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Which Boiler is Best in 2019
Technology evolves at light speed, and when we ask the question Which Boiler is Best in [insert year], we get vastly different answers every year. Because modern condensing boilers can be so similar, every little detail counts. Which is where internal components and their quality come to the fore. Before we delve deeper into the best boiler brands in the UK, quality of internal components and which boiler is best in 2019, let’s first explain what are the types of boilers available.
Types of Boilers – Which Boiler is Best for You?
Short for Combination Boiler, these don’t need extra storage tanks, and provide heating and hot water directly from the boiler. If you haven’t got a large house with many bathrooms, then a combi boiler may be the best option for you. Combi boilers are also generally cheaper and easier to install, which saves you money and time upfront.
If you are new to the world of combi boilers, we’ve published easy-to-understand guides on our blog which may help:
Which boiler is best when it comes to combi boilers? This post may help: Best Combi Boilers in the UK
These are also called standard boilers. The technically accurate term is “Open Vent Boilers”. Conventional or standard boilers require a cold water tank in the loft, and a hot water cylinder elsewhere in the house.
Which boiler is best if your house has more than 2 bathrooms, and hot water may be called simultaneously? A conventional boiler may suit you best.
Sealed System Boilers
The heating and hot water components are built into the boiler. It needs a pressurized unvented cylinder for storing hot water. Unlike a conventional boiler, you don’t need a cold water tank in your loft or attic.
Which Boiler is Best for Your House?
No single type of a boiler is best in all situations. Combi boilers are best for smaller properties, and standard/conventional and system boilers suit larger homes.
When you’re in the market for a new boiler, the most important decision is obviously choosing the right boiler size for your house. Which, again, depends on the size of your house and the number of bathrooms, which will determine your heating and hot water requirements. What’s great with modern condensing boilers is that even if you buy a larger capacity boiler, they will modulate energy usage between 5kW and 30kW depending on the load.
However if you’re moving from a flat to a detached house, your old boiler will not work in your larger new home.
Let’s take a look at the types of boilers suitable for your property type:
Flat/1-2 Bedroom House – 1 Bathroom
If your property size is small, say a house with 1-2 bedrooms, or a 1 bedroom flat, with no more than 1 bathroom, which boiler is best?
You don’t need a high capacity boiler.
Whilst you may have a system boiler, and do not want to change, we would still recommend conversion to a combi. For two reasons. Save space, and save energy. How does a combi boiler save energy? Because it only heats the water on-demand or when needed. A system or regular boiler store water in an unvented cylinder and have to reheat it multiple times to keep the water hot.
Below are the best boilers in this category:
|Viessmann||Vitodens 100-W Combi||26||£1,042.20 inc. VAT||Gas/LPG|
|Worcester Bosch||Greenstar 25i Combi||24||£911.98 inc VAT||Gas/LPG|
|Vaillant||ecoTEC pro Combi||24||£976.32 inc VAT||Gas/LPG|
|Grant UK||Vortex Eco External System 21-26||26||£2,465.31 inc VAT||Oil|
|Viessmann||Vitodens 050-W||29||£825.60 inc VAT||Gas/LPG|
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