A back boiler has broken down in my aged parents home. I have been
looking for a new one ( urgent) .
I have a limited choice since they have solid fuel and need a room heater.
There are only two it seems a Charnwood or a Parkray.
They have a five bed bungalow, reasonable insulation and double glazing.
The boiler has to supply hot water and eight radiators ( sizes variable and
The room heater was a Rayburn 80.
Problem , I have been given two estimates for the room heater . One company
tells me I need 35,000btu , the other say 41,000 btu. Anyone know how I can
work out which is correct? ( OK I know its an art form not a science but
help would be appreciated. It seems the art has been lost to modern heating
specialists where solid fuel is concerned!) There is only £70 difference in
the cost by the way, so this isn't an entirely economic decision. Its about
getting the right thing.
Or better still, since the Rayburn 80 was sufficient to supply the needs
can someone yell me what capacity boiler that would have been?
PS. No , they are not switching to LPG or oil, so such irrelevant
suggestions are not welcome. Thanks.