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Our ranges use the latest in boiler technology to keep your home warmer for longer.

Advantages of having a modern boiler:

  • Energy efficiency up to 98%
  • A reduction in energy use by up to 30% compared to old heating systems
  • Produces hot water and a warm home quickly
  • Value for money and quick to install
  • Less soot during combustion

A simple guide to the different boiler types

Combination (Combi)

Combi boilers are quite simply boilers which do two different things in combination. They heat water as well as providing central heating for your home from the same unit.

These boilers heat the water as it comes out of your tap so you don’t need a water storage tank in your property. Combi boilers are connected straight to your water mains so the water is only heated as and when you need it.

Combi boilers are perfect for homes with limited space. They are compact, cost-effective and energy efficient. As combi boilers don’t need a water tank or cylinder they are ideal for properties where space is precious. Combi boilers are one of the most popular choices in the UK.

System boilers

Our modern system boilers keep your home warm while maintaining a constant level of hot water for your home. This type of boiler stores hot water in a hot water cylinder, normally kept in an airing cupboard.

System boilers are a good solution for homes with more than one bathroom as they are capable of providing constant hot water to any number of different hot water outlets at the same time.

Regular boilers (open vent)

Open vent or ‘regular boilers’ work as a heating system only. They are able to keep your home warm through a central heating system and also provide hot water through a hot water storage cylinder. Regular heating systems require a cylinder which is often kept in an airing cupboard and a cold water tank usually in the loft.

Open vent boilers suit homes with multiple bathrooms where water pressure is low in the area. The water storage tank means a lot of hot water can be supplied to multiple bathrooms at the same time. They are good if water pressure is typically low in your area as the water is stored in a tank ahead of use.

How do you find the right heating system for your home?

To make sure you’re making the best choice of boiler for your home speak to one of your local Glow-worm installers and they’ll be able to advise you on the best option.

An installer will be able to advise you based on your current heating system, your hot water and heating demands and the area you live in. From this, the installer will be able to recommend the most suitable heating system for your property and lifestyle.

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