If you think you may need a new boiler, now is the time to do a bit of research into choosing a suitable upgrade. Some boilers can last beyond 20 years, but the older it is then the less efficient it becomes, so choosing a new boiler based on energy efficiency should be a top priority.
The most popular types of boilers are the Conventional boilers, which are simply storage tanks filled with water. The water is then heated up by heat exchangers and you have hot water ready to be used for your washing up, showering etc. Once the supply of water runs out there may be some wait before the tank of water is refilled and reaches the correct temperature again. These models of boilers are a lot more space consuming than other models of boilers, which is often because the storage tank tends to be quite large to accommodate for the amount of water needed.
Of course, you could go for the more modern Combination boilers (Combi boilers) which work by supplying a direct water supply from the mains; these boilers also don’t require a storage tank, helping with space saving in smaller homes. Combination boilers using modern engineering provide you with an instant supply of hot water on demand, and unlike the Conventional boilers it is completely unlimited with no need to wait for it to refill and reheat.
There are also a few other points you need to address before purchasing a new boiler. If you have gas central heating your new boiler will roughly account for 60% of your home’s CO2 emissions, so when buying a new boiler you need to make sure that you buy the correct one. Purchasing the most efficient boiler for your house could cut both energy bills and your carbon foot print.
And last but not least, do not attempt to install a new boiler yourself. Fitting a new boiler by a novice can be very dangerous. Find a professional heating engineer, who is registered on the Gas Safe Register, will give you peace of mind. Talk to Plumbcare.com to discuss your boiler replacement needs, and we’ll be happy to help.
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