What is a condensing boiler?
Condensing boilers are the most energy-efficient boilers on the market today. They use less fuel and have lower running costs than other boilers. They achieve this high level of efficiency by extracting heat contained in the combustion gases, which would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere.
Old, conventional boilers have an efficiency rate up to 60%, which means that they convert 60% or less of their fuel into heat, while the efficiency of new condensing boilers can be above 90% (A-rated). This means huge energy savings and significant cuts on your CO2 emissions and gas bills.
There are 2 types of high-efficiency condensing boiler:
- System boiler: heats your hot water through a hot water cylinder
- Combination (combi) boiler: gives you instant hot water without the need for a cylinder
- Each type delivers all the benefits of high-efficiency technology.
Boilers should last up to 15 years. If yours is approaching that age, then think about saving for a new one. If you want to keep your boiler in tip-top condition for longer, annual services are the way to go. They help to keep your boilers efficient and lower the risk of malfunctions. We are happy to advise on the best solution for your home.
Winter is coming – make sure you have your boiler ready for the cold months ahead. Call MPE Plumbing Heating Gas on 020 8896 3477 to make that appointment or head over to our contact page.