Viessmanns Vitovalor hydrogen fuel cells

Generate power and heat at the same time using a fuel cell heating appliance – the Vitovalor 300-P from Viessmann

Benefits of the Vitovalor 300-P from Viessmann

  1. Take advantage of the latest technology available to you today! Heating using hydrogen and natural gas means that you’re putting your money in a futureproof investment.
  2. With rising electricity prices, the fuel cell will help you save money on bills in the long term.
  3. Save up to 30% on energy bills via more efficiency heating with the fuel cell. As well as this, you’ll be cutting down on your C02 emissions and carbon footprint.

The Vitovalor 300-P from Viessmann

This fuel cell from Viessmann is the ideal energy source for a modern detached or two-family house. Using natural gas, the Vitovalor 300-P converts natural gas into hydrogen and then uses that hydrogen to produce electricity. There are financial rebates available at the moment, making these an affordable and great value investment!

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How do oil boilers work?

How do oil boilers work?

Oil boilers are better suited to some homes more than others, so here’s what you need to know about how they work and how they can help keep your home warm during those cold winter months…

Do I have an oil boiler?

While the vast majority of the UK homes are part of our country’s gas network, not all homes are. This means that a traditional kind of boiler isn’t an option. That’s where oil boilers come in, as they can act as an alternative for those kind of homes.  

How do oil boilers work?

Most homes make use of gas-powered central heating systems so chances are that is the kind of system that your home currently uses. It may come as a surprise but oil boilers actually operate very similarly to gas-powered systems, they just use an oil-fired boiler to get your water nice and hot. This hot water is then push out through your central heating system and radiators to keep your home warm.

The important thing that homeowners need to know is that oil boilers require an oil source and stored in a tank. These storage tanks can take up a lot more room up in your home than other gas-powered options such as a combi boiler.

Oil is usually much more efficient than gas, so for those that decide to make use of one, will find that they will get a more efficient boiler. However, everything depends on the price of your energy source. We all know how gas bills can skyrocket and this due to the fact that the actual price of gas can fluctuate which affects bills. Oil is much the same, and it price can often change.

Types of oil boiler

You are most likely to find two different types of oil boiler available to you. These are heat-only boilers and combination condensing oil boilers. When it comes to the latter, it’s important to note that most oil-fired combination boilers have some form of internal hot water tank. This means that rather than hot water being delivered instantly, if all of the store is used up, you would have to wait before you would be able to use hot water again.

Gas-powered boilers tend to deal with this problem much better, so if you live in a larger home and regularly need the use of water in multiple places at once, then their may be better boilers out there on the market for your needs.

Based in the Bristol area and looking for an oil boiler?

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing what boiler is right for your home, that’s why we’re here to help. Get in touch with us on 07723 009256 or here on our website.

Do you have the right boiler for your needs?

When you are so used to something being a certain way, it can be hard to really take the time to ask. Is this right for me? There are many different options available to homeowners when it comes to boiler so here’s what you need to know to decide if your boiler is right for you…

Do you live in a smaller home?

By smaller home we mean a 1-2 bedroom house that has less that 4 people. If this is the case and you only have one bathroom then a combi boiler could be a great choice for your home.

Combination boilers or ‘combi’ boilers are great at delivering hot water on demand as they draw from the mains source. They also don’t require the use of a tank or cylinder which is key in some smaller homes as they free up space that other options would take.

They are great at delivering constant hot water to one tap, as and when you need it.

However, they are not able to deliver consistent hot water to more than one tap at time, meaning they are not a great option for bigger house shares or larger families. If someone is using the shower, then they could be in for a nasty shock when someone downstairs starts to use the hot water tap at the same time.

Do you have more than one bathroom?

If you have more than one bathroom, or need to deliver hot water at multiple places at once, then a system boiler might be a better choice.

System boilers (or sealed system boilers) make use of a water cylinder which most of the time will sit in an airing cupboard. Unlike other options, they do not need a water tank to operate. They are a great solution for larger houses as they allow hot water to be supplied to multiple places at once, meaning you can take a shower yourself while the kids use the other bathroom.

 

The biggest issue with system boilers is that they cannot supply hot water instantly like a combi boiler can. That means that your supply of heated water can run out and you’ll have to wait again for more of it to heat back up.If you have someone who loves to hog the shower, then you’ll need to make sure they save some water for you if you are in a rush.

 

Conventional boilers (also known as open vent boilers) make use of both a cylinder and tank. This means that they also can supply hot water to multiple places in your home at the same time. However, just like system boilers they cannot heat water instantly so you will have to wait if you use all of the heated water and also require more space in your home, since you need to find space for a tank.

 

Based in the Bristol area and need a boiler service?

Every home is different, so it’s important to understand what’s best for you and your home.