• Swyft Energy Boiler Guide

    Regular Boilers

    Suited to: Older systems and larger homes where there is a need for hot water from more than one source.

    Regular boilers are best suited to homes that are already using a traditional heating and hot water system that is connected to a separate hot water cylinder. Regular boilers need a cold-water storage tank in the attic feeding the cylinder and an additional tank which ensures the water level in central heating system is maintained.

    Advantages

    Can use more than 1 hot water source at the same

    Can be used in areas with low water pressure

    Can use 2 or more bathrooms

    Disadvantages

    X A hot water cylinder & storage tank are required

    X You will need to wait for the water to heat up

    X The system can run out of hot water

    Combi Boilers

    Suited to: Smaller properties and apartments without an attic a space and those converting attic spaces.

    A combi or combination boiler is a high efficiency water heater as well as a central heating boiler in one, hence the name “combi”. Combi boilers heat water coming directly from the mains so when you use your taps you can have hot water. It also means you do not need a water cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the attic.

    Advantages

    No hot water cylinder or storage tank required

    Less pipework throughout the property

    Water is heated as it enters the system

    Disadvantages

    X May not be suitable for use with power showers

    X Water flow can be reduced as the water is heated

    X Not suitable for larger homes

    System Boilers

    Suited to: Properties with more than one bathroom, properties without an attic and for those converting attic spaces.

    System boilers use a hot water cylinder for storing water, however majority of the water heating components are built into the boiler and there is no need for a storage tank in the attic.

    Advantages

    Constant hot water to any number of taps

    No storage tank required in the attic

    Economical to run

    Disadvantages

    X You will need to wait for the water to heat up

    X Hot water can run out

    X Cylinder is required

  • Research Pays!

    Investing some time into researching your new boiler system is an investment in your home and one which could save you money in the long run.

     

    It really does pay to know what type of boiler you need and the various considerations you need to make when replacing your boiler.

  • Additional Boiler Guides

    9 Signs you need a new gas boiler

    New Gas Boiler , Gas Boiler Replacement

     

    The average life expectancy of a gas boiler is somewhere in the region of 10 and 15 years. If your boiler is older than 10 years old you need to read this!

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    Considerations when replacing your gas boiler?

    Our quick guide on what you need to know!

    Find out exactly what considerations you need to make when replacing your boiler. This can range from boiler flow rates to future proofing your boiler Investment.

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    The Better Energy Homes Scheme (Grant Funding)

    Boiler & Heating Control Grants

     

    The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides homeowners with access to grants to improve the energy efficiency in their homes.

    Read more here....

    5 things you should know about your boiler system

    The basics

     

    The majority of homeowners know very little about their boiler. To shine some light on your heating system, here is a quick list of what you should know about your boiler.

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    Types of Boilers

    Condensing, Regular, System & Combi Boilers

     

    When it comes to choosing the suitable type of boiler for your home there are a number of factors which need to be considered such as the size of your home, the number of bathrooms, showers, baths, when the house was built etc.

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    What is a system boiler?

    System Boiler, Advantages, Disadvantages

     

     

    The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides homeowners with access to grants to improve the energy efficiency in their homes.Larger households with more than 1 bathroom are well suited to system boilers.

     

    Read more here....

    What is a condensing Boiler?

    Condensing boilers and what they mean for you.

    In a nutshell condensing boilers are more efficient than non condensing boilers, they have increased outputs and they can save you money!

     

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    What is Power flushing and what does it do?

    Power flushing FAQ

     

    Power flushing is basically a method to clean lime, sludge and other deposits from your heating system.

     

     

     

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    Do I need a boiler service?

     

    Information on the advantages of servicing your gas boiler.

     

    Boilers are an essential part of modern living. Although there have been advances in boiler technology, regular servicing is still necessary.

     

    Read more here....

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