Systems

Gold Star Gas Services has established itself as a company that has built a strong reputation for customer service and reliability- all with a smile! Their engineers are all time served and Gas Safe registered. Based in South Birmingham and serving the West Midlands and Worcestershire, we are happy to carry out Full installations, Straight Swap boilers, and regular servicing. We are able to provide you with a fixed quotation and one of our engineers will visit and chat through your needs. We are a local company offering a professional service and work hard to offer a truly First class service.

Boiler Efficiency: The energy efficiency of any boiler installation is of major importance. An inefficient boiler can contribute to large utility bills, creating an unnecessary expense while being able to meet the hot water needs of you and your family. Boiler specialists can help you identify the most efficient type of boiler for your home, helping you save money in the long run by minimising monthly energy bills.

The choice of boilers can be overwhelming when you have so many different types of boilers to choose from: condensing boilers, combi boilers, system boilers, and regular boilers. Each type of boiler comes with different internal functions, associated costs and a unique set of regulations. In the UK there are two main types of boiler. The most popular is known as the condensing boiler while the older conventional boiler is not often used.

Installation Costs: The cost of a boiler installation varies according to the type of boiler required, the placement of the boiler and the complexity of the set-up. Many companies provide a free initial consultation, to help you decide on the best boiler to meet your family's needs. After recommending a type of boiler for your home, you should be presented with a quote for the required parts and for the cost of the labour required for the physical installation itself.

Is it time for a new and more energy efficient boiler? Are you concerned about the costs of an installation? We provide boiler installation quotes all year round. We will provide you with a free, no obligation quote. If you're concerned about the efficiency of your boiler, get in touch with us today and wave goodbye to those hefty monthly expenses while staying warm and cosy indoors.

Condensing Boiler

Pros
  • You get unlimited heat and hot water when you need it
  • there's no need for a tank in your loft
  • they don't take up much space
Cons
  • The water pressure might be reduced if you need hot water from more than one tap at a time
  • Combi boiler installation is quite tricky
  • Suitable for almost any home, but best for homes where lots of people won't need lots of hot water at the same time

There are different types of condensing boiler, including combi-boilers, heat-only and system boilers. Popular brands producing combi-boilers include Baxi, Worcester and Glow Worm (All these boilers are British made). It is also worth noting that combi-boilers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and one type of boiler may differ substantially from another.

Condensing boilers are by far the most common boiler type in UK homes, and are far more energy-efficient than older mains gas boilers, using around 90% of their heat.

A condensing boiler works by passing hot gas through a central chamber that heats up water but, cleverly, a second chamber uses remaining heat to warm up water coming back into the unit from the heating system.

Of all the condensing boiler types, the combi-boiler is the most popular. A combi-boiler includes the hot water unit and cold water tank in the same unit, which means all your hot water and heating come from the same unit. This makes it easy to install.

It also means you get a steady supply of hot water through your taps as you don’t have to wait for the tank to fill and don’t have to worry about lots of space for different tanks. The downsides lie in the fact that, as they are a small unit, you will only get maximum pressure through one tap at a time, and they can struggle to produce large quantities of hot water. However, this technology is improving all the time and now is less of an issue than it used to be.

Heat-only boilers, in comparison, have a more traditional approach by offering hot water only, whilst cold water is supplied separately. This does away with some of the problems of supply and water pressure. But, because the hot- and cold-water systems are separate, they take up more space, and are less energy-efficient.

Conventional Boiler

Pros
  • You can get hot water from multiple taps at the same time
Cons
  • The hot water can run out and you'll have to wait for it to reheat
  • You need to find room for the cylinder and the tank
  • Suitable for Homes which need to have hot water in more than one place at the same time

Conventional boilers - also known as open vent or regular boilers - have both a cylinder and a tank.

Suitable for Homes which need to have hot water in more than one place at the same time.

All new boilers are energy-efficient - since 2010 all new boilers must be A-rated for energy efficiency, or at least 88% efficient.

The energy efficiency rating system for boilers is called SEDBUK (Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK). All boilers are assessed and given a rating to help you pick a boiler that is energy-efficient, or see how efficient your existing boiler is.


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