Free Combi Boiler
It is just possible that you might be eligible to benefit from a free boiler grant which will help you replace your old inefficient boiler with a more energy efficient one. For the majority of homes this is likely to be a ‘combi’ or ‘combination’ boiler, which is typically found in more than two-thirds of homes in the UK.
A new boiler combi boiler is not only better for the environment, but is more efficient and will also help you save large amounts on your energy bills in future. Under the ECO Scheme, the Government is helping UK households replace their boiler with more efficient cost effective boilers which also help with its commitment to carbon footprint reduction targets.
If you are eligible to have your old boiler replaced, and it is likely that a combi boiler is the most suitable option for you, do you know what you are going to be getting? Here we outline some of the features and benefits of having a combi boiler in your home…
What is a combi boiler?
A combination boiler powered and provides both central heating and hot water on demand in the home. It is considered the most economical choice for the majority of homes and usually the most energy efficient option.
Combi boilers heat your home and provide hot water, without the need for a separate water tank or cylinder, and for this reason they are a much more compact option than other central heating systems and therefore take up less room. This makes them ideal particularly for houses that are limited for space.
As a combi boiler heats hot water only when you need it, this is more energy efficient than other systems which rely on heating a full tank of water when only a small amount of water may be required. Hot water is delivered at mains pressure, meaning it generally gives you consistent water pressure, allowing you to enjoy brilliant powerful showers.
Main features of combi boilers::
- Instant hot water on demand
- No need for a separate hot water cylinder or water tank
- Usually the most energy efficient boiler
Who should use a combi boiler?
Combi boilers are best suited to small families where hot water demand is not overly large. Due to their compact size, they are ideal for homes with limited space. Gas powered combi boilers are the most common.
If your household is large or uses a lot of hot water, perhaps having several bathrooms and a large number of radiators, then a conventional boiler system would probably be more suited than a combi boiler. We may still help you if you are eligible and you require an alternative boiler option to a free combi boiler.
What are the benefits of using a combi boiler?
Combi boilers have many advantages over other types of boilers, which makes them the best option for the majority of homes. The benefits of combi boilers include the following:
- Space saving – The boiler unit itself is compact and tidy so take up minimal space.
- Self contained – No need for a separate water tank or cylinder in the loft.
- Faster – Immediately provides hot water heated on demand so no waiting time required.
- Mains pressure – Hot water is delivered at water mains power, ensuring good pressure showers.
- Highly efficient – Better performance when compared to older boiler models.
- Saving – A newer combi boiler could help you to save hundreds a year on your heating bills.
- Ease of installation – Being in one unit means it is usually much quicker and less costly to install.
- Cleaner – There will less build up of sludge because the water is cleaner as piped directly from the mains and not a tank which might contain debris and rust.
- Cheaper maintenance – Far less complex than other boiler systems and easier to service and find replacement parts should a problem occur.
Are combi boilers any good/reliable?
A new combi boiler will be likely to provide you with many years of excellent service, usually requiring only a regular annual service to keep it in tip top working condition. Combi boilers are far more efficient when compared with older boiler models or other types of boilers.
Since they are much more efficient this could help you save hundreds of pounds each year on your heating bills. As they are less complex than other heating systems, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, they can very easily be repaired without significant cost.
Why are combi boilers more efficient?
The main reason that a combi boiler is more efficient than other boiler types is because the water is only heated at the point when you need it. Systems that require water tanks or cylinders will heat the entire tank, even if only a small amount of water is required.
A combi boiler maximises the amount of energy that is directly used to heat the water and help cut down on your energy bills, as well as reducing your carbon footprint. Modern condensing boilers are generally in the region of 89-94% efficient, whereas much older boilers depending on their age can be down to as little as 60% efficient, so it makes sense to switch to a much more efficient boiler that can make you long-term savings.
How much could a new combi boiler save me?
A new A-rated combi boiler is going to work more much efficiently than any heating and hot water system that you currently have in your home. Estimates vary but it could be possible that the installation of a new boiler could help you save as much as £300 a year on your heating bills.
With the lengthy warranties available with new boilers, this also protects you from the cost of breakdown should something unexpected go wrong with your boiler. With an old boiler, if you have one, there’s a certain inevitably that you are going to be faced with a repair bill sooner rather than later, so you can avoid this by seeing if you are eligible for a grant for a combi boiler today.
What brands could I get if I’m eligible for a free combi boiler grant?
We focus on providing two main boiler brands – Baxi and Worcester Bosch – which we believe are best suited to the needs of our customers. Both are backed by excellent warranties providing you with peace of mind with your new boiler installation.
Combi boilers are available in a range of sizes – generally available in 24 to 40kW outputs – and we will supply one to suit your home. As a general rule, the larger the house, the higher the kilowatt should be.
If you qualify for a grant for a boiler, we will help you determine which boiler type you require in your home, and will be able to advise you what size boiler is needed, depending on the requirements at your home, based on factors such as how many radiators and bathrooms you have.
Find out if you’re eligible today
If the idea of a new combi boiler sounds appealing, find out if you are eligible for a Free Combi Boiler Grant today. Even if you are not eligible, we can still help you find a new combination boiler or other boiler option at a highly competitive price.
Grants for combi boilers could be available to you if you:
- Receive income related benefits
- Are a UK homeowner
- Your boiler is 7+ years old?
Waste money no longer on your heating bills and check to see if a grant for a combi boiler is available to you under the Government backed scheme.