiators. The hot water is stored in cylinders which supplies hot water when needed. These systems also require hard-wired control systems.

Issues with conventional boilers –

  • They are more expensive to run
  • They have more components, therefore more to potentially go wrong
  • Can have low water pressure on taps close to the tank

Combination Boilers –

Combination boilers are typically considered the easiest and most cost-effective to install. With few things to go wrong and cheap to run.

How they work –

No tanks or cylinders are involved with this kind of boiler. Instead, they heat water as and when it’s required for both central heating and hot water.

A pressurised closed loop system controls the central heating, and for hot water the mains supply is fed directly to the boiler.

Issues with combination boilers –

  • If your cold-water pressure is too low, they won’t work
  • Can’t supply too many bathrooms with a high call for hot water at one time
  • If they fail there isn’t backup hot water

System Boilers –

System boilers are much easier to install than conventional heating systems. They could be the best option if combination boilers aren’t suitable for your home.

How they work –

System boilers have a hot water tank. However, they don’t have an exterior pump and header tank like conventional boilers.

The pump is integral for a system boiler, it also has an expansion vessel to replace the cold water. The boiler also includes a system programmer and valves.

Issues with system boilers –

  • They are costly to install, as a new cylinder is required
  • They have more components, meaning more can go wrong

Still confused?

If you’re still unsure how to choose the best boiler for your home contact Boiler Hut. After you’ve provided the necessary information about your home, they will be able to advise the best boiler for you and provide you a quote.

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David Evans

David is Editor-in-chief.

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