These are the best combi boilers 2020
Combi boilers aren’t the sort of thing you have to think about all of the time, it only tends to be if they need servicing, repairing or replacing for one reason or another.
There are all sorts of combi boilers on the market and the top models are changing all the time. If you don’t really know that much about them (which is understandable), then it can be difficult to know which one to choose.
As we fit, repair and service boilers day in, day out, we thought we’d give you a hand by listing the best combi boilers for 2020. But before we start, we thought it’d be useful to quickly explain how combination or ‘combi’ boilers work….
How combi boilers work
This type of boiler is essentially a water heater and a central heating boiler all rolled into one. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, which means there’s no need for you to have a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in your roof.
The benefits of combi boilers:
- Cost effective to run compared to other boiler types.
- More energy efficient as water’s heated instantly rather than being stored in a cylinder.
- Space-saving as there’s no need for a hot water storage cylinder or cold water feed tank.
- Hot water is available at mains pressure, meaning you can have a powerful shower without a separate pump.
Now that we’ve explained the basics, here’s our list of the best combi boilers 2020:
Why it’s got our vote – this boiler produces outputs that are at the higher end of the scale, 35kW and 43kW. This means it’s ideal for larger homes and can produce an impressive 17 litres of hot water per minute. It also has an excellent efficiency rating, is made from high quality parts and has been fitted with an in-built heat recovery system to further reduce energy bills
Why it’s got our vote – we couldn’t feature Vaillant without including their ‘smaller scale’ combis too. With kW outputs starting from 25kW, the ecoTEC Plus is ideal for small to medium homes. Again, this boiler is energy efficient, high quality and has also been given Vaillant’s Quiet Mark award because it’s such a quiet boiler! It can also deliver hot water within five seconds too.Note – being the major force within the boiler market that they are, Vaillant manufacture a much wider range of combi boilers in addition to the two listed above. If you’d like to know more about their full range, contact us and we’ll talk you through the different options.
Why it’s got our vote – like Vaillant, Worcester Bosch (the manufacturer behind the 30i) are one of the heavyweights within the boiler manufacturing world. And this particular boiler is their bestseller and has also received the Which? Best Buy stamp of approval. The low energy pump reduces electrical usage, outputs range from 8.2kW to 24kW, it features a wider choice of boiler controls for more tailored usage and it can fill a standard kitchen sink in 45 seconds.
Why it’s got our vote – it’s suitable for houses of all sizes, is hugely efficient to run with up to 98% of the fuel used being converted into heat, has an A energy efficiency rating, incorporates an environmentally responsible MatriX cylinder burner and comes with lots of handy features, including touchscreen colour controls. The low speed fan also means it’s really quiet when in use too.
Why it’s got our vote – not only is this boiler available in a range of outputs – 24, 28, 33, 40kW – it’s easy to install, features controls that are really easy to use and is renowned for being a reliable and energy efficient (A rated) boiler for any home. It’s also been endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust and is currently featured on its list of energy efficient recommended products.
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