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4 budget boiler brands that give you more for your money

Want a top-notch boiler that won't break the bank? Our breakdown of budget makes and models will give you all the info you need to know before you buy.

You want your new boiler to be reliable, long lasting and great value for money. After all, why pay more for an expensive model that works just as well as a cheaper one?

Yet how can you be sure that a cut-cost product doesn't mean compromising on quality? Take a look at our round up of the top budget boiler makes and some of their best models.

Vokera

Having been in business for over 30 years, Vokera know a thing or two about producing good quality boilers. They offer a range of compact A-rated combi boilers that would suit the smallest of properties, whether you need one for your own home, your rental property or your business.

The Linea One Combi model boasts a range of features, including weather control for maximising energy savings and an LCD display. Warranties vary in length depending on model; for instance, you could get a five-year one with the Linea One Combi, but only a two-year one with the Compact A Combi.

Glow-worm

Now owned by the Vaillant group, Glow-worm has over 75 years of boiler-manufacturing experience under their belts. They're a well-known budget boiler brand offering solid, highly efficient, A-rated products that incorporate the latest wireless and LCD technology.

The Flexicom model, which heats water in just five seconds, is smaller and therefore ideal for properties with limited space. On the other hand, the Ultracom² 35 Store is great for use in larger homes, yet you'll need enough room to store the water tank that comes with it.

Glow-worm boilers tend to have relatively short guarantees, with just two years offered for both the Flexicom and Ultracom² 35 Store models.

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Potterton

Having been around since 1850, it's no surprise that over seven million properties have a boiler by the Baxi-owned Potterton brand1<. Famous for undergoing stringent tests during production, these boilers have low emission levels, flexible installation options, and come in all different sizes.

Features and advantages differ according to model. The Promax Combi has two-stage frost protection as well as specially designed controls for separating central heating and hot water, while the Promax Ultra boasts a superior flow rate.

Although Potterton boilers are competitively priced compared to other makes and models, it's worth noting that their warranties can be incredibly short, sometimes expiring after just one year.

Baxi

Baxi is a well-established British brand known for producing highly reliable, long-lasting boilers with lengthy guarantees, some of which are 10 years long. They're known for their reliability and ease of installation compared to many other popular boiler brands, as well as their superior quality. As they're made in the UK, replacement parts are easy to source.

Baxi's EcoBlue+ combi boilers have many advantages. They don't require as much installation space as some other boilers, and they're available in a range of sizes to suit both large and small homes. With an A efficiency rating and superior flow rates, this model also comes with a seven-year warranty, which is considerably longer than what other brands offer on their own models.

Although they may be slightly more expensive than other makes and models we've looked at, Baxi and its EcoBlue+ range are very competitively priced and offer fantastic value for money.

1 www.combiboilerhq.com/potterton-combi-boiler/

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