Condensing Combis - Reliable? Worth the extra money?


Looking at getting my old conventional boiler replaced with a combi. Had a few quotes, some people saying that they would never fit a condensing combi, as they are unreliable, others saying that they are the best thing since sliced bread. Who do I believe?
I know the company that do not recommend them are getting kick backs from their favored supplier, so have reason not to believe their speil.
The other company that quoted, reccomeneded a Bosch 28Kw Condensing, but could fit a non-condensing if I wanted.
Are condensing boilers any less reliable than non-condensing?
Are Bosch boilers any good?
Thanks for any advice.
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No. basically the same thing.

Yes.
Try the :
"" Greenstar 40HE Plus Inc Clock & Flue Output - 11.4 - 39.1 kW . 38,900 to 133,409 Btu's
Weight - 46Kg
Domestic Hot Water Flow Rate - 16 L/min
Built in fault diagnostic display.
SEDBUK Band - A 97% Efficiency Condensing In DHW Mode
Price Includes Flue, Clock and Delivery.
Price ex VAT: 1,150.00 1,351.25 Including VAT ""
http://www.discountedheating.co.uk/shop/acatalog/Greenstar_40HE_PLUS.html
16 litres/min flowrate will give excelent performance and low bills.
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Condensing is good. 1st generation condensors were dogs designed to have the burner assembly position under the dripping acid. The problems have since been ironed out.
A modern condensing boiler is very similar to a modern non-condensing type in design and construction. There are only a couple of minor differences consisting of a larger, more efficient heat exchanger, a condensate drain and different programming of the onboard computer.

I'm hoping the Worcester Bosch Greenstar is a good boiler, as I've just bought one.
Christian.
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I finished fitting my Baxi condensing combi 130HE in August, also with 16L/min flow rate. So far it has been excellent, more expensive to buy but because of the added economy I feel justified in wacking the heating up when it gets cold.
Got the Baxi Intellistat as well which ensures heating comes on at the right times and maintains steady temperature..
Regards
Earl
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