London Boiler Guide
Are you looking to upgrade your existing boiler? Need to install a unit that will provide you with reliable service for years to come? Let us help you choose the right kind of boiler for your needs. Call FD Plumbing & Heating on 020 7060 4770 to discuss your needs. We serve London and surrounding areas.
Choosing the right boiler
All boilers are pretty much the same, right? Well, if you’ve started doing some research into the different makes, models, sizes and outputs then you will have quickly found that this is not the case. But don’t worry, we are here to help!
Whatever level of budget you’re working with, it’s important to choose a boiler that’s suited to your plumbing setup, the size of your property, and your heating and hot water needs.
If you give us a call, we’ll get one of our Gas Safe registered experts to come over and meet you. They can advise on exactly what type and specification of boiler would suit your home best, and then we can help you to choose a model that fits the bill and works with your budget.
Types of boiler
Your new boiler will almost always be a ‘condensing’ boiler. These boilers covert more gas into useable heat and cut the amount of Carbon Dioxide emitted by up to 25%. They should also save you several hundred pounds a year on heating costs.
There are three basic types of condensing boiler: Regular (also known as Traditional, Conventional or Heat Only), System and Combination (or Combi for short).
Which type is best for you will depend on your home and needs, but we’ll be happy to give you advice on this. Don’t worry! You won’t need to know anything technical yourself.
We’ll look at the pattern of your heating and hot water usage throughout the day, and at whether you’ve converted, or may in the future convert, your loft (as a Regular boiler needs some loft space for tanks, while System and Combi boilers don’t).
In making the decision we’ll discuss with you where you plan to locate the boiler and so where the flue will be, as condensing boilers give off a cloud of steam (or ‘plume’) into the outside air, and you won’t want to annoy either yourself or your neighbours by having it billowing past a window.