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One of the most energy efficient boilers available today is a condensing boiler.
Although high efficiency boilers require a higher initial investment, they are very economical, and repay the extra initial cost in fuel savings.
Up to 30% more efficient than standard boilers.
Operating efficiencies can be as much as 98% and more compared with a standard boiler
More environmentally friendly as less carbon dioxide is produced.
Boilers are available from all leading boiler manufactures in many different sizes to suit all individual requirements. We at Blue Flame Heating Solutions recommend Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilers.
Your home's central heating system involves the health and comfort of your family for many years. Therefore, it is important you choose a heating system that best suits you and your family's needs now and for the foreseeable future.
We often overlook the fact that the real cost of a heating system is the annual fuel costs (gas or oil) - not the cost of the installation!
In 2007 new regulations came into force in Scotland which state new boilers have to be high-efficiency A and B-rated condensing boilers.
There are 3 different types of high-efficiency condensing boiler:
There are also 3 primary fuels available depending on where you live, Natural Gas, Liquid Petroleum Gas and Oil. Each type delivers all the benefits of high-efficiency technology, but which one you choose will depend on several factors, including your property, your lifestyle and the professional advice of your CORGI (gas) or OFTEC (oil) registered installer.
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COMBINATION BOILER SYSTEM
The combination boiler system is probably the simplest form of central heating system available.
A Combination boiler is two appliances in one - an instantaneous water heater and a pressurised central heating boiler.
The main benefit of a combination boiler is that no hot water cylinder or pipework is required as it heats water directly from the cold mains giving continuous hot water on demand to all taps at mains pressure.
As water is only heated when required it is usually more efficient and economical than a hot water storage cylinder which is part of a conventional system.
One of the major drawbacks of this system is that hot water will normally only flow at a reasonable rate from one tap at a time therefore this system is not ideal for installations with more than one bathroom/shower room. Another disadvantage of this system is the heat flow to radiators is interrupted whilst hot water is being drawn.
A combination boiler system is better suited to smaller properties for the reasons given above
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A regular boiler is often also referred to as a "traditional" or "conventional" boiler.
With this type of system hot water cannot be provided on demand but must be stored, usually in a copper cylinder (usually located in an airing cupboard) and a cold water tank above it (usually in the attic) as well as a smaller central heating header tank (also usually in the attic).
As the water is pre-heated and stored, it can be used by more than one tap at a time without significant loss of flow. The Conventional system is particularly suited to the larger property with more than one bathroom or where mains water pressure is too low for a mains operated appliance such as a combination boiler or unvented cylinder.
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Unlike a Combi, both a System boiler and a Regular (conventional) boiler work on the principle of stored hot water -- but a system boiler differs from a regular boiler in some important respects. Many of the major individual components of the heating and hot water system are built in, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier and more efficient.
The boiler includes an expansion vessel so there is no requirement for a feed and expansion tank in the loft, which allows the installation to save space and installation time.
To improve efficiency and energy saving please see the intelligent and programmable controls available for all system types on our Controls Page
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For total peace of mind, the latest and best technology, reliability and energy efficiency BLUE FLAME HEATING SOLUTIONS recommend and install Worcester Bosch boilers
Blue Flame Heating Solutions are members of the CORGI and OFTEC Competent Persons self-certification scheme and all new installations will be notified to the relevant building control and the owner will be issued with a 'building regulations compliance' certificate.
For all your boiler servicing, repairs or installation requirements contact us Blue Flame Heating Solutions 01382 84 83 84
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