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Baxi Boilers | Combi Boilers & System Boilers

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Baxi are one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of boilers, helping to provide central heating and hot water to households and offices across the UK and beyond. They are a recognised source of innovative central heating solutions, with a focus on quality products that meet the requirements of the consumer.

History of Baxi

Baxi was founded in 1866 by ironmonger Richard Baxendale. The first product was launched 5 years later in the form of a controllable under floor heating system. Over the next 3 decades, Baxi started putting their efforts into the domestic heating industry, particularly gas fuelled central heating systems.

This effort paid off and it was the launch of Baxi’s first flagship product, the space efficient Bermuda Boiler in the 1960s that really saw the brand start to grow. This helped lead to the release of the more space efficient Baxi Solo boiler in the 1980s. Baxi’s popularity continued into the 1990’s, with the now extensive product range becoming more and more popular with customers both at home and abroad.

Today BAXI is one of the leading manufacturers of boilers in Europe and with their focus on quality and efficiency; it is easy to see why they remain at the forefront of the industry.

 

Popular Baxi Products:

Baxi Combi Boiler

The Gas Combi Boiler range from Baxi can be found in homes up and down the country. Combi boilers provide central heating and hot water from the 1 unit, removing the requirement for an external water tank or unit. Instead the hot water is heated by a heating component within the boiler itself. Waste gases produced by the combustion process within the boiler are then taken outside of the property via the flue.Baxi produce both the Neta-Tec and Duo-Tec2 Combi Boiler ranges.

The Neta-Tec is a High Effiency (HE) boiler that is popular for use in smaller properties (e.g. 1 bedroom flats and apartments) where demand for hot water is lower. It is small and compact and is perfect when space is at a premium.

The Duo-Tec2 is slightly more high spec that the Neta-Tec  range and is seen as being more suitable for larger properties where there is a requirement for hot water to go to more water outputs. Both provide highly efficient central heating and hot water solutions and being a Baxi product it is accepted that spare parts are easy to find (should there be a need to) and they are renowned as being easy to service thanks to the easy-to- use control panel.

Both models are Gas Adaptive (GA) models. This means they both provide an even more efficient performance by changing the mix of gas and air during the combustion process when the boiler is in use. Both ranges can feed of the properties gas mains or if you wish you can change to a Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) source at the flick of a switch if required.

The Duo-Tec2  range comes in different 24, 28, 33 and 40 models and the Baxi Neta-Tec High Efficiency Boiler range comes in the 24, 28 and 33 models . Each model type represents the different levels of heat and hot water that they can output and it is important that you choose the right boiler model depending on your properties requirements. You boiler installer should be able to advise.

 

Baxi System Boilers

System boilersrequire external waters tank to provide hot water and central heating within a property.

They therefore take up more space in the property, but they are popular for servicing larger properties that have a need to provide hot water to a large number of outputs (often with more than 2 bathrooms).

Baxi Neta-Tec

Baxi Neta-Tec

 

Baxi manufacture the Megaflo HE System Boiler range. The MegaFlow System boiler comes in different models (15, 18, 24, 28 and 32). This therefore enables you to choose the System boiler that best suits the requirements of your property.

 

 

Where to buy

As one of the biggest names in the boiler industry, Baxi products are available from a whole host of recognised stockists.

Direct Heating Supplies offer some of the best prices around, promising to get you your order as quickly as possible, in many cases the next working day if suitable.

Browse the website to see the full range of Baxi products and boilers from other major brands such as Worcester and Vaillant or if you would like to talk to someone about your options you can call the trained sales team on 0800 181 4488.

Advantages and Disadvantages of an Electric Boiler

Electric boilers are the most popular choice of boiler in the UK after natural gas boilers.

Some popular electric boilers available on the market at the moment are the Trianco Aztec electric boiler and the Heatrae Amptec electric boiler, but there are many other types of electric boiler available.

 

How do Electric boilers work?

Whereas gas boilers rely on burning gas to generate heat, electric boilers rely on the electricity from the mains supply of the property to heat elements within the boiler. Water gets hotter as it passes over these elements and once sufficiently heated the water is then pumped to where it is required.

Electric boilers remain popular because they are considered to be around 99% efficient to the end user. This is because electric boilers do not rely on the burning of fossil fuels such as gas or oil to produce heat and there is therefore no chance of losing valuable heat when releasing waste gases into the atmosphere.

The Trianco Aztec electric boiler is 1 popular electric boiler available.

 

 

 

Advantages of an electric boiler:

  • Increased efficiency
    A traditional gas boiler system normally disposes of waste gases by taking it out of the property via a flue or chimney. As the flue is not required in an electric boiler system setup, this means that useful heat does not escape, helping the electric boiler to run at around 99% efficiency.
  • No need for a mains gas supply
    Over 2 million homes in the UK don’t have access to a mains gas supply, making electric boilers an essential (and cheap) means of providing central heating and hot water.
  • Reduced installation costs
    If you do not currently have a gas pipe supply into your property it can cost a lot of money to get this setup. An electric boiler is a cheaper solution. It is also beneficial as you do not need to purchase a separate Flue or chimney as there is no requirement to take waste emissions from the boiler to outside of the property, as with a gas boiler. This will obviously save you money in the initial installation stage.
  • Space efficient
    The fact that a flue is not required benefits smaller properties where space is an issue. There is also a lot more flexibility in where the electric boiler can be installed, as it doesn’t necessarily need to be close to an outside wall. Unlike other types of boiler, there is also no requirement for an additional fuel storage tank.
  • Quiet
    Electric boilers are not reliant on elements within the boiler moving to generate heat. This means that electric boilers are renowned as being very quiet systems when in use.
  • Maintenance
    Electric boilers generally don’t need to be serviced as regularly as gas and oil boilers as they are considered to be like any other electrical appliance. Generally they only need maintaining  if there is a problem with the boiler itself.
  • Good for environment*
    Electric boilers rely on electricity rather than the burning of fossil fuels to generate heat. The electric boilers themselves are therefore considered more environmentally friendly than other types of boiler as there isn’t a requirement to take the waste gas emissions produced by the boiler out into the atmosphere. *However, the full environmental picture does cast doubt over the claim that electric boilers are fully environmentally friendly (see disadvantages list below).

 

Disadvantages of an electric boiler:

  • Not always suitable for larger properties
    Electric boilers can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time, therefore a more conventional boiler system may be more suitable to heat larger properties where hot water usage levels may be higher.
  • Environmental benefits myth
    Although the electric boiler units themselves are considered fairly environmentally friendly heating systems, there are concerns that the actual process of creating electricity itself in power stations generates the same amount of pollution as gas and oil boiler systems, therefore negating this benefit.
  • Cost of electricity
    Due to the higher cost of electricity over gas, electric boilers are considered a slightly more expensive way to provide heat to a property.
  • Potential power cuts
    By choosing an electric boiler you will be relying on an electricity source to provide hot water to your home. This means that in the event of a power cut you could be without central heating or hot water for hours or (depending on where you live) even days.

 

A wide range of electric boilers are available to purchase online at some really competitive prices from Direct Heating Supplies.