New Boiler Installation
If your boiler is over 10 years since it was installed, it will be having a costly impact on your energy bills.
Additionally, older boilers are more harmful to the environment and research indicates they will be only be converting approx. 60% of the fuel they use. In short, the older the boiler the less likely it will be energy efficient.
Here at Xbg Plumbing & Heating, we know that replacing your boiler can be a confusing time. The costs associated with boiler replacement can be expensive, so you need a local company you can trust to give you the best options based upon your heating requirements.
Worcester Bosch - the UK’s top rated boiler brand
At Xbg our exceptional service levels needs a boiler brand that we can trust. This is why our preferred boiler brand of choice is Worcester Bosch. In the 2021 Boiler Brands report carried out by Which? Worcester Bosch was again awarded the top rated boiler brand.
As a Worcester Bosch accredited installer we can offer homeowners a number of exclusive benefits. We know that peace of mind is important, so that’s why we can offer up to a 12 year guarantee on selected boilers.
Does my boiler need to be replaced?
We believe in an transparent and honest approach with all our customers, so will always give you the best advice if your boiler needs replacing. There can be a variety of different reasons that will help identify that your boiler may need replacing. The pilot on your pilot light should burn blue, in the event that’s it’s a different colour, then please call us right away.
Additionally, if you notice strange noises from either the boiler or radiators. You may suddenly hear an increase in noise level, this indicates a problem and needs attention by a qualified gas engineer. Finally, and just as important as the other points, any evidence of any leaks or strange smells coming from your boiler, should be treated as urgent. Please call us 01903 536 502, so we can advise you on the next steps.
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