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Switching from Conventional Boiler to a Combi Boiler

Switching from a gravity fed boiler system to a combi boiler can bring many benefits to your homes central heating system and is a lot easier than you might thing.

At Wright Gas, we are one of the leading gas engineers in the West Coast of Scotland. Fully qualified and Baxi Approved for new boiler installs, we can provide a complete boiler swap service for those looking to switch from an old gravity fed boiler system to a new combi boiler installation.

What is Gravity Fed Boiler System?

Gravity systems were once the most common type of boiler installed in homes across Scotland. They are a lot less common now because combi boilers provide so many advantages over this older system.

If you regarding your exiting boiler as ‘open vent boiler’ ‘heat only boiler’ or ‘conventional boiler’ then you have a gravity boiler system in your home.

What are the downsides to a gravity fed boiler system?

One of the most noticeable downsides to a gravity fed boiler is the poor water pressure which is, as the name suggests, down to the flow generated by gravity. In tenement flats (for example) where there is no opportunity to locate the water tank high up in a loft, the water pressure for a shower can be very poor unless your plumber or boiler installer has fitted a shower pump.

On top of this, the cold water storage tanks for gravity boilers have to be installed in lofts and history has shown that they can often become vulnerable to frost damage and eventually water leaks which can damage your homes interior.

Switching from a Gravity Fed Boiler to a Combi Boiler

If you have never had a combi boiler fitted and are switching from a conventional, gravity fed boiler system then there is some set up work that is required. From installing new gas piping to installing a flue and condensate pipe, there are differences that we can talk you through. But one of the most important and beneficial reasons to switch from a conventional boiler to a combi boiler is energy efficiency. If you are still running an older gravity fed conventional boiler system then a switch to a combi boiler can see a saving of up to 40% per year on your energy bills. Multiple this by a few years and you can quickly see why the initial investment in having a combi boiler installed can pay for itself so quickly.

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Find out more

If you are thinking of switching from a conventional boiler to a combi boiler then the best step is to get in touch. We can fully explain the process of switching system, what is involved and of course, the costs of it all.

At Wright Gas we pride ourselves on a quality gas boiler fitting service for everything from direct boiler swaps to upgraded systems and so much more. We are Gas Safe Registered, a Which Trusted Trader and a Baxi Approved Boiler Installer.

If you would like to know more about our boiler installation service and to discuss switching your heating system from a conventional system to a new energy efficient combi boiler, please get in touch by calling Jamie on 07746 942 768 or by emailing jamie@wrightgas.co.uk

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