The PGS Boiler Guide

Best domestic gas combi boilers of 2012

Best domestic gas combi boilers of 2012

/ September 12, 2012 12:57 pm

It’s the time of year again where we look at the best selling boilers over the past 12 months. As we install well over 1000 boilers each year, we tend to see trends as to what boiler people are deciding to buy for their homes. There are of course the manufacturers such as Vaillant and Worcester-Bosch that will always be popular, mainly due to the reliability and ultimately their marketing [...]

How much does a Combi boiler cost?

How much does a Combi boiler cost?

/ November 9, 2011 2:05 pm

Finding out how much you should be paying for a combi boiler is coming quite a challenge as boilers available now vary in price a great deal. Many larger suppliers, with more of a consumer focus, will stock low cost boilers that might be a fraction of the cost – but are they really worth it? This blog for PGS Online outlines what you should be paying for a quality [...]

So what actually are the best boiler brands?

So what actually are the best boiler brands?

/ March 21, 2011 11:26 am

Over the past weekend I was asked the question “what actually is the best boiler brand?” and it made me think – the answer to this is fairly subjective, but there are a few brands that stand out above the rest. Apart from price, the two big factors that determine what boiler people buy are size and output. Manufacturers such as Glow Worm and Baxi make very compact sized boilers, [...]

What does a Boiler servicing entail?

/ November 22, 2010 10:24 am

A boiler servicing should really be an annual occurrence for every property that uses a hot water boiler. The servicing will ensure the safe operation of the boiler and can prevent any potentially dangerous  situations. This is a process that needs to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer as they will have the necessary training in servicing various types of boilers. The main elements that make up a boiler [...]

What is a Regular Boiler?

/ August 11, 2010 9:38 am

This is the final instalment of the PGS Plumbers Boiler Guide. On this post I’ll be running through the most traditional of modern boiler types, the Regular boiler. Regular boilers are also known as Heat Only, Traditional or Conventional boilers and work similarly to System boilers as they also store water in a Hot Water Cylinder. If you live in an older property and the boiler system hasn’t been updated, it is [...]

What is a System Boiler?

/ August 10, 2010 11:43 am

The second edition of this mini-series of Boiler guide blog entries by PGS outlines what a System Boiler is. What is a System Boiler? A System Boiler is an appliance used to heat a hot water cylinder. It lies in the same vein as traditional Heat Only boilers but has benefits that can help save space and installation costs. Traditionally, a Heat Only boiler requires 2 water tanks to be [...]

What is a Combination Boiler?

/ August 9, 2010 10:37 am

To kick start this week’s worth of PGS Blogging, I’m going to run a mini-series of blog entries to tackle the big question of what Boiler is right for you. Rather than go into what manufacturer is best, I’m going to outline the different types of boiler, when they’re used and of course, how efficient they are. There are many different types of boiler available, however the most common Gas [...]