If you are a homeowner with an old oil boiler and notice your annual fuel bills continuing to rise year on year, this may be an indication that you need to upgrade your boiler.
Finding a new heating system to suit your home can take some time and research as there are many important factors to consider from reliability and efficiency outputs, to overall value for money in the long term.
To help you on your search for a new oil boiler, leading manufacturer of heating technologies Grant provides an insight into the most commonly asked questions:
1. What is the difference between a traditional boiler and a condensing oil boiler?
Modern condensing oil boilers available on the market today provide much higher efficiency outputs than traditional oil boilers and depending on the age and make of your existing oil boiler, installing a condensing oil boiler could save you up to 25% on your annual fuel bills.
Leading the way in the condensing oil boiler offerings, Grant’s range of Vortex condensing oil boilers feature the manufacturer’s patented and award-winning stainless-steel heat exchanger which captures the energy normally lost during the combustion process in traditional boilers.
2. Is the boiler reliable and efficient?
Having a boiler that delivers great efficiencies and that you can trust to keep you and your family warm and cosy all year round is vital.
When selecting your boiler, it is important to ensure that it offers great efficiencies as this will affect the cost of your annual fuel bills in the long run.
In addition to delivering some of the highest efficiencies available on the market ranging between 92-97%, the Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler is the number one choice for homeowners across Ireland thanks to its reliability.
Reinforcing the manufacturer’s reputation for reliable heating solutions designed to the highest quality, the Grant Vortex Pro Utility, Vortex Pro Combi and VortexBlue External ranges recently received a Which? Best Buy 2018.
3. Are there different sizes / types of boilers?
Yes, one of the great benefits of condensing oil boilers on the market today is that they come in a range of designs and sizes, allowing greater flexibility for the end user.
The Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler range features a variety of different models including utility, external, wall hung, boiler house and combi, allowing you to select the model that best suits the space you have available.
Thanks to its compact size, the Vortex utility model is a great choice for homeowners who have limited space and can be easily installed in kitchen / utility room spaces.
Each model within the Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler range also comes in a variety of outputs which help homeowners closely select the size required for their property to ensure their home is being heated as efficiently and effectively as possible.
4. Am I able to have the benefits of instant hot water with my oil boiler?
Thanks to the Grant Vortex combi model, your home can benefit from instant hot water 24/7.
Whether you are washing the dishes or looking to have a quick shower, the Grant Vortex combi model will be able to help right away, avoiding any need to wait around.
5. Is the boiler easy to install / maintain?
Similar to other products within Grant’s extensive portfolio, each unit with the Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler range offers an easy installation and maintenance process.
Generally, the installation of a condensing oil boiler does not take long at all.
Some installations may take longer if the homeowner is upgrading their heating system to include more modern thermostatic controls or radiators.
Once installed, the boiler maintenance is incredibly straightforward – simply schedule an annual service for your boiler to ensure that it is running in tip top form and providing you with the same great efficiencies.
Grant’s full range of innovative heating products are available from plumbing and heating merchants throughout Ireland. Visit here for more information.
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