New Boiler Needed - would appreciate your advice on what to get Gas / Biomass etc.....
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I currently have a very old oil fired boiler that is on it’s last legs, black tar on the wall where the flume comes out, regularly failing etc… so looking to replace it but I don’t really have anyone to ask for advice / opinions on this type of thing so would really appreciate your input !
The current system is connected to a relatively new hot water tank (Gledhill StainlessLite Solar Cylinder) with all kind of boxes and cylinders which I don’t really understand or know how to get the best out of at the moment. These are all kept within the integral garage.
Been in the house less than a year, it’s a small 4 bed detached, probably more similar to a three bed hour in terms of size – 127 Square metres. It has good loft installation and cavity wall insulation, It’s open floor boards in the house though and relatively old double glazed windows, some of the radiators need to be upgraded but some are relatively new.
My wife has left me unfortunately ☹ so I live in the house by myself 50% of the time, the rest of the time I have my 3 kids here with me, two girls aged 6 and 4 and a boy also 6. They currently have baths every night they are here but I guess in the future will move to showers.
I’ve looked at having gas installed in the property which will cost £700 if they do all the work and £430 if I dig it myself. Then the cost of installing a new gas boiler on top of that, not sure what would be best as there are days when I would need a full tanks worth and others when I would barely use any (I’m at work all day and even often shower at the gym) so not sure if a traditional or combi would be best ?
I’ve also looked at getting a biomass boiler although the installation cost would be higher the rhi payments seem to make up for this over time, I’ve had an estimate of £325 a quarter for this but with the house being relatively empty half the time I doubt it would be that high.
I have around 13k in savings so could afford to invest in a biomass boiler if that’s the best option. I’ve spent hours researching this but am at a bit of a loss, want to make the right decision so it’s the best decision for the future and what will work with the kids and I, don’t plan on moving anytime soon so thinking about them as teenagers too (which is scary)
I’m having some quotes done in the next few weeks but if you have any thoughts and /or comments, they’d be greatly appreciated as I am a bit of loss right now ! Thank you