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87.61%

Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi Gas boiler

This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler scores 87.61% on our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine our rating, we consider many factors, such as the cost of installation, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and likely running costs.

You should budget around £1,600 for the supply and installation of this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler by PlumbProud.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 fit into?

If you want a combi boiler for your flat or house, the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 might be an option for you to consider.

The UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world, which is partly why combi boilers were introduced in the 1970s. Traditional boilers require one or more large storage tanks which they use to either heat water and keep it warm or store water intended for heating later. These tanks took up a lot of space in people's homes.

Combi boilers save space because they don't require these tanks to operate. Instead, combis draw water direct from your mains supply then instantly heat and distribute it on demand.

The biggest disadvantage in using combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity volume for heating water. While this may not be an issue in a small household, it could be for a larger household where there is higher demand for hot water. When more than one person is using the water, it is distributed between the two points, reducing the pressure and temperature at each point.

Is a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi a suitable choice for my house or flat?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions, size means how much power it has - the "output".

Your boiler should be able to cope with peak hot water demand in your property and not just your average hot water usage. The output rate of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to provide hot water to your taps, showers and radiators.

If the output of your boiler is too low, there will often be times when your water isn't as hot as you want. But if your boiler output is too high, it will be more costly to run (often unnecessarily).

The output of the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler is 21 kW kilowatts. Which types of property would this be appropriate for?

A heating engineer would recommend that the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

If you are considering installing a combi boiler in your home, you need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate.

The flow rate is the volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that your boiler can instantly heat up and send around the home. The more demand in your home for water at the same time (for example, two people taking showers in different bathrooms), the higher the flow rate you'll need.

However, the actual flow rate your boiler can deliver is also determined by your mains water pressure. If you choose a boiler with a flow rate of 16l/m but the mains water pressure is 12l/m, your boiler will only perform to 12l/m. This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler's flow rate is 10 L/m.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


The size of the Glow Worm Betacom4 24

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler is TBC mm high, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep.

Betacom4 24 – non-condensing or condensing?

We strongly recommend that you choose a condensing boiler like the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 - the technology is improving every year so the newer the boiler, the better.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into heat, allowing it to perform more efficiently on tasks like heating the colder water returning from your radiators.

They also offer significant annual savings on household gas bills as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

14% of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by the UK comes from the central heating systems we use. In some of Britain's biggest cities, gas boilers create dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere.

Would the environmental impact of installing a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi in your home be positive? Let's look at the numbers.

Under current UK law, all boilers must achieve a minimum energy efficiency level of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). The minimum level was raised from its previous 88% in April 2018.

Energy efficiency scores are intended to inform consumers of the amount of energy used and wasted when a boiler is in normal operation.

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 was awarded an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation that aims to reduce the use of energy at all points during a product's life, from the point of manufacture to when it's in active use right through to final disposal.

The regulation aims is to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce the harmful gas emissions associated with those products.

The ERP gradings for the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 are "A" for heat and "A" for hot water.

How many years' warranty does the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi come with?

Parts and labour charges incurred for repairs made to your new Glow Worm Betacom4 24 are covered by a 5 year warranty.


Glow worm Betacom4 24 Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW21 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate10 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas Combi boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
87.61%

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system considers important factors like energy efficiency, the length of a manufacturer’s guarantee, likely running costs, and installed price to determine a boiler's value for money. This model has received 87.61% from our engineers.

We would expect this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler to cost £1,600 fully installed through PlumbProud, although it will cost more if the fit is complicated. We will provide you with a full quote before starting work, however.

Get a free quote on the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler and advice on whether this is the right choice for your home by entering your postcode in the quote box on this page, clicking here to email us, or giving us a call at 01604 343053.


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Glow worm Betacom4 24 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW21 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate10 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Glow Worm Betacom4 24 - a system boiler, regular boiler or combi boiler?

Looking for a gas combi boiler for your flat or house? Then the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 may be an option you should consider.

Combi boilers provide hot water or heating for your home on demand. You just need to turn the tap to get hot water or switch on the radiator and you’ll feel your home warm up within minutes.

In contrast, traditional boilers required either one or two large storage tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm and the other to hold cold water for later heating. If the immersion tank was empty, it wasn’t uncommon to wait up to an hour for enough hot water to fill a bath, for example.

Combi boilers draw cold water from the mains and then heat it instantly whenever it's needed, all from one small unit.

The one disadvantage to combi boilers is that, if more than one point is in use at any one time (for example, if someone is taking a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere in the property), water pressure, temperature and volume drop to both points.

Is a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler appropriate for my house or apartment?

Whether this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

A boiler’s output is a measurement of the amount of power it can use to provide hot water to your taps and radiators. The higher its output rate, the more water it can heat.

If your new boiler’s output is too low, your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it's too high, you’ll be paying more for gas than you need to.

The output of the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler is 21 kW, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

You need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate when choosing a combi boiler.

Flow rates, measured in litres per minute, indicate how much water your boiler can heat and distribute around your home at any given time. If your family regularly use hot water around the house at the same time and you have a lot of radiators, you should choose a boiler with a high flow rate. This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler's flow rate is 10 L/m.

However, you also need to consider the flow rate of your local mains water supply. Combis can only draw water from the mains as fast as the pipes can deliver it. If you choose a boiler with a 14l/m flow rate and the mains pipes into your home have a flow rate of 12l/m, your boiler won't be able to operate at full capacity. In other words, try to make sure the local water pressure and your boiler flow rates are as close as possible.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


How large is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24?

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 is TBC mm in height, TBC mm in width and TBC mm in depth.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing boilers like the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 improve energy efficiency and reduce your annual expenditure on gas.

They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth still present in water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases to, for example, increase the temperature of the colder water returning from your radiators.

Condensing boilers are also much better for the environment because they emit fewer greenhouse gases.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi environmentally friendly?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on climate change.

In the largest cities of Britain, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide emissions. In total, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating systems.

If you would like your next boiler to help in the fight against climate change, would the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi be a suitable choice?

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 has been awarded an efficiency rating of 94% and a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

In the UK, all boilers manufactured and supplied must have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% or a SEDBUK "A" grade. Until April 2018, the minimum rating was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" rating and anything higher is rated "A").

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes when in normal operation.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) directive is Europe-wide legislation designed to reduce harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle - from the production process to its actual end use, right through to final disposal.

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 has a rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

Does a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler come with a warranty period?

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler offers a parts and labour warranty of 5 years.


The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas Combi boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%
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