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Winters in Cheltenham can get quite cold, with snowfall expected at any time. The absolute minimum is −20.1 °C, set during December 1981. However we haven’t witnessed temperatures that low in a long, long time. It is still a place that is alive year-round, which means you can take a short break at any time of the year and enjoy the town.
Boilers Cheltenham – Why should you buy a new boiler?
Temperatures often get near freezing point during the winter nights in Cheltenham, and if your boiler is more than 8-10 years old, or your house isn’t properly insulated, chances are your house is not being heated efficiently and consistently. Which means you will be losing a lot of heat, and your hard earned money on energy bills. You might also be leaving a large carbon footprint by not being energy efficient. What’s more, if you’re on certain qualifying benefits, you may qualify for a FREE Boiler Grant. More information on that at the end of this article. There are a couple of ways you can go about looking for new boilers Cheltenham.
Viessmann boiler installation in Cheltenham: Happy Client
Recently the Boilerhut team did a boiler installation for a client in Cheltenham. He got an online quote from us in December 2017 and was interested in buying specifically a Viessmann Vitodens 100-W LPG Condensing Boiler with a 210 litre Viessmann cylinder with weather compensation. The client had already put two underfloor heating circuits and a radiator circuit on the 3rd floor of the house. There were also some very awkward flue options. As you can see in the picture below, this is the flue solution the client originally wanted, because that’s what he was recommended by another boiler installation company.
The team of engineers at Boilerhut, with over 40 years of boiler installation and engineering experience, sorted the flue problems out with another solution. We made sure the flue goes out of the side wall in the picture above. We also had to make sure it was at a safe distance from the window, meeting all the current safety regulations. Final flue solution is in the picture below:
Final installation – Before and After + Weather Compensation explained
Viessmann have been generating a lot of positive momentum recently, and have covered a lot of ground in terms of boiler technology with sky high efficiency figures of 93% and above, along with offering a technologically superior boiler with a stainless steel heat exchanger. In the UK market, Grant (for oil boilers) and Vokera are the only two competitors who use a stainless steel heat exchanger. All other manufacturers like Worcester Bosch, Baxi, Ideal, Vaillant etc. source their aluminium heat exchangers from third-party providers like Giannoni. You can do your own online research on those and find that plumbers all over the UK are complaining about frequent problems with those.
As you can see in the before-and-after image below, Boilerhut installed the new central heating system complete with all new piping. That’s a Viessmann 100-W, along with a Viessmann indirect 210 litre unvented cylinder, and a Viessmann high level vertical flue. It’s also got a Viessmann Vitotronic integral programmer with weather compensation.
What is Weather Compensation?
An outdoor weather sensor can help to heat your home in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Weather compensation controls work by ensuring that the boiler burns the exact amount of fuel required to match the heat lost from the building. The house will always be warm (at the desired temperature) and will never be too hot or too cold. Weather compensation significantly improves efficiency under partial load conditions and is especially relevant for the UK climate, as for two thirds of the year the boiler will provide only a fraction of its maximum heat load, which means the boiler temperature is reduced for the majority of the year, while still maintaining a constant room temperature of 20ºC. Only around 15% of the homes total heat energy usage is consumed during winter temperatures between -3 to -10ºC.
Back to the boilers Cheltenham installation for our client. The boiler pictured below powers two circuits, one for underfloor heating and the second to power the radiators. All of that is managed by a 3rd generation NEST Learning Thermostat.
High Energy Efficiency – Save Money on Energy Bills with Boilers Cheltenham
If your boiler is older than 10 years, there’s a pretty good chance it’s running on older non-condensing technology, which means depending on the wear and tear on the heat exchanger (quite possibly aluminium) it could be running at about 50% to 70% efficiency. In monetary terms, that means you’re losing about £50 to £30 for every £100 you’re paying on your energy bills per annum. Now, modern condensing boilers Cheltenham run at higher efficiency levels, over 93%+ efficiency in some cases. Some boilers Cheltenham (like certain Viessmann models utilizing a much more durable and corrosion resistant Inox-radial stainless steel heat exchanger) are close to 94% efficiency. What that means is on top of consistent hot water and heating, the difference in savings will be massive over the long term!
Whether you’re using Mains Gas, Oil or LPG, modern condensing boilers Cheltenham are highly efficient. So, you get a much better return on investment by replacing an older G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated condensing boiler. With replacement boilers Cheltenham and sensible usage of smart thermostats, consumers have reported savings of anywhere between £300 to £600 per annum!*
(*Based on savings reported by consumers using a Viessmann A-rated boiler with a stainless steel heat exchanger working at 90%+ efficiency.)
Boilers Cheltenham – Modern controllers for 2018
With a new boiler, you also get smart heating controls like the Vitotrol app from Viessmann, EPH programmable wireless thermostat or the 3rd generation NEST learning thermostat, which lets you control temperatures of specific rooms no matter where you. Even when you’re not at home! Which means if you’ve forgot to turn the thermostat down before leaving the house in the morning, you can do that from your office desk on your smartphone!
- EPH Wireless Programmable Room Thermostat – control the temperature in your home and set times for your heating to come on.
- 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat where you don’t heat an empty house. It adjusts the temperature after you leave your house, and learns the times and patterns over time.
- A Nest Smartphone App lets you manage the temperature of your whole house or individual rooms on-the-go regardless of where you are.
Boilers Cheltenham – You could be eligible for a FREE Boiler Grant
Thanks to the Affordable Warmth Scheme from the UK government, known as ECO (Energy Company Obligation), there is help available to replace the cost of an Oil, LPG or Gas Boiler. The funding was set up by the UK Government to help vulnerable customers on low income to improve the energy efficiency of their home. So, to simplify this, the lower the efficiency in the home, the more funding is obtained to replace the boiler, and can mean that you may be able to obtain FULL funding for brand new replacement boilers Cheltenham.
These non-repayable grants are controlled by the ‘Big Six’ energy companies, namely EDF, EON Scottish Power, NPower, SSE, and of course, British Gas.
What’s in it for the Energy companies?
Quite simple, they are buying your carbon reduction as you are going from an old and inefficient boiler to a new A Rated High Efficiency boiler.
How do you Qualify?
If you are in receipt of:
- Child Tax Credits / Working Tax Credits? (*Household income applies)
- Income Related ESA.
- Income Based JSA.
- Pension Guarantee Credits?
- Income Support?
- Universal Credits? (*Household income applies)
You may be eligible to get a completely free or part-funded boiler to replace your older boiler. Boilerhut have limited grants available, so act now. For more information, or to apply online, please click on the link below:
Even if you don’t qualify for a FREE Boiler Grant, don’t be disheartened. Boilerhut have got the highest quality boilers Cheltenham for the lowest price, installed in days, not weeks. We also have attractive payment plans (working with our financial partner Tradehelp), so you can have brand new boilers Cheltenham on small monthly payments, saving you money on energy bills over the long term, essentially the boiler paying for itself.
Online Boiler Quote with Boilerhut
24-48 Hours Installation Time
Most plumbing and heating companies can take up to 4-5 weeks to quote, survey and install the boiler for you. At Boilerhut, we leverage digital technology to make the whole process faster and cheaper for you. Here’s how it works:
- Go to our website at boilerhut.co.uk and get a free online quote which takes around 3 minutes.
- A trained surveyor will call you, and ask you some questions about your current boiler system.
- Also, in addition to this discussion, you may have to provide some photos (so we can check for compliance for Gas Safe and Oftec Regulations) etc.
- We will give you a final confirmation on price, which may vary from the original online estimate from our online quoting system.
- If you accept the final price, we can organize a mutually convenient install date.
If we can’t finalize the quote for you looking at your smartphone pictures, we’ll schedule a no-obligation, completely free home survey within a couple of days, again, not weeks. Upon acceptance of the quote from your side, we can install a boiler or a full central heating system and start the work within 24-48 hours.