Installing a new central heating system or replacing an old boiler with a new high-efficiency boiler and improving your heating controls, could cut your heating bills by up to 40% straight away.
Choosing a new central heating system can be a confusing and complicated task. Burton's Plumbing & Heating can assist you with choosing the right heating system for your household needs. We specialise in the installation of high quality full gas central heating systems, combi conversions and boiler replacements.
We can supply and fit all types of heating systems from the leading manufacturers, Vaillant, Worcester, Ideal, Baxi and Potterton. We can offer a full 7 year guarantee on Worcester boilers and we can offer a full 5 year extended warranty on Vaillant boilers.
What are the different types of boilers?
The major difference between a combi boiler and any other type of boiler is that it eliminates the need to store hot water, meaning no hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. It is both a high-efficiency water heater and central heating boiler, combined (hence the name combi) within one compact unit which usually sits in the kitchen or utility room. The Combination Boiler results in space saving from the fact there is no hot water storage cylinder, cold water storage, cistern or other familiar components of a regular (conventional) heating system.
A high efficiency condensing boiler works on the principle of recovering as much as possible of the waste heat which is normally rejected to the atmosphere from the flue of a conventional (non-condensing) boiler. This is accomplished by using an extra-large heat exchanger or sometimes two heat exchangers within the boiler which maximises heat transfer from the burner as well as recovering useful heat which would normally be lost with the flue gases.
Regular (Conventional Boiler)
Regular boilers heat your central heating system directly producing hot water for your cylinder. If you are replacing an older model of boiler, the chances are that you will have a regular (also known as ‘conventional’) boiler. A typical regular boiler system incorporates a boiler, extended controls, a hot water cylinder which is often fed by a cold water storage cistern located in the loft and a feed and expansion cistern – also located in the loft.