The right heating controls ensure your home is kept at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat, therefore helping you to keep energy costs down.
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There are so many types of boilers, finding the right one for your home can feel like a long, daunting prospect. But this shouldn’t be the case.
The team of expert engineers at 50five are on hand to offer smart advice, to help you find the most suitable boiler for your household. But, if you don’t have time to give us a call yet, or are still doing your research, we have put together a quick overview on the various types of boilers.
Not all homes have access to the mains gas grid, so are fitted with oil boilers. They work in a similar way to gas boilers but use oil to heat the water for your radiators. Most oil boilers have internal hot water storage to supply the water, rather than on demand such as what you’d receive from a gas boiler. Oil must also be delivered to your home and stored in a large tank – which can be very costly.
There are a few things to consider before you go ahead and choose a boiler. The main points to ask yourself are:
If you have access to the mains gas supply, it would be more efficient for your house to be fitted with a gas boiler. To reduce your carbon footprint and cost of your energy bills, a modern combi boiler will make a huge difference as heating your home and water accounts for over 50% of your annual energy bills.
Oil boilers are an effective way to heat your home – but the cost of your oil supply and maintenance can be very high. The energy efficiency rating of your home will also be very high – which makes it an unattractive option if you are looking to sell.
An alternative to oil boilers – or even gas boilers – is an air source heat pump. Air source heat pumps are up to 4 times more efficient than conventional gas or oil boilers and are a renewable energy source. For every 1kW of electricity used to power the pump, you receive up to 4kW of heat. Producing renewable energy will lower your fuel bills, provide you with consistent heat and are one of the most energy efficient forms of heating.
At 50five, we aim to provide our customers with the best smart home and heating solutions. Our vast knowledge on heating solutions ensures you are fully aware of the solutions available to you; and working in partnership with leading manufacturers such as Ideal Boilers and Vaillant means we provide you with solutions we truly believe in.