The Open vent boiler – also known as regular or conventional – is a very popular type of boiler in the UK. Parts include a cold water storage tank in the attic, and a hot water cylinder typically in the airing cupboard.
There are slightly different variations of this setup available, but this is the most common. Because of their popularity, manufacturers such as Viessmann continue to provide some of the industry’s best open vent boilers like the Viessmann Vitodens 100-W.
They have strengths and weaknesses, but their effectiveness depends largely on the type of property you live in.
For this article, we’ll break down what Open Vent boilers are, their benefits, and if they have any flaws. By the end, you’ll have the information you’ll need to ensure your next boiler choice will be the right one.
To find out more about what types of boiler are available, take a look at some of our other blogs:
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- Viessmann vs Worcester Bosch
- Which Boiler is Best in 2019