As the new year approaches, we often look to maintain or improve our homes. Especially when it’s cold, one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make is a brand new energy-efficient boiler. But which one should you buy?
The good news is that if you’re replacing an old or existing combi boiler with a like-for-like replacement this is generally the most cost effective way to update your boiler as it commonly doesn’t require major changes to your heating system.
So, if you are in the market for a new boiler, whether its gas, LPG or oil-fired, we can help you choose from the best combi boilers in Bristol. We can advise on the options available for pretty much any budget. Home improvement aside, sometimes you’ll find yourself with no option but to replace a boiler if your old one breaks down regularly and has become uneconomical to carry on repairing, or you’re just not happy with the way it performs.
We know it isn’t always easy to make the right choice, and the chances are that you only think about your heating system when it’s not working or the bills start to increase. Don’t worry though, we can help you navigate the choppy waters and spot any potential pitfalls. There are plenty of excellent options on the market (and a few duff ones), but we’ve installed and serviced many over the years so here’s our guide to the four best boilers for 2020.
Our Recommendations for the Best Combi Boilers in Bristol and the South West
Many of the best combi boilers we recommend to our customers in Bristol come from the Worcester Bosch Greenstar range. We are Worcester Bosch Trained and Accredited experts, meaning that you not only get an extremely good boiler but excellent workmanship and service too. Naturally then, we are generally going to champion this brand as our first choice recommendation, but it isn’t just us that think they are great.
Which? have given them their Best Buy award for the last ten years in a row. This is a pretty high accolade as Which? don’t give out praise easily, priding themselves on being a tough and conscientious judge of every consumer product and service. What’s more, when you have your Worcester Bosch boiler installed by us here at Plumbco, we’ll give you a manufacturer’s guarantee of up to 10 years on your new boiler, which gives you complete peace of mind.
Our Top 4 Recommendations
Best Small Combi Boiler: Worcester Bosch Greenstar i
Gas / LPG
This is by far one of the most popular Worcester boiler models. It’s absolutely perfect for small to medium sized homes with one bathroom and comes with a user friendly control that allows you to easily adjust your heating and hot water to meet your exact requirements. It’s rated for 24kW (Central heating output) and depending on your hot water requirements, is available in a choice of 2 flow rates (9l/min and 10.8l/min).
Best Mid-range Combi Boiler: Worcester Greenstar 8000 Life
Gas / LPG
New in 2019, the Greenstar Life range builds upon the award winning Greenstar CDi Classic but features a brand new modern new design and is compatible with a range of controls, offering you simple solutions to manage the heating and hot water to suit your home. This boiler is rated A for energy efficiency, and is perfect for medium sized or larger homes with 1 bathroom. Depending on your specific requirements, they come in a variety of heat outputs from 30kW to 50kW, and with flow rates from 12.3l/min to 20.3l/min.
Best Large Combi Boiler: Worcester Greenstar CDi Highflow
Gas / LPG
The Greenstar Highflow CDi is Worcester’s well-established floor standing combi boiler that is renowned for industry-leading hot water flow rates. Designed to fit under your kitchen work surface, these boilers are perfect for larger homes with 1 or 2 bathrooms. Depending on your specific requirements, they come in two heat outputs of 29.2kW to 30.6kW, and ensure instantaneous hot water with high hot water flow rates using a 90 litre draw-off.
Floor-standing boilers aren’t appropriate for every home, but don’t worry. There are similar specified boilers that can be wall mounted. Just get in touch and we can advise on the right boiler for you.
Best Oil Combi Boiler: Greenstar Heatslave II
The Worcester Greenstar Heatslave II boiler is the undoubtedly the most popular oil combi boiler we install. It has a modern design and comes in a range of specifications that are suitable for all homes, be it small, medium or large sized with one or two bathrooms.
These are floor-standing boilers which are designed to fit under your kitchen work surface. Depending on your specific requirements, they come in three heat outputs of 18kW, 25kW or 32kW, with corresponding hot water flow rates of 15, 18 and 22l/min.
If you’re looking to regain some space inside your house, these are also available in an external model which is supplied in a robust cabinet that protects the boiler in all weathers.
We’ve selected just 4 of the best and most popular boilers from a wide range. Our choices are based on a balance of performance, energy efficiency and value for money. Of course every home is different, and there are many other excellent boilers which may be better suited to your home and personal requirements, but each of the models above is a great starting point and represent the most popular boilers we install.
They’re all simple to use and can connect to the Bosch EasyControl app, giving you the highest ERP ratings, and complete control over your heating no matter where you are in the world.
As these boilers all achieve excellent energy efficiency ratings, it means you’ll save money and do your bit towards protecting the environment, giving you peace of mind on those cold winter nights. You can read more about what’s involved in our comprehensive new boiler installation service here.
If you have any questions or would like a free quote just get in touch and we will be able to help.