Condensing Gas Boilers

High efficiency energy saving condensing gas boilers

Condensing gas central heating boilers are the most energy efficient boilers available offering significant improvements in efficiency and running costs compared to older boilers.

In recent years all gas boilers that have been fitted in the UK have been more efficient, condensing boilers.

They are more efficient because they have larger heat exchangers that recover more heat from the burning gas and sends cooler gases up the flue. Older (non-condensing) boilers waste energy by literally sending a lot of heat out through the flue. Condensing boilers achieve the extra energy efficiency by recycling the hot exhaust to pre-heat the cold water coming in. Flue gases can get so cool that the water vapour in the gas condenses out (hence condensing boiler) – then even more energy is recovered from the condensing vapour, and the efficiency gets even higher.

Is your gas boiler a condensing boiler?

Here is a video of the high specification boilers we install:-ecoTEC_domestic_boilers-2

Here are some clues to indicate if you have a condensing boiler:

  • Plastic flue = condensing boiler, metal flue probably nota condensing boiler.
  • Small plastic pipe going to a drain = a condensing boiler.
  • Gas boiler installed after 2005, then it is should be a condensing boiler.

If you don’t already have an efficient condensing boiler, consider replacing your boiler with a newer, more efficient model. ¬†Boilers account for around 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference.

You can select from a range of the latest condensing and combi boilers from the big name manufacturers like Valiant, Worcester and Ideal.

Older boilers can give off harmful omissions, especially if they have experienced a great amount of wear. Their efficiency also begins to deteriorate, so you could end up paying unnecessarily high fuel bills.

At the very least ensure your old boiler is properly maintained to ensure it is safe and as efficient as possible.

If you want to upgrade to a new gas boiler or have your current gas boiler serviced call Steven Banks on 01462 636376