Baxi Boilers Review – Are they the right choice?
Baxi have been around since 1825, when Richard Baxendale launched his first product – a controllable underfloor draught system for solid fuel heating.
Since then, they’ve gone on to become a major brand name in boilers and heating technology across the UK and Europe. Their Baxi 105 E became the biggest selling combi boiler in the UK back in 2001 and they’ve gone on to bigger and better things since then.
Now, as part of BDR Thermea, Baxi are one of the largest boiler makers in Europe.
The Baxi gas boiler range includes the following:
Baxi’s Combi Boiler range currently has 5 models, ranging from the lower cost MainEco combi, up to the Platinum Combi (their top of the range model). Warranties range from 3 years to 10 years. Because a combi boiler doesn’t require a separate hot water tank, they’re also great for freeing up storage space in your home. The size of combi you need will depend on the size of your home and the number of radiators you have. As mentioned above, a combi might not be the best choice for you if you require lots of hot water (perhaps you have 2 or more bathrooms.)
The Heat-only boiler range from Baxi starts with the EcoBlue Heat system (with 2 years warranty) and goes up to the EcoBlue Advance Heat system with 7 years warranty. They are an open-vented system that has 2 water tanks. These kinds of boilers can easily replace any existing heat-only or “traditional” boiler. They’re also a good choice for homes requiring more hot water (perhaps those with 2+ bathrooms).
In the Baxi System boiler range, there are currently 3 models, ranging from the MainEco System up to the Megaflo system. Warranty options range from 3 to 7 years. All Baxi system boilers are designed for use on a fully pumped sealed system, and can installed with an un-vented high pressure cylinder. If you have 2 or more bathrooms and/or require more hot water than normal homes, this range might be ideal for you.
Baxi are certainly a good choice as a boiler, but there a few things you need to be aware of before purchasing.
Before you buy:
- Always ensure you get the advice of a qualified engineer before purchasing. They will be able to help you decide which boiler type and capacity is best suited for your own individual circumstances.
- Even if you’ve already 100% decided on Baxi, don’t be in a rush to buy from the first place that quotes you. Different installers charge different prices, even for the same product. Plus, their installation costs will vary from installer to installer. Remember, the price of the boiler itself is NOT the only thing you’ll need to pay for. You can see variations of hundreds of pounds, if not more, by the time you add in the extra installation costs.
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