Updated March 2021
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Since 1st April 2007, it has been a legal requirement that all gas and oil boilers installed in England and Wales must be condensing boilers. Whilst in Scotland, this has been the law since 1st April 2005 and 1st April 2007 for gas boilers.
In short, every boiler manufactured in 2020 is a condensing boiler, regardless of the configuration being open vent, sealed system, or a combi.
In 2021, the options for condensing boilers are vast. Due to this, it can be difficult to know which is the best condensing boiler for you. This is made increasingly more difficult due to the Boiler Plus regulations brought in from April 2018. The regulations mean that all boilers installed in England, Wales and Scotland must have a minimum performance standard of 92% ErP and must also include one of the following technologies:
- Flue gas heat recovery systems
- Weather Compensation
- Load Compensation
- Smart controls featuring automation and optimisation functions
Whilst these measures were brought in to reduce carbon emissions and in turn, bring down consumer energy bills, they have also made all condensing boilers seem very similar at first glance. However, this is where we come in. Our guide to the best condensing boilers available in 2021 will breakdown each boiler option and highlight to you our most recommended boiler options.
To compile this guide, we have considered the following factors:
- Material quality
- Customer feedback
- Customer service
- Awards and accolades