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87.61%

Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi Gas boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler at 87.61%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

We would anticipate that this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler would cost you £1,600 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

We recommend that you speak to our friendly advisors by calling 01604 343053 to seek professional advice on whether the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler is right for your home. Our team can also provide you with a free quotation for this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler. Alternatively, 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

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

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 is a combi boiler you may wish to consider if you want this particular type of boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers have much to recommend them - not least the fact that they save a lot of space. Combination (or combi) boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to provide practical central heating and hot water distribution to smaller properties - remember that UK houses and flats tend to be among the smallest in the developed world.

Traditional boilers require one or more storage tanks to keep hot water warm and to store water for heating later. In contrast, combi boilers draw water directly from the mains supply and heat it instantly, removing the need for a storage tank. The heated water is then distributed to your taps and radiators on demand.

While combi boilers are suitable choices for many properties, especially those without a loft, there is also a disadvantage in using them. Water is heated instantly and the volume of water that can be heated at any one time is limited. This can result in less water being sent to taps and showers if more than one is being used simultaneously. In these instances, the water pressure to both points will drop.

Is a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi the right boiler for my house or flat?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

Your boiler has to be powerful enough to heat all the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. Power is measured in kilowatts and the more kilowatts a boiler has available to it, the more water it can heat.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll have all the power you need and more but your gas bills will be much higher. If it's too low, you'll often find that the water coming out of your taps and fed into your radiators is only lukewarm.

With the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi's output at 21 kW, which types of property would this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler be most appropriate for?

Most experienced heating engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler would be a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With all combi boilers, you need to consider the "flow rate" as well as the output rate when making your decision.

Like all combi boilers, the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 draws water from the mains. It instantly heats that water and then distributes it to the parts of your home which need it - taps, radiators, bathrooms, and so on. This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler's flow rate is 10 L/m.

There is no benefit to purchasing a boiler with a high flow rate if the local water pressure is not that good - a high flow rate doesn't mean that your combi can draw more water from the mains.

In addition, if you live in a home with a large number of radiators and more than one bathroom and if more than one person regularly wants to use hot water at a time, a combi boiler may struggle to provide enough water at a hot enough temperature.

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.


What size is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler?

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

Glow Worm Betacom4 24 – condensing or non-condensing?

We recommend that, if possible, you select one of the very latest condensing gas boilers on the market like the Glow Worm Betacom4 24.

Condensing boilers are better for the environment because they capture and recycle the heat still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning lower greenhouse gas emissions.

They're also a lot cheaper to run meaning that, if you're replacing a very old and inefficient boiler, the savings on your gas bill over 5-10 years add up to more than you pay for the boiler itself.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi good for the environment?

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.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Will installing a Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

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

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) intends to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual products over their entire lifetime, from the initial manufacturing process to final disposal and at all points in between.

The legislation is designed to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which result in a reduction in harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

How long is the warranty offered by the manufacturer for the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler?

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 5 years.


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%

Using factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, this model has been rated as scoring 87.61% on the PlumbProud boiler benchmarking system.

This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler is likely to cost around £1,600 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

For advice on whether this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler is suitable for your home or to receive a free quotation on theGlow Worm Glow Worm Betacom4 24, please call 01604 343053 to speak to one of our team. Alternatively, click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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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

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

Looking for a gas combi boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler may be worth considering.

In many properties, combi boilers are more suitable than traditional types of boiler. Combi boilers heat water instantly on demand, which they draw directly from the mains supply, removing the need for storage tanks that can take up valuable space in your home.

A combi boiler is often the right choice for a smaller property, particularly if your home doesn't have a useable loft. As water is heated and delivered immediately rather than being kept warm for hours in an immersion tank, combi boilers reduce gas usage, thereby minimising your heating costs.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time. This means that, if two people are using different taps or showers within your home at the same time, the flow of heated water to each will be reduced, as will the water pressure and temperature.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi boiler suitable 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?

An experienced Gas Safe engineer would be likely to recommend that this Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler is capable of providing heating and hot water to up to 10 radiators and one bathroom and would therefore be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments.

When choosing a combi boiler like the Glow Worm Betacom4 24, you need to consider the "flow rate" as well as the output rate. Flow rates (measured in litres per minute) indicate the volume of hot water that the boiler can heat up and then distribute to your taps and radiators.

However, combi boilers draw water from the mains and this means they can only heat the amount of water that actually enters your property.

What this means is that, if your mains pressure is 12 litres per minute, that is your boiler's effective flow rate even if it has the capacity to process 18 litres per minute. This Glow worm Betacom4 24 Combi boiler's flow rate is 10 L/m.

To give you an idea of the flow rate you might need, a power shower typically requires around 12 litres of water per minute and a basin tap requires 4-8 litres per minute.

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.

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

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 boiler is a condensing gas boiler and we recommend that you select one of the latest models if possible.

Condensing boilers reduce homeowners' gas bills and are better for the environment. They do this by capturing and recycling the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation produced when boilers burn gas to generate the power they need to operate.

Is the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi environmentally friendly?

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

Do the figures suggest that installing the Glow Worm Betacom4 24 combi at your property would help in the fight against climate change?

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 Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is a European directive which applies to all products that consume energy over their lifetime.

It encourages companies to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all life cycle stages, including initial manufacturing and end use through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

The Glow Worm Betacom4 24 is rated "A" for heat and "A" for water.

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

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


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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