New Boiler Installations
We know that choosing a new boiler can be difficult, that’s why our team at Croston Plumbing & Heating are here to help every step of the way.
With gas prices on the increase, there is no better time to switch to energy-efficient boiler. With over 20+ year’s experience, we are your local go to company for your new boiler installation requirements. Our Gas Safe engineers have a wealth of expertise in the installation of a wide range of different brands & models. Download our ‘what to ask your Worcester Bosch accredited installer’, that is packed full of useful information.
What are the signs that my boiler needs replacing?
Boilers are meant to last for many years, but sadly, they do not continue working their best forever. Once your boiler is over 8-10 years old, you might notice that it is no longer working as efficiently as it used to, runs into more problems, and can even become dangerous to your household. This is true even if your boiler does not appear to have any majorly obvious problems.
In recent years, boiler technology has moved on in leaps and bounds and the older models are simply unable to match up to the variety of efficiency levels, smart control options, safety features and more that are available from the boiler market today. Aside from the simple fact that it’s getting older, what are some of the main signs that you need a new energy boiler.
Here are some of the signs that you boiler needs replacing:
Worcester Bosch accredited installers
As a Worcester Bosch accredited installer you can have complete peace of mind that your new boiler with be installed to the highest of standards. Additionally, we are able to provide some exclusive benefits such as extended guarantees up to 12 years and finance options should you need it.
Boiler Types Explained
A combination or ‘combi’ boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, so you won’t need a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the roof space.
They are also very cost-effective and energy-efficient as water is heated instantly rather than being heated and then stored in a cylinder. An added benefit is that hot water is delivered at mains pressure, which means that you could get a powerful shower without the need for a separate pump.
System boilers require a cylinder for storing hot water, however the major heating and hot water system components are built into the boiler itself, making it quicker and easier to install. In addition, there is no need for a tank in the loft, so it can be an option in a home with little or no loft space or where the space is earmarked for a conversion.
These boilers are also compatible with solar water heating systems, which deliver environmental benefits as well as lower energy bills.
Regular boilers (sometimes known as traditional, conventional or heat only boilers) are ideally suited to homes that already have a traditional heating and hot water system which is linked to a separate hot water cylinder. These boilers also need a cold water storage tank in the loft to feed the hot water cylinder as well as a tank that maintains the water level of the central heating system.
A regular boiler may be the best option for replacing an existing boiler if the property has an older radiator system, as it might not be able to cope with the higher water pressure that is delivered by system or combi boilers