Central Heating Explained
Warmth, Efficiency And Total Peace of Mind
When you buy a new boiler, we understand that it is a considerable investment. That's why we want to make sure you have a reliable boiler that will generate sufficient heat and hot water for years to come.
There's no better feeling like coming home on a cold day knowing it's going to be warm and cosy indoors. Or turning on the hot tap to be rewarded with an endless supply of hot water.
High Efficiency Boilers
What are they?
There are three different types of domestic heating and hot water boiler:
To comply with current building regulations new boilers should be high efficiency.
How Does That Work?
Hi efficiency boilers have an advanced heat exchanger which enables the boiler to extract heat from water vapouri that would normally be lost out of the flue.
This heat is used to pre- heat water returning to the boiler from the central heating system, improving the boiler's overall efficiency and reducing the amount of gas used.
How Energy-efficient Are They?
SEDBUK (seasonal efficiency of domestic boilers in the UK) operate with an annual seasonal efficiency of over 90%.
Typically, older types of conventional boilers only achieve efficiencies of 55% to 65%, meaning your high-efficiency condensing boiler can save you over a third on your heating bills.
Choosing High-efficiency Boiler That's Right For Your Home
Combi boilers provide central heating and give you plenty of hot water when you turn on the hot tap. This means they're economical to run, as hot water is only produced when you need it. What's more, there's no need for a tank in the loft or a hot water storage cylinder, perfect if space is an issue.
This type of boiler will provide Central heating and hot water via a storage cylinder (usually installed in an airing cupboard). This means larger volumes of water can be available for several outlets at the same time. A system boiler installed with an unvented hot water cylinder does not require a cold water storage tank (usually found in the roof space). This makes this type of boiler/system also suitable for loft conversions for apartments.
Open Vent Boilers
Open vent boilers provide central heating and hot water via a storage cylinder. They are found in many homes, meaning an open vent boiler is often a quick and cost-effective way to improve the performance and efficiency of the system. Open vent systems typically have two tanks, both located in the loft, plus a hot water storage cylinder. Like a 'System' solution they can deliver high volumes of hot water to multiple outlets.