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A gas boiler, fuelled with natural gas, oil, LPG or propane (etc), is the most common kind of appliance used for central heating in Ditherington and throughout the United Kingdom. It heats water which flows through pipes or a radiator, and it is used for hot water in the home as well as for a central heating system. It is also used for radiant floor heating systems. An annual boiler inspection and maintenance check by a registered “Gas Safe” gas boiler service heating engineer is essential for safety and comply with UK Law.

The Engineer will make sure that the heating system is installed according to regulations during the annual central heating and boiler inspection, that it is safe and it is working efficiently according to the manufacturers’ instructions. If this is done properly every year, gas boiler breakdowns and the resulting emergency repair work can often be avoided.

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Ditherington Super Low Energy Combi Boiler Inspection – A Number of Things You Will Want to Know

Worcester-Bosch are undoubtedly one of the leading manufacturers of gas fired boilers in the UK, with a rich history spanning 50 years of production, Worcester are one the household names to look for when purchasing a new gas boiler for your home.

In August 2012, Worcester announced the launch (although to many say it was a revision) of the new Greenstar CDi Classic Combination Boiler Range.

A total of 8 models of boilers have been launched, they are:

Greenstar 29Cdi Classic - (Formerly Greenstar 27Cdi)

Greenstar 34Cdi Classic - (Formerly Greenstar 30Cdi)

Greenstar 38Cdi Classic- (Formerly Greenstar 37Cdi)

Greenstar 42Cdi Classic - (Formerly Greenstar 42Cdi)

All models are available in either standard natural gas, or in an LPG option for those in remote locations.

So What's The Difference?

Most notably, the Greenstar Classic range have had a whole host of internal upgrades and improvements with the clever introduction of a more energy efficient standby mode. With consumers continually looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption within the home, Worcester have managed to reduce the standby electricity output of the CDi boilers from 9W to just 3.5W in the new CDi Classic Boilers.

This enables customers to benefit from a more energy efficient source of heating and hot water, which will have a positive impact on electricity bills. Therefore keeping a high standard in energy efficiency and maintaining the SEBUK A-Rated performance values in excess of 90% efficient.

The overall outputs of 27kW, 30kW and 37kW within the CDi range have been upgraded to 29kW, 34kW and 38kW in a move which substantially improves performance in flow rates, giving better hot water service to bathrooms and kitchens.

In addition to this increase in performance and reduction in energy consumption, the everyday operation has not been overlooked in this overhaul. The introduction of a magnetic flap access panel has greatly improved upon the Greenstar CDi's original push and click mechanism, a feature which often failed with many years of use.

With peace of mind and reduced costs on everyone's minds, Worcester haven't scrimped on the warranty either, with a current promotion of a full 5 Year parts and labour warranty on the boiler and a huge 10 Year Warranty on the primary heat exchanger.

Some features and benefits at a glance:

  • Best boiler efficiency rating SEDBUK band A
  • Fully condensing in both central heating and domestic hot water modes
  • Keep hot facility - instantly available hot water
  • Extremely small standby electrical output of 3.5W - energy efficient
  • Wall mounting frame allows pipework to be hidden from view
  • Vertical pre-piping kit
  • Below boiler pipe cover
  • Earth bonding strip
  • Low NOx and CO2 emissions - environmentally friendly
  • 5 year boiler guarantee until 31st December 2012, terms and conditions apply (standard guarantee: 2 years)
  • 10 year guarantee on primary heat exchanger
  • 5 year anti-scale guarantee on domestic hot water heat exchanger
  • Hot water and central heating temperatures can be controlled
  • Multi-directional fluing means boiler can be sited in a wider variety of places
  • Mechanical, digital and new generation intelligent controls all compatible
  • Heat load and flow generated precisely to meet the heating system's requirements using a modulating pump

With the introduction of the new Greenstar Classic Combination boilers in 2012, Worcester's continued program of improvements ensures they remain the UK's favoured choice for boiler manufacturer, there is no better time to purchase a combi boiler to reduce bills and save energy.

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Combi boilers have a lot of advantages over conventional boilers, but also a few small drawbacks. This article will open your eyes to the things you should consider when purchasing a cheaper model. There are many models of combi boilers available in the market, and like in every other product, the price usually matches the quality and determines the results (you get what you pay for).

1) Possible scaling of the DHW heat exchanger
If the water company in your area, supplies you with hard water, chances are that your DHW heat exchanger will scale with time. In that scenario, you will have two choices; either replace it with an original piece from the manufacturer (which won't be cheap), or replace the whole boiler. Of course this problem can occur with any conventional tank as well, as this is one of the effects of hard waters. The latest and more expensive combi boilers are already designed to reduce scaling as much as possible. Another thing you could do is run softened water through it, but that would definitely invalidate your warranty.

2) No option of electric immersion heater
With a conventional water storage tank, if for some reason the boiler fails, you have the option of using an emergency electric immersion heater. But the combi boiler is tankless and this option would not be valid.

3)Possible incompatibility between gas pipes
You may need to upgrade the gas supply pipe, because the diameter may not comply with the regulations for installing combi boilers.

4)Good showers, slower baths
Although one of the combis' strengths is to be able to deliver high pressurized water in both your hot and cold taps, a cheaper model may have a modest flow rate of hot water. That is no problem if you are a shower person, because it will supply just what you need to take a nice hot shower. Nevertheless, it maybe a little slower for your bathtub to fill up.

5)It does not deliver instant hot water to all taps
If the boiler is far away from the tap you are using, it may take a few minutes for the hot water to come through, as it has to travel through many meters of cold water filled pipes. This is not a problem when filling up a tub or taking a shower, but if you just want instant hot water to wash your hands or fill up a basin, it may be irritating to have to wait and see an amount of cold water being wasted down the drain.

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For Ditherington Systems We Usually Suggest Purchasing From The Top Combi Boiler Range

Are you looking to buy a new gas boiler? Whether your old one has packed up or you want an upgrade to become more energy efficient there are some things you need to know before you decide to buy. What's more boilers do not come cheap so you should do your research and read reviews before you buy your new boiler.

Your gas boiler is a very important part of your home providing hot water and warmth during the cold months. Most people take their boiler for granted it is only when it stops working you realise how important it is.

Considerations

The position of where your boiler will be in your home could have an impact on what kind of boiler you go for. If you live in a home with more than one bathroom this may impact the kind of boiler you install due to the demands imposed on the system. If you have any plans to extend into your loft this may restrict your ability to go for a regular boiler as they require loft space for feed and expansion tanks.

When looking for a new boiler shop around for the best price and get a variety of quotes from different boiler manufacturers. You will find prices can vary from supplier to supplier. The price of the boiler may include things like delivery and after sales support so make sure you compare like for like.

You may also be able to get your new gas boiler on finance to spread the cost. If you are looking for a British Gas boiler they often do deals for example they are currently running an offer which gives one year interest free credit.

When it comes to buying your new gas boiler keep your prepared budget in mind as a successful sales consultant may try and up sell you lots of extras. This is why it is very important to do your research before you buy. When you get a quote ask for a written quote which is itemised so you know how much you are paying for parts and labour.

When looking for a new gas boiler consider its energy efficiency, more efficient boilers can reduce carbon emissions and will allow you to benefit from reduced heating bills. You may find the more energy efficient boiler shave a slightly higher price however over time you more than make up for this in cheaper utility bills.

There are a few different types of boiler regular system and combi. More often than not the kind of property you live in will determine which the best gas boiler is for you. Living in a flat will most likely lead you to buy a combi boiler. If you live in a large house you may go for a regular or system boiler. If you are unsure talk to an expert you want to make sure you make the right decision before you buy.

As a new gas boiler can be expensive and provide such an important function within the home you should consider taking out some sort of aftercare support. A gas boiler problem may be expensive to fix but some kind of gas boiler servicing contract could make it much more affordable should a fault occur.

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