Seasons greetings to all.
A long time lurker posting for the first time, please be gentle :-)
I am in the process of renovating a house and job one is to fit central
heating. Best deal on a boiler I have come across is for a Ravenheat 84 ET
(from www.diyboilers.co.uk )and before I take the plunge I wondered if
anyone has any experiences of this make and specifically this model.
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:41:54 +0000 (UTC), "Sean Binks"
You may want to do a search on Google Groups for past threads where
these have been mentioned. Ravenheat have not generally received a
good press here.
Also, this model is right at the very bottom of the legally allowed
efficiency range. It's hot water performance at 12 litres per minute
is not going to be spectacular for a shower or a bath in the winter,
if the house is likely to have more than one bath or shower.
If you are on a budget for the renovation, then if you are planning to
stay in the property for a few years, it would be worth investing a
bit more in a decent condensing combi boiler such as a Vaillant, Ideal
or Worcester Bosch. You can comfortably save between 25 and 30% of
your gas requirements this way.
Obviously if you are planning to do a relatively cursory job and move
on then this is less of an issue.
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On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:41:54 +0000, Sean Binks wrote:
As a long time lurker you will no doubt have seen that on balance with
boilers there is some truth to the idea that you get what you pay for.
If you are renovating to sell then all that it needed is to have a heating
system that works - in which case go ahead.
If you are renovating to dwell then you want the lowest cost over 20 years
(say) then something better is called for.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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