Want to know a bit more about central heating? Here you can read some basic information on different central heating systems.

 

combination boilers

Combination boilers

Combination boilers (known as combi boilers) are fast becoming the number one choice for homeowners in and around Cambridge. They represent low maintenance cost and deliver instant hot water. See our page on combi vs conventional for the pros and cons of the different heating systems

unvented cylinder

Unvented cylinders

Unvented cylinders supply mains water pressure throughout the whole house and eliminate the need for cold-water tanks in the loft. They require a high flow of the mains water to work to their full potential, so good mains water pressure is essential. It can be very difficult and sometimes even impossible to achieve in Cambridge do to the mains water system being undersized.

conventional boiler

Conventional / Regular boiler:

Conventional boilers are the traditional systems that have been around for years. They work alongside a cold-water tank in the loft and a hot water cylinder. They have a feed & expansion tank in the loft along with a open vent pipe, making the system open to the atmosphere. If you want to have a decent shower on the first floor you most likely have to install a Shower Booster Pump to increase the pressure at the hot water outlet.

 

system boiler

System Boilers

System boilers are probably the best solution when used with an unvented hot water cylinder. Suitable for all types of properties as there is no need for the installation of tanks in the loft space. However they are the most economical when installed in a larger property where hot water has to travel far from the cylinder to the outlets.

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FAQ for Central Heating Systems Cambridge

How much should a boiler installation cost?
A new boiler costs £600 – £2,500, depending on the model and type of system. A new combi boiler costs £500 – £900 for a budget model, £900 – £1,200 for a mid-range model and £1,000 – £2,000 for a premium model depending on the size of the boiler.23 Jun 2021

Which Worcester boiler is best?
The Greenstar 30i is Worcester’s best seller and over a million of them are in homes throughout the UK. If choosing between the two, then do consider opting for the Greenstar 30i over the Greenstar 25i as they are known to be much more reliable and often don’t have too much disparity in price.13 Jul 2021

Is a Worcester boiler worth it?
Advice from an experienced engineer However, in my experience, if you want a boiler that’s going to last you in the long term, a Worcester Bosch is always worth the price tag. The brand has proven itself time and time again to be reliable, long-lasting and efficient.10 Nov 2017

How much does it cost to service a Worcester Bosch boiler?
How much does a Worcester boiler service cost? Assuming your Worcester or Worcester Bosch boiler is working normally, without any known faults, a standard service should set you back around £100 including VAT. However, some companies may charge a little less, and some (for instance, national companies) a little more.5 Feb 2019

Which Worcester boiler is best?
The Greenstar 30i is Worcester’s best seller and over a million of them are in homes throughout the UK. If choosing between the two, then do consider opting for the Greenstar 30i over the Greenstar 25i as they are known to be much more reliable and often don’t have too much disparity in price.13 Jul 2021

Are British Gas expensive for boiler installation?
In our experience, British Gas is one of the more costly boiler installation companies. Those looking for a system boiler can expect to pay between £2,000 and £3,000 for a smaller home. In larger homes, expect to pay at least £2,500.

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