What are the differences between the main boiler brands?

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If you crave a home that remains warm and cosy all year round, it’s likely you’ve considered investing in a new boiler brand. Notably reducing a household’s carbon footprint, choosing an energy efficient boiler can save up to £340 per year on rising energy costs and can even add up to 4% to the value of the property in some cases. But, although we live in an age of instant information, it can often be a difficult task to find the exact information needed to make an informed decision.

It’s essential to bear in mind that the cheapest boiler isn’t always going to be the best in the long term if it proves to be unreliable or is more expensive to have repaired, which is why we advise homeowners and landlords to choose a reliable boiler with a well-known brand name. At Compare Companies, we understand that you want a clear and concise breakdown of the differences between the main boiler brands, so that’s exactly what you will find below!

Ideal boilers

Types of Ideal boiler available:

  • Combi boilers
  • System boilers
  • Traditional heat only boilers

Ideal boilers price

£660 to £1,340 (before installation but including VAT)

Ideal boilers energy efficiency

  • A grade
  • Save around 94% of the energy generated by the boiler
  • Energy Saving Trust endorsed products

Ideal boilers guarantee/warranty

2 to 10 years (dependant on chosen boiler model)

Industry awards

  • Quietmark accredited products
  • Disability Confident Committed employer
  • The “Reader Recommended” badge from Good Housekeeping magazine in 2018, 2019 and 2020

BAXI boilers

Types of BAXI boilers available

  • Combi boilers
  • System boilers
  • Traditional heat only boilers
  • Electric boilers (via sister company Heatrae Sadia)

BAXI boilers price

£720 to £1,150 (before installation but including VAT)

BAXI boilers energy efficiency

  • A grade
  • Save around 93% of the energy generated by the boiler
  • Energy Saving Trust endorsed products

BAXI boilers guarantee/warranty

2 to 10 years (dependant on chosen boiler model)

Industry awards

  • Gas Industry Customer Service Award 2017
  • Gas Industry Energy Efficiency Award 2017
  • H&V News Training Initiative of the Year 2018
  • Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Best Marketing Campaign 2018

Potterton boilers

Types of Potterton boiler available

  • Combi boilers
  • System boilers
  • Traditional heat only boilers

Potterton boilers price

£600 to £1,000 (before installation but including VAT)

Potterton boilers energy efficiency

  • A grade
  • Save around 91% of the energy generated by the boiler
  • Energy Saving Trust endorsed products

Potterton boilers guarantee/warranty

1 to 7 years (dependant on chosen boiler model)

Industry awards

  • Received the first ever award of excellence given by the Institute of Domestic Heat Engineers
  • Which? Magazine Best Buy award in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

Worcester Bosch Group boilers

Types of Worcester Bosch Group boilers available:

  • Combi boilers
  • System boilers
  • Traditional heat only boilers
  • Worcester Bosch boilers price
  • £770 and £2,030 (before installation but including VAT)

Worcester Bosch boiler brand energy efficiency

  • Can achieve A+ rating when installed with smart controls
  • Save around 95% of the energy generated by the boiler
  • Energy Saving Trust endorsed products

Worcester Bosch boilers guarantee/warranty

2 to 5 years (dependant on chosen boiler model)

Industry awards

  • CORGI award for Best Techincal Support (2005)
  • The Greenstar CDi boiler wins CORGI award for Boiler of the Year (2005)
  • Regional and National Training Centre of the Year award from OFTEC (2007)
  • OFTEC Award for best technical support (2010)
  • Which Awards won for every Greenstar gas boiler (2011)
  • Customer Service Award – Top 50 Call Centres (2011)
  • Richard Soper CEO awarded CBE (2012)
  • OFTEC Award for best technical support (2012)
  • Which Best Buys awarded to all Greenstar Gas boilers (2013)
  • Worcester manufacturing plant wins ‘Best Engineering Plant’ and ‘Health and Safety Award’ in the Best Factory Awards (2013)
  • Which Best Buys awarded to every Greenstar gas boiler (2014)
  • Build it Awards – Wave wins Best Plumbing Product (2014)
  • Worcester wins award for Commitment to the Armed Forces (2014)
  • Which Best Buys awarded to every Greenstar gas boiler (2015)
  • Customer Service Win at AGSM Awards (Taking Home Boiler Manufacturer Customer Service Award) (2015)
  • Which Best Buys awarded to every Greenstar boiler (2016)
  • Best Consumer Website at Digi Awards (2016)

Compare the latest boiler prices and save up to 30%

There are three main types of boiler used in the UK; conventional heat only boilers, traditional boilers and combination (combi) boilers. Learn which type is the right one for you here. And if you’re wondering what you should think about before buying a new boiler, then we suggest considering these important factors.

Whether you’re looking for the best replacement boiler or you’re installing a new boiler for the very first time, save time with our simple hassle free quoting process for combi boilers and gas boilers and you could save up to 30% in the process! Or if you wish to discuss your options further, don’t hesitate to give our knowledgeable Customer support centre a call on 0800 084 5076.

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