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Where should a condensing boiler be installed?

Where should a condensing boiler be installed?

This condensation must be drained and therefore your boiler will need to be located near a drainage system or have a condensate pump which will allow the boiler to be fitted further away from the drain. This is why most boilers are located in kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms.

Are condensing boilers worth it?

The main reason why condensing boilers are better than non-condensing models is because of their increased energy efficiency. Before condensing boilers came along, up to 30% of a boiler’s heat was essentially wasted because it went straight out of the flue pipe.

Is it law to have a condenser boiler?

Because of the building regulations now in place, the vast majority of new gas and oil boilers have to be condensing models. However, there are occasional exceptions to this rule. In rare cases, a condensing boiler may not be a viable option in a particular property.

Does a condensing boiler need to be on an outside wall?

The problem with regard to the placement of a condensing boiler centrally in the house is that condensing boilers generate condensation and a discharge pipe is therefore necessary. Typically, this necessitates the placement of the boiler on, or close to, an external wall.

Do condensing boilers need a drain?

A condensing boiler will produce about 2 litres of condensate an hour at an average temperature of 30-40℃. This condensate needs to drain into your waste water outlet or to a drain via your condensate pipe.

Can you replace a conventional boiler with a condensing boiler?

One of the most important reasons for changing to a combi boiler is energy efficiency. According to the Energy Saving Trust, replacing a 12-15 year older boiler with a new A-rated condensing combi boiler can save you up to 40% on your energy bills.

Do condensing boilers need a hot water tank?

Space savings: a condensing combi boiler does not need a hot water tank and is available in a wide range of compact sizes, making it much suitable and convenient to fit in a kitchen cupboard than conventional boiler models.

Does a condensing boiler need a drain?

How long do condenser boilers last?

The average life expectancy for a boiler is between 10 and 15 years. You should ensure that your boiler is maintained properly in order to keep it functioning for as long as possible.

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