The price of combination boilers can vary significantly, depending on a number of factors such as warranty, brand and the output. Combination boilers are generally the most popular new boiler type in the UK, due to their compact nature and because there is no need for water storage tanks. But which ones do the installers that come into us love and why? We’re counting down the most popular and best boilers on Mr Central Heating of 2019.
10. Easi-heat 29 combi LPG – 5 year warranty
The Vokera Easi-Heat Plus 29C LPG combi boiler is great for off-grid LPG applications (ie. Running off a gas tank rather than mains). It has some great features including a built-in clock and horizontal flue. Like most combi boilers it’s compact and light enabling a flexible installation with the boiler able to be sited almost anywhere in the home, including a kitchen cupboard.
9. Potterton Titanium 40 – 7 year warranty
No other boiler on the market can rival the Potterton Titanium 40 combination boiler for reliability, flow rate and pedigree, all for a great price. It truly is in a class of its own, offering outstanding performance for baths, showers and taps along with high efficiency. It’s easy to regulate heating and hot water separately via the easy to use heating controls. This boiler has a great output and flowrate for slightly larger homes, perhaps with more than one bathroom and comes with a great 7 year warranty from the manufacturer.
8. Baxi Duotec 24 combi – 7 year warranty
When it comes to boiler installation it's simple to fit (keeping installation costs low), easy to operate and very reliable. The Baxi Duo-tec 24 combination boiler is one of the best value-for-money combi boilers. It’s the ideal choice for installing in a small house or flat with up to ten average size radiators. This boiler is a great everyday boiler, with a sleek design and simple controls. It does the job and it does it well. Here at Mr Central Heating we love a Baxi boiler and are happy to recommend the Duotec to our customers if looking for a smaller boiler. They’re reliable and the reputation speaks for itself.
7. Vokera Easi-flo water heater – 2 year warranty
The Vokera Easi-Flo LE 30kw wall-mounted natural gas water heater provides instantaneous domestic hot water off your mains water supply. Simple, solid and high performing, this multi-point gas water heater can provide a good flow of hot water to several outlets. It’s got a great flow rate of 13.2 litres a minute and will achieve all the water heating needs you may have.
6. Ideal Vogue Max System 32 – 12 year warranty
The Ideal Vogue S32 GEN2 system is a unique boiler innovation combining modern technology with high quality premium components to bring you the very latest in heating intelligence. This stylish boiler not only delivers high performance, reliability and value for money, but is also one of the quietest boilers around thanks to the fully insulated casing. It’s extremely versatile when combined with an Ideal cylinder which you can get over on Mr Central Heating, and will provide the heating and hot water that you need easily and quickly.
5. Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 825 – 5 year warranty
Vaillant’s compact and ultra-quiet operation (Quiet Mark-approved) combination boiler range, the ecoFit Pure 825 combi boiler has a small footprint and total flexibility of siting (with top and rear flue options) so is very versatile when it comes to your heating engineer fitting it in your home. The automatic purging assistance and aluminium heat exchanger makes for a lightweight installation. It also includes a high efficiency pump, accounting for less losses and a better energy saving system. This is great if energy efficiency scores highly on your want list.
4. Vokera Easi-Heat 24 combi – 5 year warranty
The Vokera Easi-Heat Plus 24S system boiler has compact dimensions and a low lift weight, enabling a flexible installation with the boiler able to be sited almost anywhere in the home, including a kitchen cupboard. Standard Vokèra pipework layout enables trouble-free replacement of older Vokèra models so is great for a replacement or upgrade. This one also comes with a generous 5-year warranty and like most Vokera models is extremely easy to operate. This one is a great entry-level boiler at an affordable price.
3. Ideal Max 30 combi – 10 year warranty
The award-winning Logic+ 30 combi boiler has become renowned for its reliability thanks to industry-leading development and proven components making it a dependable solution for both new build and replacement installations. With its compact size and installer-friendly features, installation is quick and simple too. The Ideal Max also comes with built-in frost protection so it can be sited in a garage etc and optional timers to make heating your home even simpler. These Ideal boilers also come with an amazing 10-year warranty, giving you peace of mind in a reliable boiler.
2. Potterton Titanium 24 combi – 7 year warranty
The Potterton Titanium 24 combination boiler provides outstanding Potterton reliability and British manufacturing excellence. Not only does its proven performance for baths, showers and taps mean you'll never be without piping hot water, but it also delivers high efficiency to lower your fuel bills. Intuitive controls make it easy to regulate heating and hot water separately. The Potterton name is known for reliability and good quality, which is exactly what the Titanium range provides. The 24kW is great for smaller properties such as flats and also comes with a generous 7-year warranty. Heating systems such as the Titanium 24 are very energy efficient, so great for your energy bills.
1. Baxi Platinum 28 combi – 10 year warranty
The Baxi name is synonymous with quality and reliability and the Platinum range is no exception. The 28 combi boiler in the range provides optimum heating and hot water performance with minimal running costs making it a firm favourite with householders and installers alike. This premium combination boiler is ideal for a medium to large 3-4 bedroom house with up to 15 average size radiators. It’s easy to see why this one is the most popular, not only is it a great price but it also comes with a fantastic 10-year warranty making it a perfect family home boiler.
2020 will be the year of energy saving as we all become more aware of our impacts on the environment and generations to come. If you’re looking for a way to decrease your carbon footprint then a smart thermostat could be an easy way of introducing that into your home. Mr Central Heating suggests the Nest Thermostat E – a great thermostat that is compatible with a lot of boilers (you will need to check) and controls your heating whilst you’re out of the house to be as efficient as possible, saving energy and in turn, you money.
If you’re looking for a best buy combination boiler, there is a lot of information available to you which can be overwhelming. Hopefully these suggestions of the best types of boiler to buy, from a few of the leading boiler brands, give you an idea of what you might require and what other people have gone for. However, don’t forget that we have all these boiler manufacturers and more over on our website.