What boilers are covered by Flexi-Orb?

The following boilers are covered under Flexi-Orb:

Biomass Boilers

Biomass boilers use a wood-fuelled heating method which burn logs, wood pellets or chips to supply heat in a room or to power central heating and hot water boilers.

Gas Boilers

Gas boilers continuously heat the water which is then pumped around the house through pipes and radiators to heat the home or used to provide hot water (as a combi boiler or hot water tank). The boilers generally use mains gas.

What are the benefits of the boilers?

Biomass Boilers

  • More cost-effective heating compared to other heating systems
  • You may be able to claim payments over 7 years via the Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Reduction in carbon emissions are low if fuel used is sourced locally

Gas Boilers

  • Most boilers are run off mains gas which is a cheaper unit rate
  • Save space in your home with a combi boiler
  • Installation time and costs can be reduced with a combi boiler

How much do these boilers cost?

Biomass Boiler – The cost of a biomass boiler will depend on a number of factors. This includes the size of the boiler, make and if the pellets are automatically fed into the boiler.

Gas Boiler – To find the cost of a gas boiler for your home has been made simple due to the number of boiler companies who provide an online calculator tool to help you determine the correct size and cost.

Please find below links to two organisations who provide this service:

Boxt – www.boxt.co.uk

Snug – www.snugboilers.co.uk

What can you save or earn from boilers?

With the installation of a gas or biomass boiler you could experience:

  • Savings from a reduction in your energy bills compared to your existing system
  • Income from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for biomass boilers if eligible

How much these savings and income are will vary. It will depend on how old and efficient your existing system. For biomass boilers the installer will need to estimate the RHI income a consumer can receive over the 7 years.

What size of boiler is required for your house?

Biomass Boiler

The size of boiler required will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Size of property
  • Insulation levels of property
  • Lowest external temperature for the region

A qualified installer should come and visit your property to help determine the correct size.

Gas Boiler

To find the correct size of boiler you will need to know:

  • Current fuel used e.g. mains gas
  • Type of existing heating you have
  • Where do you want your new boiler fitted?
  • Type of house you have e.g. detached
  • How many bedrooms you have?
  • How many bathtubs you have?
  • How many separate showers you have?
  • Do you have thermostatic radiator valves?
  • Where does your flue come out (if required)?
  • Is your flue next to a window (if required)?

Find an installer

Using a Flexi-Orb member provides you with peace of mind knowing that they have been vetted and provide you with protection mechanisms.