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Old 08-01-2019, 11:38 PM   #1
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Combi boiler recommendations.

Hi guys, Need to replace an old combo boiler with the new condensing type and was wondering what was a good make.

I have a three bedroom semi with one bathroom and seven radiators so don't need a monster of a boiler. I'd like a decent warranty and have been looking at Bosch Worcester, Vaillant and Glow Worm which was recommended by my plumber. It also needs to be compatible with my Drayton Wiser smart stat.

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I had a Worcester bosch greenstar fitted 4 or 5 years ago and I'm really happy with it. It came with a 7 year guarantee and has been faultless.......so far. I dont know about the comptbility with your smart stat though.
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Plus one for Worcester Bosch greenstar,had mine for over 7 years and it hasn’t missed a beat or serviced must get that done though
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Worcester Bosch vote here too.
We had one fitted last year to replace an old and faulty Valliant - sooooo much quieter. Also excellent warranty as a previous poster has mentioned.

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Worcester or Viessmann would be my choice
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Just had a Worcester boiler fitted. Only had it a couple of months but very pleased so far. My plumber recommended it to me but I had already checked Which? Magazine online and Worcester were rated very highly.

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Either Worcester or Ideal according to the plumbers that did the installations on our development.

The Ideal that we have fitted has a 7 year warranty as long as you have it serviced every year.
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Ideal / Vaillant imho, Worcester ok but tricky to work on.
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Watching this thread with interest.

My boiler was fitted when the house was built in 1983, it is simply a great big water heater with a seperate Groundfos pump. I keep thinking that I should change it but when I get someone to give advice they say leave it alone, it is simple and reliable, doesnt even get serviced after an engineer said that nothing needed doing, no soot build up, just gas supply and burners to a large steel block.

The only thing I have had done this year was to have the whole system flushed out, the technician connected a huge pump which sent gallons of water round the radiators with an open hose to the drains, the horrible black sludge that came back was appalling, they then added some inhibitor.

The whole system now works well and I would recommend this flushing process when you have a new boiler.

Next door neighbour replaced his boiler 8 years ago and he has it serviced every year, the last time they told him that it will need a change in a couple of years. That would upset me.

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My boiler drives the central heating and hot water and was fitted in 1995.

As I have just had a smart meter fitted I can see that yesterday I used £4 of gas.

In the past I was quoted £2000 to have a new boiler fitted.

If a new boiler were 25% more efficient that would take ~ 5 1/2 years to recoup outlay but then add in say £150 per year for a service that would add a further 2 years but as a recurring charge would make it a little longer.

If in the above example the boiler doesn't last say 10 years I may never actually save enough to make it worthwhile changing the boiler for the sake of it.

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