If you have decided that your gas boiler is too old and needs to be changed, there are a lot of ways to do it. Achievements of the modern science and techniques allow you to choose a new boiler among combination or combi boilers, heat only boilers, system boilers and back boilers. These are the main types of condensing boilers which are considered to be the modernest, the cleanest and the ‘greenest’ way to heat your home. As a result, during the latest five years more than eight million ‘condensing boilers’ appeared in homes across the whole Britain.
The fact of the matter is that people were really impressed by the number of the benefits of condensing gas boilers (high energy efficiency, environmental safety, less cycling, lower fuel bills, compact sizes, etc.) and didn’t even imagine what a great problem they would face in the near winter. Hundreds of thousands of people found themselves trembling because their shiny new boilers had broken without a warning. For example, Charlie Mullins, MD of Pimlico Plumbers in London, mentioned that in that period f time they had had two times more call-outs as in the same period before. That happens because in cold weather the pipe that must take waste water from the back of the condensing boiler just freezes and causes shutting down of the whole system. Then it was found out that almost 90% of advertised benefits of condensing gas boilers were myths.
So we think that it is time to recollect our old and reliable non-condensing gas boilers that also have its pros and cons.
Disadvantages of non-condensing gas boilers:
Advantages of non-condensing gas boilers:
So we advise you to think well before buying a new boiler. Maybe, there is no sense to throw out a working old non-condensing boiler and change it with a condensing one. Or if you don’t have any boiler, check carefully which one you really need.