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Boilers Cheltenham | Which Boiler is Best in 2018

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About Cheltenham

New York Times describes Cheltenham as the cultural centre of The Cotswolds.  The Independent described Cheltenham as a ‘Design Destination’ which has lots of new-generation and stylish places to eat, drink and stay.  Cheltenham is known for the architectural and heritage features that are still visible today, and a newer generation of visitors are visiting the place more and more to experience the more modern redevelopments.

Winters in Cheltenham can get quite cold, with snowfall expected at any time.  The absolute minimum is −20.1 °C, set during December 1981.  While we haven’t witnessed temperatures that low in a long, long time, the 2018 Beast from the East definitely managed to annoy a lot of people, us included.  Our phone lines went berserk with people who had 12 year old boilers which suddenly stopped working.  Or condensing boilers with frozen condensate pipes.

Cheltenham 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 buy a new boiler?

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Temperatures often get near freezing point during the winter nights in Cheltenham, and if your boiler is more than 12 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.  On top of losing your money on energy bills because of an old, inefficient boiler, chances are it could be heading for a boiler breakdown at any moment.  As a boiler installation business, we’ve seen it happen way too many times.  You are also leaving a large carbon footprint by not being energy efficient.  Not only wasting fuel, but adding to the total carbon emissions.  There are a couple of ways you can go about looking for new boilers Cheltenham.

Condensing Boilers will Save you Money

Your boiler’s internal components go through extremely high temperatures and mechanical stresses on a daily basis.  Over time the internal components corrode and lose efficiency, dropping to 70% or even 50% in some cases where things are really bad.  That means for every £100 you’re spending on fuel, you may be losing 30% to 50% because of your boiler.

Modern, A-rated condensing boilers in Cheltenham achieve sky high efficiency, 90% and above, by condensing the water vapour in the exhaust gases, and recovering its latent heat of vaporisation, which would otherwise have been wasted in a non-condensing boiler.

Best Combi Boilers Cheltenham 2018

Everyone waits until the last moment to take action.  If you have an old boiler which has been repaired countless times, and you’re reading this article in the summer, there’s no better time to replace your boiler.  Do it now.  Not only do you get summer prices, but the boiler replacement/installation is carried out with minimal disruption.  You also have enough time to resolve any lingering heating or hot water problems before winter arrives.  So, please be proactive and switch to A-rated condensing boilers Cheltenham.  Below is a list of what we think are the best boilers available in Cheltenham on great online boiler deals.  This list is in order based on our preference, backed up by heating engineers with over 40 years experience:

  1. Viessmann Vitodens 050-W and 100-W
  2. Worcester Bosch 29CDi Classic
  3. Vaillant ecoTEC Plus
  4. Ideal Logic Plus 24
  5. Baxi EcoBlue Plus

Factual Boiler Comparison and Reviews:

Worcester Bosch vs Viessmann

Worcester Bosch vs Vaillant

Ideal or Worcester Boiler

Viessmann boiler installation in Cheltenham: Happy Client

Recently the Boilerhut team did a boiler installation for a client in Cheltenham.  He got an online boiler 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:

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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.  Their Vitodens 200-W boiler is close to 98% efficiency.

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?

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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.

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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 Viessmann models like the 200-W are close to 98% 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.  Along with 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 Boilerhut Combipack 4 Room Thermostat (Boiler Plus Compliant) – 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.

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Online Boiler Quote for Best Boilers Cheltenham

1-3 Days Installation Time

If you’re used to plumbing and heating companies taking 4-5 weeks to quote, survey and install the boiler for you, you are in for a surprise.  At Boilerhut, we leverage digital technology to make the whole process much, much faster and cheaper for you.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to our website at and get a free online quote which takes around 3 minutes.
  2. A trained surveyor will call you and ask you some questions about your current boiler system.
  3. We will give you a final confirmation on price, which may vary from the original online estimate depending on your circumstances.
  4. If you accept the final price, we can organize a mutually convenient install date.
  5. You may have to provide some photos of your existing boiler system, so we can check for compliance for Gas Safe and Oftec Regulations etc.

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 1-3 days.

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