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Whats the best and most ecomical way to replace an ageing back boiler system?

5 Answers from MyBuilder Heating Engineers

Best Answer

Best option is to go for a either a combination boiler or, keep the same system that you have and go for a conventional boiler, Make sure that either one you choose is condensing, And all works are carried out by a qualified Gas Safe engineer,



Answered 15th Apr 2011

leave the back boiler in place just drain it down dissconnect and cap then fit a combi boiler and pipe to original piping , regards, Terry.


Answered 17th Apr 2011

strip it out and fit a combi.


Answered 15th Apr 2011

Depending on size of property and what's in it plumbing wise would depend on what I would recommend, and what Requirments need to be met for how you would like it. E.g you want something that takes up less space. Cheers. Ryan.


Answered 16th Apr 2011

You could replace with Baxi's high efficency back boiler, if you wanted a straight swap. However the controls system are often outdated and pipework often very sludged up on these back boiler systems so if budget allows you to change the system then I would opt for a new boiler situated elsewhere, be it a combi or unvented system. This opens up a whole range of inset gas fires for a replacement ( if needed) and an easier to maintain system.


Answered 3rd May 2011

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