I have posted a few question here about different things and I have
some more..(thanks again in advance)...
Ok, looks like I am going to change the boiler in the house for a
condensing type - not a combi - probably an 'unvented' system. This
has come from several recommendations as 'the best solution' - and
I'll be totally honest, I don't really understand how it all works!
I currently have a boiler that has two seperate rad circuits (two
outputs from the boiler) - each goes into a valve that is attached to
a room stat - I have one upstairs and one downstairs.
All my rads have 'yorkshire' style connections. I want to change all
the upstairs rads to have TRVs on them - so that when I convert the
loft (a few years away yet - and I'll want to fit a mains powered
shower in the loft), I can fit the same up there and be sure of a warm
Downstairs I will want to add four rads to - which will heat a room in
the barn attached to the house. I am considering ditching the
yorkshire valves and fitting TRVs on all - so that the same circuit
can be used for the barn - which will also have TRVs - that way the
room stat is bypassed - else it would keep switiching the circuit off
while for example, the barn is still not up to temperature.
Anyway, I think this will work but can I ask a couple of questions....
1 I'm sure someone suggested it before - to remove the yorkshire
valves - is it simply a case of taking the valve off, revoming the
long tube that runs part way along the bottom of the rad, extneding
one of the water pipes to it attaches at the other end, and fitting a
TRV - or do I need new rads?
2 Just what is the best boiler? I'm not too fussed about £500
here or there - but I am not planning to move and my gas bills (mainly
heating) run to approx £70 per month (averaged out over 12 months). I
want an economical solution.....
I just can't seem to find any plumbers/gas fitters that are
experienced enough to recommend a solution - you lot have been more
help! I want to be able to decide for myself and then just task a
plumber with doing the job - with all the choices made...