What is a System Boiler?
Like a regular system, this used stored hot water. As the water is pumped from the boiler and straight into the hot-water tank and radiators, it is a more economical system. Also, many of the components of the system are built-in making it easier, quicker and more affordable to install.
Oil fired boilers
Whilst natural gas continues to be the preference for the majority of homes in the UK it is still possible to have a high efficiency oil fired boilers with all the same advantages as a gas fired system. In a similar way to gas boilers recent changes in building regulations (April 2007) have required oil fired boilers to meet exacting standards in efficiency.
Are there oil fired combi boilers?
The majority of oil fired boilers are installed where gas is not available and whilst they are now very efficient burning a form of kerosene they are not quite as flexible as gas fired boilers.
- an electronic timer or programmer that allows seperate switching of heating and hot water
- a room thermostat
- themostatic radiator control valves
- seperate thermostatic control on the hot water system
If everyone in the UK with gas or oil heating installed a high efficiency condensing boiler we would save enough fuel to heat 1.9 million homes a year and reduce CO2 emissions by 6.7 million tons
There are now almost 50 boiler manufacturers in the UK so it is essential to get professional advice on buying a suitable boiler to meet the demands of your home and modern living. Our professional and friendly staff will of course advise you on the most appropriate boiler to meet your requirements and budget. Fortunately most existing systems will accept a modern boiler without too much additional work being required apart from the installation of the new boiler. It is however important to have good heating controls as well, these require a minimum of 4 things:-
Additional controls that may be worth considering to get the very best from a central heating system include intelligent heating controls, a weather compensator, a boiler energy manager and full zone control.