Your boiler is one of the most important appliances in a modern home. We rely on it to keep our families warm and comfortable, regardless of what the weather is doing outside. Being without heat and hot water for even a short period of time would be awful. Thankfully, modern boilers are extremely reliable. However, regular servicing and the recommended maintenance will substantially reduce the likelihood of a breakdown even further.
In this post we’ll try to answer all the main questions about the installation, maintenance, and costs of choosing a Viessmann boiler in Dublin.
About Viessmann boilers
Viessmann is a long established and trusted brand. Established in 1917 and serving more than 11 countries, Viessmann is well known in most developed markets. The range of boilers they offer is designed to ensure they have a solution for any size or type of home. Each type of boiler is also available with a range of heat outputs and water flows, increasing the suitability for specific homes further. They manufacture combi-boilers, system boilers, heat-only boilers and storage combis.
The importance of maintenance
The importance of properly maintaining your Viessmann boiler can’t be overstated. An annual check by a qualified and experienced professional, regardless of the age of your boiler, not only greatly reduces the likelihood of a breakdown, but it also helps to keep your family safe by making sure everything is working properly. Some people just have a gas safety inspection, while others will just have a service. To ensure your boiler remains efficient and safe, both are recommended. They can usually be performed at the same time, keeping the cost and inconvenience to a minimum.
There is a crossover between the requirements of a service and safety inspection, so the time saving can be considerable. The engineer will normally check your air supplies, flues, boiler, and any associated safety devices or equipment are all working as they should be.
If you have a newer boiler that is still under warranty, then sticking to the service and inspection schedule will ensure you remain covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
A Viessman boiler in Dublin can save you money
A new Viessmann boiler in Dublin can save you money in more ways than one. As well as modern boilers being much more efficient, reducing your utility bills, they are also far less likely to generate any repair bills. The savings can be even greater if your current boiler isn’t the correct size or type for your home. If you have a boiler that is ten or more years old, then the savings can easily be in the hundreds of euros every year.
The types of boilers available
There are different types of boilers available. Viessmann boilers in Dublin can provide combi boilers, conventional boilers, or system boilers. Choosing the right type and system for your home can make a huge difference. Below we’ll list some of their main characteristics to help you better understand your choices.
Combi boilers are the most popular choice in modern homes. With a combi boiler water is heated straight from the mains and delivered at pressure, removing the need for separate pumps or power showers. A combi boiler often takes up less space, as it removes the need for a hot water cylinder. The lack of a tank can also cut the cost of installation. Because the water is heated on demand it can take a few seconds before the water gets warm, and the pressure can reduce if several people are using taps in different parts of the house at the same time.
Conventional boilers can be more effective in a home with lots of bathrooms and heavy use. This type of system can be overkill for smaller homes and take up more space. They are typically found in older properties. They can send hot water to multiple rooms with no loss in pressure, and many systems also have an immersion heater as a backup, so you can still have hot water even if the boiler breaks down. A conventional boiler does require a little more planning, as water isn’t heated instantly you’ll have to program your thermostat to ensure the water is always preheated when it will be needed. If all the hot water in the tank is used before you’re finished, you’ll have to wait for more water to be heated. Most older properties have their hot water cylinder and cold-water tank in the lofts, but space can be an issue on some properties.
A system boiler can be a great option for household that consume a lot of hot water. They work in a similar way to a combi boiler but also feature a storage cylinder. They are most commonly found in large family homes or B&Bs etc. Multiple taps can be used without any loss in pressure. The compact size makes them an ideal choice for people with space issues, and installation is often quicker and easier. However, while they are relatively compact, they are bigger than a traditional boiler because of the internal water tank.
Why use GasSafe?
When you’re investing money in your home you want to make sure you’re spending it wisely. It’s important to make the right decisions for several reasons, your family’s comfort, running costs, and resale value if you’re thinking of selling your house in the near future.
The best way to ensure you don’t waste your money is to use an experienced and qualified professional to give you advice and carry out your installation. We have years of experience providing heating and plumbing services throughout Ireland. From boiler services and safety inspections to full installations, including Viessmann boilers in Dublin. We are also a trusted partner for many property management companies and landlords, taking care of everything from safety certificates, fires, cookers, boiler upgrades, to radiators and valves.
We have a long list of satisfied customers that have benefitted from our expertise and excellent customer service.