Boilers

Heat Merchants is Ireland’s number one distributer of all leading brands of gas and oil boilers including high efficiency gas boilers from suppliers Baxi, Vaillant, Vokera, Worcester Bosch, Firebird and Grant, in addition to electric and back boilers.

Types of Boilers

Condensing Boilers: All new gas or oil boilers installed must be a condensing boiler.Condensing boilers are highly efficient thereby using less fuel and having lower operating costs than other gas or oil boilers. The higher efficiency levels are made possible by extracting heat contained in the combustion gases and vapours capturing the energy which would otherwise be wasted to the atmosphere.

Combi Boilers: Combination boilers provide instant hot water and heating as water for the heating system and the provision of hot water is combined. This removed the need for a hot water
cylinder.

Boiler Lifespan

Oil and gas boilers have an approximate maximum lifespan of 15 years. Boilers of that age would typically have an efficiency of less than 70% so if you have an older boiler it is time to consider replacing it with a new high efficiency model which will save on fuel costs and avoid having to content with a breakdown. High efficiency boilers have an efficiency of over 90% which is estimated to represent an actual fuel saving of 25% over an older low efficiency model.
(Source SEAI) As an added bonus the SEAI are offering grant assistance to help cover the cost of upgrading your gas or oil boiler. Visit SEAI.ie/betterenergyhomes

Servicing your Boiler

It is recommended that you service your boiler annually. To ensure that your gas or oil boiler is operating efficiently and safely it is vital that is it is serviced and maintained on a regular basis by a qualified and experienced service technician or service engineer. In addition to ensuring it is safe, servicing your boiler regularity will extend its lifespan and prevent expensive repairs down the line.

Finding an installer or servicing technician

Oil: OFTEC www.oftec.org 01 8775450

Gas: Register of Gas Installers of Ireland 1850 632632 www.rgii.ie

LPG: Irish Liquid Petroleum Gas Association (ILPGA)  01 450 5000 www.ilpga.ie

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