As independent, Gas Safe Heating Engineers, Apex Plumbing and Heating are not tied to any particular manufacturers; our focus and drive is purely on value and quality. Not only do we strive to deliver the highest level of service, but our natural bias towards high quality and proven products, enables us to guide our customers to the most suitable system.
We typically specify boilers that allow seamless integration with the new modern smart controls. OpenTherm protocols with weather compensation will help deliver superior performance and enhanced efficiency. Through additional training we boast advanced accreditations with Vaillant and Intergas; these enable us to offer longer boiler warranties.
Many manufacturers offer boiler warranties of around 2-5 years, but our advanced accreditation we can offer longer manufacturer warranties; extended warranty period varies depending on the boiler manufacturer and model.
Typically there are three types of boilers – Combi, Regular, or System. These are all condensing boilers, and their efficiency is measured on the ‘SEDBUK’ scale. SEDBUK stands for ‘Seasonal Efficiency of a Domestic Boiler in the UK’, with ‘A’ being the highest rating ( 90% efficiency or over).
Combi boilers provide both hot water and heating without the need for any storage tanks. Hot water is heated on demand and therefore no hot water cylinder is required. These are ideal for flats or smaller properties where space is at a premium. Time and temperature controls will be required to program the heating system. These or the heating system.programmer
Regular boilers (also known as ‘conventional’ boilers) provide the heat source for central heating systems (radiator and/or underfloor heating systems) and also indirectly heat the hot water cylinder. Typically these are used with vented systems with a cold water storage cistern and feed and expansion cistern in the loft.
A system boiler, just like a regular (conventional) boiler works on the principle of stored hot water. However, a system boiler differs from a regular boiler in some important respects. Firstly, many of the major individual components of the heating and hot water system are built into a system boiler, which means that installation is quicker, neater, easier and more efficient. Secondly, the primary flow is pumped from the system boiler to the heating system and the hot water cylinder, resulting in a fast response and more economical running costs. The system boiler removes the need for a feed and expansion cistern.
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