Gas boilers for home heating

When it comes to boilers, gas boilers are considered the best purchase especially for home use. In many countries in Europe especially the United Kingdom, these types of boilers are widely popular. Gas boilers are popular because they are considered more environment friendly than electronic boilers and water heaters. They use renewable energy which is not only environment but is one of the steps towards reduction to global warming.

Gas boilers are also popular because of they use less power than electrical appliances like waters heaters. Boilers are designed in such a way that they heat up water and store it as steam with the help of an inbuilt thermostat. This way the steam stays in vapor form until it is needed for use. Engineers consider this a good way of conserving energy as more water is stored up in vapor form.

Gas boilers exist in different forms and sizes. The most popular are the combination boilers and the heat-only boilers. Combination boilers are also known as combi-boilers. They are designed in such a way that they can take water from the main supply and heat it thus eliminating the need for a separate connection to a water cylinder. Hence reducing expenses of the house owner during installation.

The heat-only boilers however are quite the opposite. They come with a circulation pump housed separately from the boiler.

Are you looking to purchase a boiler and wondering on the cost of a new boiler? I am not surprised! Many people are, including establishments such as hotels and increasingly home owners, are opting for this traditional heating device. With many homes going green in the 21st century, the use of age old boilers has increased over the years. Many homes owners now prefer to install boilers for instead of the conventional water heaters for purposes of conserving energy. Boilers are believed to be way cheaper than electrical heaters.

If you are looking to buy a boiler you will notice that boilers have not changed much since the 15 century when they were first made. However advancement in technology has seen the creation of more user friendly models.

However installing a remains on the hire side, but it is something to overlook since they conserve a lot of energy. In the United Kingdom where boilers are widely used, the estimated cost of installing a boiler ranges from 600 pounds to 2500 pounds depending on the size, design and terms and conditions of installation.

So are you looking to buy a boiler? Here are a few points to consider;

Type of boiler

Gas boilers may be bit costly to install but considering cost-effectiveness, it is worth it. Small gas boilers are expected to be much cheaper than boilers for factories and hotels. A small home boiler will cost about 200 pound and up to 5000 pounds for big ones.

Number of thermostats and programmers

Boilers use thermos-stats to keep the steam at required temperatures until they are ready for use. This temperature is usually above 150 degrees. A big boiler with more functionality will require more thermo stats than a smaller one.


Radiators are key essential in a boiler. Bigger, more advanced boilers use more radiators, to keep up with the steam production supply.

Does the system require power-flush

Some boilers use electrical power, but limited portions of it .Some despite using gas, some boilers require a power-flush to start them up. So electrical connection will depend on the type of boiler you are purchasing.

Magnetic filtration system

Some boilers require this, others do not. It is important to seek the help of a professional to advice whether yours needs one or not. Magnetic filtration system goes a long in keeping the entire system together, especially for big boilers.

So,before cashing in on that boiler you can consider the above named aspects, hopefully they will be the reason you make the right choice.