Choosing the right boiler will give you the warmth and comfort you need in your home. By installing a SEDBUK Band ‘A’ Rated condensing boiler, you can save up to 30% on your annual bills. UltraGas are here to offer you our advice on the boiler that is right for you.
UltraGas are Worcester Bosch, Vaillant and Glow-Worm Accredited Installers and therefore, we are able to offer our customers extended guarantees of up to 8 years (parts and labour) free of charge.
Building regulations specify that the benchmark requirements and manufacturers guidelines are followed with each installation.
At UltraGas, safety is our main concern for your home and therefore, a FREE carbon monoxide alarm detector is installed with each of our installations. Just like a smoke detector alerting the presence of smoke, a carbon monoxide detector will alert you to the presence of CO. Carbon Monoxide is not visible, it has no smell or taste, so this alarm will give you peace of mind.
Listed below you will find more information on the different types of boilers out there for you. Please contact us on 0208 624 0626 if you would like a free quotation.
Condensing boilers are water heaters in which a high efficiency is achieved by using the waste heat in the flue gases to pre-heat the cold water entering the boiler. The water vapour produced during combustion is condensed into water, which leaves the system via a drain.
Due to this process, a condensing boiler is able to extract more heat from the fuel it uses than a standard efficiency boiler. It also means that less heat is lost through the flue gases.
Combination boilers provide heating and hot water directly from the boiler. They are an increasingly popular choice in UK homes, now accounting for well over half of all the new domestic boilers installed every year.
A combi boiler is both a high-efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler, combined within one compact unit. Therefore, no separate hot water cylinder is required, offering space saving within the property.
Installing a combi boiler allows hot water to be delivered through your taps or shower at mains pressure. So you can enjoy powerful showering without the need for a pump.
A further benefit of a combi boiler is that it can generally save you money on installation time and costs, as there will be no tank in the roof space which means less pipe work and a shorter installation time.
Regular boilers (also known as ‘conventional’ boilers) heat your central heating system directly and produce hot water for your cylinder.
The system can have two water tanks in the loft, a large ‘cold water storage tank’ and a small ‘feed and expansion tank’. The ‘cold water storage tank’ draws water from the cold water mains to refill.
Water from the storage tank feeds cold water down to the cylinder (normally in the airing cupboard). The condensing central heating boiler will heat the cylinder. This then enables the cylinder to release gallons of hot water to taps throughout the house. A pump will also circulate hot water via the pipes to the radiators.
System boilers heat your central heating system directly and produces hot water for your cylinder.
A system boiler, just like a regular boiler works on the principle of stored hot water. However, a system boiler differs from a regular boiler in some important respects.
Firstly, many of the major individual components of the heating and hot water system are built into a system boiler, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier and more efficient.
Secondly, the hot water is pumped from the system boiler through the heating system to the radiators and hot water cylinder, resulting in a fast response and more economical running costs. The system boiler removes the need for a feed and expansion cistern.