Choosing the right boiler for you
We are happy to offer customer home visits with no obligation to buy but to make it easy we also provide a free instant online quote system, also with no obligation to buy. This has proved the most popular way for our customers and it’s very accurate. In fact once quoted we fix the price.
The online quote systems asks key question to clarify what boiler system is in place at your home then emails you a new boiler fixed price quote. Its as easy as that.
If you are not sure about which boiler you need all modern boilers condense. You have Combi Boilers, System Boilers and Traditional Boilers (sometimes called a “Conventional” Boilers. Some of the key features are outlined below.
Combination boilers or a “Combi” are an extremely efficient water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, so know need for a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the roof space. Many homeowners prefer combi boilers as they are both efficient and cost-effective due to their ability to heat water instantly without the need for a cylinder.
This also allows the combi boiler to be installed in many locations without taking up loads of space.
Combis are great for most homes and with a faster installation time can have you up and running within a day, in most cases with a new boiler. Various output sizes and cupboard fit designs are available.
Hot water on demand
Quick to install
A system boiler uses stored water. It takes water directly from the mains water supply and stores it in a water cylinder which is passed through the boiler to be heated before stored. These are great for housing where you have multiple bathrooms. System boilers also provide mains pressure water to all outlets both hot and cold and do not require a water tank.
System boilers are generally much quicker and also much more economical to run than traditional boilers. This is because the boiler itself pumps hot water directly to the radiators and the hot water storage cylinder from its internal pump and expansion vessel.
Mains water pressure at all outlets
No need for a water tank
Traditional boilers are the oldest type of boiler also known as a conventional boiler. Mains cold water is sent to a cold water tank normally located high up in the loft/attic. This is sent to a hot water cylinder and stored for use around the house. This type of boiler (open vent boiler, heat only boiler or a regular boiler) are the most traditional form of heating in the UK. They are still used today but their popularity has fallen. Best suited to heat large homes with multiple bathrooms.
They provide heat and hot water for all outlets without the flow of water getting weaker. Unlike combi boilers, conventional boilers heat incoming water to then be stored in a hot water cylinder for later use. You need plenty of space for this type of system and its appeal is often driven from historical reasons such as an old house where existing pipework and radiators would perhaps struggle to cope with a more pressurised system.