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  1. Christian Scanlan

    Christian Scanlan New Member

    Since buying our house in Leeds, It's become apparent that we are having more hassle than its worth with out boiler and have agreed to put some of our savings aside to buy a new one.

    We know we need a Combi Boiler but have no idea what brands we need to be looking at in regards to how expensive it would be. We're a young couple so saving money on our gas is our priority.

    We've obviously googled it but everything that comes up is either ecommerce or just an article. I need like an actual comparison.

    Has anyone came across them before? Are they Gas Safe?

    Help!
     
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  2. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Leave it to your gas safe engineer.
     
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  3. leelister6

    leelister6 Plumber GSR

    Everybody on here will have a different opinion on their favourite boiler but there are a couple with 10 year warranties. Ideal Vogue and Baxi Platinum come to mind. I've fitted both and have had no problems. Would also say make sure you have a filter fitted (Magnaclean Pro 2 or Fernox TF1)
     
  4. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    Get a few quotes. Ask engineers why they recommend xx boiler. Don’t assume they are fitting it because it’s best for you, sometimes their merchant might have a poor brand on special or something. Do you definitely need a combi? What do you have currently?? Make sure that engineer carries advises you on controls, TRVs and zoning if applicable as these things are becoming much more prominent in terms of installs
     
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  5. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    1st why do you need a combi ? if everything else is ok may just need a boiler upgrade, find about 3 local installers to come and give some advise, But don't get talked into a combi, not always the best choice
     
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  6. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    I would try and find a installer local to you and get them to vist your property to advise you the best way forward, we all have our preferred boilers we like to fit on here, i favour Atag but they will be the most expensive, Intergas are very good reliable economical and good value as a second choice plenty of others to consider , Baxi, Ideal, Worcester Bosch, get some estimates and go from there . cheers kop
     
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  7. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Is whom Gas Safe?
     
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  8. thereisawizza

    thereisawizza Plumber GSR

    Doesn't make sense does it... :)
     
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  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Not yet, thinking there was an edit before posting as the same post on another forum doesn`t have this in it. :oops:
     
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  10. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    There was a link posted in the original post that's been removed by a mod. It looked like a boiler comparison site.

    Even so, bit of a duff statement.
     
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  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    The title of your post says “ where to start when buying a boiler “ I don’t actually think thats what you mean , however if you do , please do not go buy one without sourcing an installer first .
     
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  12. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Have concerns with "Know we need a combi" as jts asked post #5
    Reckon combi and condensing are easily mixed up, well they are to me being non gas. :oops:
     
  13. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    A combi boiler provides instant hot water on demand (no cylinder required).
    A condensing boiler is, basically, just a very efficient boiler.
    The advice I give my customers and friends is to find a decent installer and let the installer supply the boiler. Then, if there is a problem with the new boiler, the installer is responsible for the fault whether the problem is due to the boiler being faulty or the way it was installed. Whereas, if the boiler is supplied by yourself, the company selling it to you may well blame the installation and the installer will probably say he installed it correctly and you won't know which is true.
    AN INSTALLER (not a product) can be Gas Safe registered. If you have any doubt that an installer is Gas Safe, then you can contact Gas Safe and check.
     
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  14. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Don't feed the troll.

    A month ago he was supposedly in student accommodation looking for how to top a boiler up and posting links for help link.
     
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  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Well spotted SimonG, and before that he was advising on oil. :(
    Looks like another FAKE troll posting to me.
     
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