Our Top Five heat only boilers.
Heat only boilers are the first of the boilers, before modern advances. Life has changed considerably over the last few years due to technology and innovation and the way we heat our homes and get hot water has also changed to the more efficient condensing boiler. Although not at the break neck speed of other industries, the main driver has been efficiency and reliability. There are other boiler types too and the best boiler depends on your own individual situation and not necessarily dependant on the type of boiler installed.
When it comes to other types of boiler, the Combination boiler (also known as the combi boiler) now dominates the market with the instantaneous water heating suiting the demand for showers rather than baths. The conventional boiler or heat only boilers has been superseded in most cases by one unit and the reliance on water storage has been reduced.
One interesting thing about the combination boiler is that because the boiler heats water directly you will not need a water tank or hot water cylinder as it will take the mains water in directly into the boiler itself. This helps save a lot of space since cold water tanks take up a lot of space. When it comes to gas boilers the combi is very popular. Remember if you are replacing a boiler then you should get an expert to install it, such as a gas safe approved engineer.
The term conventional (or regular boiler) has also been lost and replaced with heat only boilers, which maybe complements combi but it does confuse. So if your central heating system has a storage cylinder, separate pump and water storage tanks in the loft for cold water storage you generally have a heat only boiler. There are still lots sold in the UK as replacements but they are normally upgraded to system boilers and unvented cylinders like the Everflo Rapide Plus high pressure cylinder.
The death of the heat only boiler is still a long way off as it is still required and still a great option but you just need to make sure that you have the right control like a Nest Learning Thermostat. Heat only boilers are great for larger heating systems or systems where you have different areas to heat or zones. Heat only boilers work by heating hot water directly in the heat exchangers.
Also when you need a bigger than normal pump or have a big system you may be best with a heat only. Here at Mr Central Heating we grew up on conventional boilers and know how many Potterton Netaheat, Greenstar, Ideal Boilers, Worcester Bosch, Profiles, Prima’s and Glow-worm Ultimate’s, Microns and Baxi Solos we sold, so if you have one of these give a call because we love to hear about how old it is.
Here is a list of our Best Buy Top Five Heat Only Boilers
There are a range of different boiler brands in the market and when it comes to their best boiler models we recommend the following if you're in the market for a new boiler that is heat only:
No.1 is the Potterton Titanium 15KW. This is 50,000 BTU heat only boiler (also called regular, open vent or conventional) with its small dimensions is ideal for installation in a standard kitchen cupboard.
No.2 is another Potterton Titanium Heat only 18KW because once again it replaces the old Netaheat 10/16 and Baxi Solo 60,000 and Solo 18KW.
No.3 is the Ideal Logic Max 24 heat only which has a long 10 Year warranty. When it comes to boiler installation this boiler is easy to fit keeping installation costs lower, and it also has the advantage of being light weight. With a compact cupboard fit, this heat only appliance can be conveniently installed into a standard kitchen cupboard.
No.4 is the Vokera Easi-Heat 18VHE – 20KW is under £500 and is designed for easy installation. Standard Vokèra pipework layout enables trouble-free replacement of older Vokèra models.
No.5 is the Vaillant Plus 435 boiler that packs a punch with 35KW of output. Ideally suited for the larger homes and has all the benefits of a Vaillant brand.
Generally the heat only boilers we stock are all energy efficient and will help keep your energy bills lower than an old out of date heat only boiler, since the latest technology has to adhere to more stringent energy saving rules and regulations. Energy efficiency plays an important part in boiler design. Read up on the energy efficiency ratings that British boilers adhere to if you want to know more how to save money on your fuel bills. Another thing to consider is fuel type as this can dictate the type of boiler that you can install.
Find out more about heat only boilers and view all available heat only boilers at https://www.mrcentralheating.co.uk/boilers/boilers-by-type/heat-only-boilers