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MultiPlumb by Richard Costello - 5M ago
What Is An Unvented Boiler System?

An Unvented Boiler System is a plumbing system which takes it’s cold water supply directly from the mains water pipe as opposed to being fed from a gravity fed or tank connected to a pump.

In theory, the hot water will run at the same pressure as the cold water so, if you’re lucky enough to have high mains water pressure in your area then if you use this system you’ll get water mains hot water pressure throughout your household.


Unvented boiler systems are generally great for large households with more than one bathroom as it provides a consistent, strong water pressure throughout your home even if more than one water outlet is being used at the same time.

I find that they work best in households with two or more bathrooms and especially when they’re being used at the same time. With a combi boiler system, if two people have a shower at the same time (I’m assuming different shower rooms here lol) then the mains water pressure is effectively split into two.

So you get half the pressure in each shower so the shower pressure is lower. In some situations, if the house hasn’t been piped up properly, one shower would lose all of the pressure while the other shower is ok. There isn’t an equal split of pressure. So for a busy household, this can be really frustrating as you have to have a shower one by one.

An Unvented Boiler or Plumbing System solves this issue as you can have three showers running at the same time and have the kitchen tap open and the pressure is not really affected. You may feel a slight drop but it isn’t noticeable.


Worcester Bosch Gas System Diagram
Unvented Boiler Systems Explained

A regular boiler usually requires a cold-water tank, which would generally be kept in the loft. When the boiler is turned on, the water in the cold-water tank will be transferred into the hot water cylinder and heated up. The hot water will then be ready for use at the taps.

On the other hand, an unvented boiler system does not require a cold-water tank. This is because the system boiler directly heats your central heating system and produces hot water which is stored in the unvented cylinder. The water comes into the cylinder from the household’s mains supply which can be heated with an immersion heater or renewable energy like solar power.


Differences Between Vented & Unvented Cylinders Vented Hot Water Cylinders

Vented hot water cylinders require a cold-water storage tank, often in the loft, which supplies water to the hot water cylinder by taking advantage of gravity. The cold water is generally heated in the hot water cylinder with an immersion heater. Vented hot water cylinders tend to be cheaper than unvented cylinders however, they can provide a low water pressure.

Vented Hot Water Cylinders

Unvented hot water cylinders don’t require a cold-water storage tank as it gets its water directly from the household’s mains supply. The water can be heated by an immersion heater, through the central heating system or through renewable energy (like solar energy). They generally deliver a good, consistent water pressure.

Is The Unvented Boiler System Right For You?

To help you decide if an unvented boiler system is suitable for you and your home, have a read through the following advantages and disadvantages to help you make the right decision.

Advantages Of An Unvented Boiler System

Water Pressure

One of the main advantages is you will have a consistent, strong water pressure when taps are being used simultaneously.

With a regular boiler system, gravity plays a big role. Gravity draws the water from the cold-water tank stored in the loft to the hot water cylinder. This can cause problems because the higher in the house you are, the weaker your water pressure. `This is not the case with an unvented boiler system because it draws its water directly from the mains supply so it does not rely on gravity like a regular boiler does.


Performance Improvement

The unvented boiler system may be ideal for you if you have a large household as you may have a high hot water demand. This boiler system allows the use of multiple taps simultaneously without a reduction in pressure, this is due to the fact it uses a large tank of stored water. This is great for busy homes with more than one bathroom as it will improve the performance of your showers and baths while maintaining a consistent water pressure.


Saving Space

Unvented system boilers don’t require a cold-water feed tank or a feed and expansion tank as they can be used with pressurised cylinders. This could potentially save you quite a bit of space and it is ideal for households with limited space or no loft as there is no cold-water tank. Moreover, since the system does not need to be connected to a cold-water tank, you will be less restricted in terms of where to place it in your home.


Your Household Uses Renewable Energy

If your household uses renewable energy and your system boiler breaks down you will still have access to hot water. This is because the water stored in the unvented cylinder can be heated using an immersion heater or by the central heating system. This means it is compatible with any renewable energy sources you may use.


No Frozen Loft Pipes!

Your unvented system boiler won’t need a cold-water tank and this means you won’t have to store one in your loft! This results in there being no risk of frozen loft pipes and therefore there will be no risk of the subsequent flooding when the frozen pipes burst.


No Water Contamination

Unlike a regular boiler, there isn’t any water sitting around in a tank for days or weeks on end. An unvented cylinder system is completely sealed


You Don’t Need Gas

Even if your household doesn’t have a gas supply you will still be able to heat the water with an electric immersion heater.


Worcester Bosch Greenstore Unvented Cylinder Range

Disadvantages Of An Unvented Boiler System

They Take Up Space

Unvented system boilers will still take up some space in your home. Although they don’t need a cold-water tank, they still require the unvented cylinder. Even though a system boiler takes up less space than a regular boiler they still require a larger amount of space than a combi boiler.


The Tank Needs To Be Well Insulated

Any unused hot water wastes energy. If you don’t use up all the hot water in the cylinder, it will eventually go cold, meaning you’ve wasted money and energy heating it. To reduce the amount of heat lost and energy wastage, the unvented cylinder will need to be well insulated. Depending on where your unvented cylinder is installed, you may potentially need to invest in extra insulation for your unvented cylinder such as foamed polyurethane. You could end up spending more money than you initially planned to.


You Don’t Have Unlimited Hot Water On Demand

The unvented cylinder can only hold so much hot water, this means it can potentially run out if lots of hot water is used. The system boiler will then have to go through the process of heating more water and filling the tank again before your home has hot water again. The amount of hot water you can use will be dictated by the size of your unvented cylinder.


The Dependence On The Mains

If your mains system stops working, there is no backup store of water. The pressure of the hot water system will be limited to the pressure of the mains system so if your mains water supply has a weak pressure then the pressure of the hot water system will be equally as weak.


Incompatibility With Solid Fuel Burners

Unvented cylinders aren’t compatible with solid fuel burners or any other boiler without a thermostat unless extra safety measures are installed to combat the risk of the water overheating.

Safety Precautions Of An Unvented Hot Water System

You have to be aware that any system has the potential to become faulty Fortunately, unvented hot water systems are fitted with a series of safety measures to reduce the risk of danger.

These should include:


Temperature Relief

At the top of the tank there is a temperature/pressure relief valve so that water can be vented if it becomes too hot.


Pressure Relief

If the pressure of the system is too high or the expansion of the system is faulty, there are expansion relief valves to ensure the pressure never becomes dangerously high.


Temperature Regulators

The ideal temperature of the water in the unvented cylinder is 60-65 degrees Celsius:

Unvented boiler systems have thermostatic controls, to ensure the temperature of the water in the unvented cylinder does not exceed 100 degrees Celsius. If the water temperature reaches 85 degrees Celsius the energy supply to the boiler is cut off, to prevent a further rise in temperature. However, in the case that the temperature reaches 100 degrees Celsius the temperature/pressure and expansion relief valves are used.


Safety Discharge Pipe

A tundish collects the water from the release valves and feeds it into the safety discharge pipe. This pipe then takes away the hot water and steam and deposit it elsewhere safely outside the building where it cannot be a hazard and burn anyone. The pipe should be made from a high-temperature resistant material like copper. As the hot water flows away, cold water will then proceed into the cylinder. This helps to keep the water temperature down.

How Much Does Installing An Unvented Cylinder Actually Cost?

There are many different unvented boiler systems available so costs can vary. The cost of an unvented cylinder alone can range between £400 and £2000 without installation. It is vital to do research before buying one.

The cost of installation can also vary but, depending on how much work’s involved, be prepared to pay anything between £400 and £1,200 to install just the unvented cylinder from scratch.

If you are just replacing an unvented cylinder you will be looking at spending anything between £275 and £450. The larger your household, the larger your unvented cylinder will have to be, as expected the larger the cylinder the more expensive it will cost.

Remember it is very important for your unvented hot water cylinder to be installed by a specialist engineer with a G3 qualification that they obtained or renewed within the last five years.

Which Unvented Cylinder Should I Buy?

Best Unvented Boiler System Brands


There are many different unvented boiler systems available and research is key when picking the one that’s right for you. Some may be more expensive than others but here are the ones that I recommended.


Which Unvented Cylinder Should I Buy?

Heatrae Sadia Megaflo

When it comes to electric heating and hot water products, Heatrae Sadia is top of the market. The Megaflo by Heatrae Sadia has been the top of the range Unvented Cylinder on the market for well over a decade and is one of their most popular products. They very simple to install and maintain. What’s unique about them is that they have an internal expansion vessel. This is part of the reason why they’re so tall in comparison with its competitors. However, top of the range has it’s price so this is an expensive option.

Worcester Bosch Greenstore

A very reliable boiler manufacturer and has a 5-star rating on the Trustpilot website. The Worcester Bosch Greenstore Unvented Cylinder is designed to work with its Greenstar boilers and Greenskies solar panels however they can be used with other brands too. They work seamlessly when installed with a Worcester Bosch System Boiler and their range of Digital Boiler Controls which makes them easy to install for the plumber and easy to use for the homeowner.

Telford Tempest

Telford Copper & Stainless Cylinders have been one of the market leaders in copper cylinder manufacturing. Their Tempest Stainless is their flagship stainless steel unvented cylinder. We never have an issue when installing these cylinders. Their aftercare service is also second to none and you pretty much get through straight away every time.

Gledhill Stainlesslite

The Stainlesslite Cylinders are among the lightest on the market. The company have been around since the 1960’s so have firmly established themselves as one of the major players in the cylinder game. They have the Stainlesslite Plus Horizontal Indirect cylinder which is unique as it can be installed horizontally in places where headroom is limited (like lofts).

Conclusion

If you have a large household and a high demand for hot water then an unvented boiler system may be perfect for you, especially if you have more than one bathroom as the performance improvement could be life changing!

However, if you have little competition for hot water in your household then a combi boiler may be a better alternative due as it will supply enough hot water to suit your needs and its more compact design means you will be saving space.

Take the time to consider all the points made above to help you decide on which boiler system is the most suitable for you and the needs of your household.

Whichever boiler system you choose for your home, remember that having a fully qualified, specialist engineer to install your boiler is vital and it is recommended to have your boiler system serviced annually.

Use this information as a guideline only but like I mentioned earlier, always consult an experienced, qualified Gas Safe Registered plumber to help you make the right decision for your home. It is not as simple as it sounds so leave it to us professionals!

If you liked this blog post and found it useful I’d be grateful if you could help by sharing it with your friends and family on Twitter or Facebook.

If you have any questions feel to free to comment down below and I’ll answer them personally.

If you live in South East London or Kent and need some advice in terms of unvented plumbing systems, then feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Richard Costello

Richard Costello, from Dartford in Kent, is the owner of MultiPlumb and has been involved in the plumbing industry installing bathrooms and boiler systems for over 15 years. If you have any questions or suggestions for future blog posts feel to get in touch at richard@multiplumb.co.uk.

https://www.multiplumb.co.uk

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MultiPlumb by Richard Costello - 6M ago
What Boiler Do I Need With A Megaflo?

What boiler do I need with a Megaflo? This is a very common question that I get asked a lot but the problem I find is that most people don’t even know what an actual Megaflo is. So, before I answer this question, let me first begin by explaining what a Megaflo is.


What is a Megaflo?

A Megaflo is the award-winning product range from the manufacturer Heatrae Sadia. Is simply is a stainless-steel unvented cylinder which stores your hot water at mains pressure for your taps and showers. It allows for hot water to be available at all outlets and at mains pressure by being directly connected to the mains cold supply.

The way we commonly use the term ‘Megaflo’ is similar to how us Brits call a vacuum cleaner by the popular manufacturer’s name ‘Hoover’ instead of using its official term.

When it comes to electric heating and hot water products, Heatrae Sadia is top of the market. The Megaflo is one of their most popular ranges and for years it was one of the only unvented cylinders available and so it became common for people to call the system of an unvented cylinder, a Megaflo instead. This may cause some confusion when researching and possibly make it difficult to know what to look for if you’re looking at installing a Megaflo heating system. Just remember ‘Megaflo’ is not the official name for an unvented cylinder and it is just the name of a product range!

What boiler do I need with an Megaflo (unvented cylinder)?

Whether or not you have an actual Megaflo, with any unvented cylinder you will need a system boiler.

A system boiler directly heats your central heating system and produces hot water which is stored in the unvented cylinder. Once a hot tap gets turned on, hot water gets pushed out the tap by cold water which comes from the household’s main supply. This means you will not have cold-water storage tanks that could potentially take up space in your loft. Instead of this you will have high pressure hot and cold water, and this means you will have better performance for showers and baths. A system boiler works like a regular boiler in terms of they both need to store hot water. However, unlike a regular boiler, a system boiler sources water directly from your household’s mains.

A system boiler may be very useful if you have a large household with more than one bathroom. This is because the water pressure will not drop if more than one hot water outlet is opened at the same time. In this case a system boiler is more useful than a combi boiler system because in a combi boiler system, if more than one hot water outlets is opened then the water pressure is divided between the two and so the pressure drops. This can be annoying and difficult if more than one person is using a shower at the same time.


Worcester Greenstar Range of System Boilers

Safety Precautions of an Unvented Megaflo System:

You have to be aware that any system has the potential to become faulty and so it is important to understand the safety measures that are put in place to reduce the risk of danger.

  • Installation – One of the most important safety measures of installing this system is that it must be installed by a fully qualified Gas Safe Registered plumber.
  • Pressure relief – If the pressure of the system is too high or the expansion of the system is faulty, there are expansion relief valves to ensure the pressure never becomes dangerously high.
  • Temperature relief- At the top of the tank there is a temperature/pressure relief valve so that water can be vented if it becomes too hot.
  • Regulating temperature – The ideal temperature of the water in the unvented cylinder is 60-65 degrees Celsius:

Unvented boiler systems require thermostatic controls, to ensure the temperature of the water in the unvented cylinder does not exceed 100 degrees Celsius. If the water temperature reaches 85 degrees Celsius the energy supply to the boiler is cut off, to prevent a further rise in temperature. However, in the case that the temperature reaches 100 degrees Celsius the temperature/pressure and expansion relief valves are used.


MultiPlumb are Worcester Bosch Gold Accredited Installers so can offer upto a 10 Year Guarantee on all Brand New Boiler Installations!
Advantages and disadvantages of a system boiler:

Pros of installing a system boiler

  • Your household uses renewable energy – If your household uses renewable energy and your system boiler breaks down you will still have access to hot water. This is because the water stored in the unvented cylinder can be heated using an immersion heater or by the central heating system. This means it is compatible with any renewable energy sources you may use.
  • Easy installation – Many of the individual components of the heating and hot water system are built into the system boiler. This means it is much quicker and easier to install, compared to a regular boiler. The built-in components mean the unit is a lot more compact than a regular boiler and therefore only requires the unvented cylinder which can be stored in a cupboard.
  • Saving space – System boilers don’t require a cold-water feed tank or a feed and expansion tank as they can be used with pressurised cylinders. This could potentially save you quite a bit of space and it is ideal for households with limited space or no loft as there is no cold-water tank. Moreover, since the system does not need to be connected to a cold-water tank, you will be less restricted in terms of where to place it in your home.
  • Performance improvement – If you have a large household it may mean you have a high hot water demand. A system boiler allows the use of multiple taps simultaneously without a reduction in pressure, this is because it uses a large tank of stored water. This is ideal for busy households with more than one bathroom as it will improve the performance of your showers and maintain a consistent water pressure.
  • Stronger Water Pressure – Most other systems rely on gravity for their water pressure which can result in an inconsistency across your home depending on where the tap you are using is in relation to the system itself. In a system boiler, the water supply is delivered by the mains rather than a tank in the loft. This means there will be a consistent high pressure of water coming out of your taps compared to when you have a regular boiler.
  • More reliable – There are fewer components in a system boiler, this means it has a simpler plumbing system and is therefore easier to maintain and replace if it becomes faulty. Furthermore, this more simplistic system model also makes the system less likely to break down and become faulty, unlike other, more complicated systems.
  • Safety – The system boiler has multiple safety precautions and measures to limit danger and make sure the dangers of the system becoming faulty are minimised, overall reducing risk factors.

Cons of installing a system boiler

  • Hot water isn’t instant – The unvented cylinder can only hold so much hot water, this means it can potentially run out if lots of hot water is used. The system boiler will then have to go through the process of heating more water and filling the tank again before your home has hot water again. The amount of hot water you can use will be dictated by the size of your unvented cylinder.
  • They still take up space – System boilers will still take up some space in your home. Although they don’t need a cold-water tank, they still require the unvented cylinder. Even though a system boiler takes up less space than a regular boiler they still require a larger amount of space than a combi boiler.
  • The tank needs to be well insulated – To reduce the amount of heat lost and energy wastage, the unvented cylinder will need to be well insulated. Depending on where your unvented cylinder is installed, you may potentially need to invest in extra insulation for your unvented cylinder such as foamed polyurethane. You could end up spending more money than you initially planned to.
  • The dependence on the mains – If your mains system stops working, there is no backup store of water. The pressure of the hot water system will be limited to the pressure of the mains system so if your mains water supply has a weak pressure then the pressure of the hot water system will be equally as weak.
  • Extra costs – Your household pipework needs to be able to withstand the high pressures of the system. If you have weak pipework it could potentially mean you’ll have to replace them with better quality pipes which, as expected, is not a cheap process. As well as this, using an immersion heater to regulate the water temperature in your unvented cylinder will considerably raise the running costs. So, it’s advised to use this in emergencies only if the boiler breaks down.

How Much Does A System Boiler Cost?

There are many different system boilers available, these could range from around £500 to £3,500 without the cost of installation. Prices will vary, so doing research is vital.

Conclusion

Overall, if you have not yet invested into an unvented cylinder and system boiler then make sure you take the time to consider all the points made above. Installing a system boiler and an unvented cylinder may prove to be a lot costlier than you initially expected, however, it could prove to be well suited to your household.

If you have a large household then this system could be very convenient to you, especially if you have more than one bathroom as the performance improvement could be life changing. However, make sure you have the right conditions to invest into this system, for example being able to keep the cylinder insulated and having strong pipework otherwise you may find yourself spending more money than you thought.

Don’t forget there are plenty of other brands for an unvented cylinder if the Megaflo is out of your budget which are just as reliable!

A Heatrae Sadia Megaflo unvented stainless steel cylinder is one of the more expensive options. There are plenty of other manufacturers which supply unvented cylinders, so don’t feel the Megaflo is the only one out there because it’s the most common term you will hear. Just make sure to do enough research before investing into an unvented cylinder.


MultiPlumb install Megaflo systems in South East London & Kent

Use this information as a guideline only but like I mentioned earlier, always consult an experienced, qualified Gas Safe Registered plumber to help you make the right decision for your home. It is not as simple as it sounds so leave it to us professionals!

Asking the right questions will mean that the plumber knows that you’ve done your research, so they won’t be able to misguide you in anyway. Make sure you have answered these before you come to a decision.

If you liked this blog post and found it useful I’d be grateful if you could help by sharing it with your friends and family on Twitter or Facebook.

If you have any questions feel to free to comment down below and I’ll answer them personally.

If you live in South East London or Kent and need some advice in terms of whether or not to install your boiler in your loft, then feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Richard Costello

Richard Costello, from Dartford in Kent, is the owner of MultiPlumb and has been involved in the plumbing industry installing bathrooms and boiler systems for over 15 years. If you have any questions or suggestions for future blog posts feel to get in touch at richard@multiplumb.co.uk.

https://www.multiplumb.co.uk

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Can I Install A Combi Boiler In My Loft?

A combi boiler is a combination of a high-efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in one. Combi boilers are the most popular type of boiler that we install because they provide both heating and hot water directly from the mains. They don’t need a separate hot water tank, so they don’t take up much room.

If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably thinking about moving your boiler into your loft but you’re not sure whether or not you can. The simple answer is: yes, you can relocate your boiler into your loft space. However, there are some points that you should consider first before deciding either way.

This blog will hopefully give you some insight into what goes into installing a combi boiler into your loft.

The Main Things You Should Know:

1. Relocating Your Pipework

You will have to relocate your pipework from your original positioning of your boiler, to your loft. This may prove to be difficult depending on its location as it might result in you having to lift up floorboards or carpets to be able to redirect the pipes.

It can get even more complicated if your existing pipes are buried into the walls or inside concrete floors. If that’s the case, then it can get very messy (and time consuming) locating the existing pipes runs to the point where your walls will have to be chased and then plastered over and then repainted. If you’ve ever had any building work done at home, then you know how much dust and mess this kind of work creates.

Another point to consider when relocating your pipework is that you may have to run a new a waste pipe as it is unlikely your loft will be near the existing drainage system.

2. Drilling A Hole For Your Flue

Depending on the size of the boiler, the flue must be positioned a certain distance away from the nearest door, window or air brick. You normally need to allow 30-60cm but the Gas Safe Registered Plumber that you’re using will know the rules and regulations. When installing a boiler in your loft, it is important that you have somewhere to fit a flue for your boiler. This may require you to drill a hole in the wall or roof to fit it and this can get expensive. The plumber will need access to your roof which could mean that you need to invest in a tower or sometimes even scaffolding. If you need to erect scaffolding on to the public pavement, you’ll need to request and pay for permits.

This all adds to the cost of installing a combi boiler into the loft of your home so must be considered.

3. Regulating The Temperature In Your Loft

You should also consider the fact your combi boiler may be more exposed to extreme weather (both hot and cold) in your loft than in your kitchen. This means it will be very important to insulate your loft as in the winter, your boiler and pipes will have to deal with very cold temperatures which could cause frost damage. Most new boilers have frost stats built in but you may also need to install a separate frost thermostat if you choose a boiler which doesn’t have one.

On the other hand, in the summer your loft could become the hottest room in your house (due to the fact that heat rises), so you need to make sure you have good insulation or alternatively you could invest into an attic fan to help regulate temperature in the warmer months.

4. It May Take Longer For Hot Water To Reach Your Taps

Have you ever turned on a hot water tap and have had to wait a long time for the hot water to start coming through? This is normally the result of long pipe runs (or sometimes a blockage). If the hot water source is a located a long way from the hot water outlet (a tap or shower) then you need to wait for the hot water to travel that distance before it starts to come through the outlet. 20 seconds is a long time when you’re waiting to wash your hands!

It’s really important to consider the distance between your loft and your hot water outlets for convenience sake. The further away your hot taps are from your boiler, the longer it could take for your water to heat up. This may be inconvenient for you if your loft is far away from your bathroom and kitchen.

We’ve discussed key points that you need to consider when considering whether or not to move your boiler up in to the loft. Now let’s look at the pros and cons..

Pros Of Installing A Combi Boiler In Your Loft:

1. Space

The first obvious benefit of installing a combi boiler in your loft is the amount of space you will be saving in your home where you originally had your boiler positioned. Usually a boiler is installed in a kitchen and hidden within a kitchen unit or cupboard. So, moving the boiler means that you could potentially free up an entire cupboard. More room for storage!

2. Space (Again)

Another benefit of installing a boiler in the loft is that you have more space in your loft so can get away with installing a larger sized boiler. In some installations, we’ve had to change the boiler manufacturer and even size due to the fact that we didn’t have enough room to install it. Some combi boilers are big and bulky and stick out a lot as they have built in hot water storage tanks (check out the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 937 Gas Condensing Storage Combination Boiler). So, you don’t have to worry about the size of the boiler as you probably won’t be restricted if you’re moving it in to the loft.

3. Aesthetics

Another benefit is, by putting the boiler in the loft of your home, which is unlikely to be used that much, it means you won’t have to see all that horrible pipework that boilers come within your living space. Let’s be honest, as hard as we try to make the pipework look good it’s an awkward area to keep clean so will always look dusty over time. Having no pipes to clean will make your living space look more aesthetically pleasing.

Cons Of Installing A Combi Boiler In Your Loft:

1. Cost

I went over this at the beginning of the article but one of the main drawbacks of Installing a combi boiler in your loft is the cost involved. You may need to spend more money than you were originally planning to as you may need to erect scaffolding or a tower so that the plumber can drill a hole for your flue in your roof. Moving the boiler means redirecting the pipework which will also add to the cost.

2. Performance

You also have to consider that performance may become an issue if your loft is far away from your kitchen and bathroom as your boiler will be further away from water outlets. This means there could be a slight delay in accessing hot water straight away.

3. Checking Pressure

It is less convenient when checking the boiler pressure if your boiler is in the loft as you will have to go all the way up there. However, it is possible to install a pressure gauge elsewhere in your home. You could also consider having a wireless room thermostat to control your settings from there.

4. Temperature Regulating

Another disadvantage is that it is necessary to keep your loft insulated to prevent damage to your combi boiler and pipework in extreme hot and cold temperatures. This could require you to spend even more money on good insulation, a frost thermostat or an attic fan. Regulating temperature in your loft for the boiler is very important as not doing so could affect its performance and even the guarantee.

Conclusion

Installing a combi boiler in your loft may prove to be more difficult and costlier than you originally thought it would be, so take the time to consider all points made above.

Having your combi boiler installed into your loft may be really convenient for you, especially if your loft isn’t too far away from your bathroom and kitchen. The extra space could be very useful to you and make your home look more aesthetically pleasing. Your loft conditions may in fact mean you won’t have to make many extra expenditures, for example if your loft is well insulated you won’t need to invest more money into making sure it is.

However, if you are on a budget, installing a combi boiler may prove to be a bit more difficult as you may end up spending more money than you had planned to. In this case, you should the take time to carefully plan your expenditures and see what changes you may have to make to your loft which could cost you extra.

Should I install my combi boiler in my loft?

Use this information as a guideline only but like I mentioned earlier, always consult an experienced, qualified Gas Safe Registered plumber to help you make the right decision for your home. It is not as simple as it sounds so leave it to us professionals!

Ask the plumber the right questions such as:

“Will my boiler performance be affected?”

“How difficult will it be to redirect my pipework?”

“How far away will my hot water outlets be from my new boiler position?”

“Is my loft insulated well enough?”

Asking these questions will mean that the plumber knows that you’ve done your research, so they won’t be able to misguide you in anyway. Make sure you have answered these before you come to a decision.

If you liked this blog post and found it useful I’d be grateful if you could help by sharing it with your friends and family on Twitter or Facebook.

If you have any questions feel to free to comment down below and I’ll answer them personally.

If you live in South East London or Kent and need some advice in terms of whether or not to install your boiler in your loft, then feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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MultiPlumb by Harvinder Bhogal - 9M ago

We Have Moved Offices..!!

Exciting times ahead for MultiPlumb. After months of planning and organising we have finally moved into our new office/shop.

If you’re in the area feel free to pop in to check out our latest deals on bathroom installation, boiler fitting, central heating and general plumbing install deals.

Please make sure that you update the address that you may have on file for us.

Our phone numbers stay the same.

3 The Brent Dartford Kent DA1 1VD

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