It’s time to debunk myths you may have heard about your boiler and how it works! This blog will explore the most common misconceptions, to help you understand your heating system a bit better!
1. A Condensing boiler is only efficient when fully condensing
Condensing boilers do not have to condense at full capacity to be efficient, as they have a large heat exchanger and run on gas! Thanks to latest technology developments in the field of thermodynamics, the heat exchanger materials that used to be quite expensive in the past are now cheaper and more accessible
2. Boilers waste water
Boilers use a closed system that recycles heater water over and over again, so they’re not actually wasting any more water or energy that other heating systems, which is often the assumption. Often, they are actually a good economic choice, particularly if you choose a high efficiency boiler and installation service.
3. New boilers are more efficient
Unsurprisingly, modern boilers are much more efficient than older ones. This is mostly due to the advancement in technology allowing much more eco-friendly and efficient heating options. If you’ve had a bad experience with an unreliable and costly boiler, it can be easy to assume all boilers are a pain and that it might be better to look to other heating options, like a furnace for example. However, if you already have the setup for a natural gas boiler, replacing it with a new, modern model will likely beat all your other options – so don’t give up!
4. Your boiler needs regular servicing
You should never neglect servicing your boiler, even if it seems that everything is just fine. It’s really important to get a professional to double check it all for you. Boilers need regular maintenance in order to prevent breakdowns and check for possible safety issues. It’s also likely that your boiler will last a lot longer than systems that are not regularly serviced. We recommend scheduling routine maintenance with a qualified heating technician once a year so that you can find out whether your boiler needs repair (before it suddenly breaks down on you). And if the boiler may need replacement soon, we can discuss your options with you, so that you feel prepared to make a final decision.