Choosing Gas Boilers

Posted on March 21, 2017 in  | Tags:

Gas-fired heating is widely considered to be one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to heat homes all over the world. More and more Irish homeowners are realising the benefits that gas boilers offer and that number is just going to increase with time. If you’re thinking of installing or getting a gas boiler replacement in your new/current home, there are some factors to consider before choosing a boiler that will serve you well.

Let’s take a look at some of them…

Types of Gas Boilers

There are two main types of gas boilers – combination and system gas boilers:

    1. Combination boilers — Combination gas boilers are compact and easy to install, providing heat for radiators as well as delivering hot running water on demand. The main advantage of a combination gas boiler is that you don’t need a water storage cylinder.


  1. System boilers — System gas boilers will also provide heat for the radiators in your home but they are installed with a water storage cylinder, which can provide hot running water to several tap outlets at the same time.


Which Type of Gas Boiler is Best?


Smaller properties are usually best suited to the combination gas boiler as they are particularly good on saving space as no cylinder is required. If you have a small family home with just one bathroom, for example, this type of system would work best for you.


System gas boilers store hot water in a cylinder so that you can have hot running water from several different outlets throughout your home. For this reason, they are ideal for larger families living in bigger family homes. Because of the requirement to have a water cylinder installed with this type of system, your home will need to have adequate loft or attic space in which it can be fitted.


Buying the Best Gas Boiler


The best gas boiler for your home will be the boiler that is most efficient, as it will end up paying for itself in terms of output and heat rate. You should also make sure that the boiler you choose comes with an adequate warranty so that you have that added peace of mind when making your purchase. Talking over your options with a professional gas installer or gas boiler supplier is the best way to determine if you are making a good investment.


What Boiler Size do I Need?


Both combination gas boilers and system gas boilers come in different sizes. The size of boiler you require depends on the number of rooms in your home, as well as the overall space that you’ve got. Pick your gas boiler size carefully as it will have an impact on your heating bill – too large a boiler is wasteful but too small a boiler won’t heat your home adequately.


A gas boiler supplier or installer will help you make the right decision in terms of boiler size and they’ll be able to advise you on how often you should schedule a gas boiler service, which will help to ensure its efficiency.


Ensuring your home is heated and warm is vital for the health and comfort of you and your family, making it important to invest a little time and effort into choosing the right form of home heating for you.

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