Glow-Worm Energy LPG

Glow-worm, one of the foundations of the UK heating industry, has been heating homes in the UK for over 80 years. Glow-worm prides itself on producing exceptional and durable heating solutions. With all of its products manufactured in Belper, Derbyshire, you are getting a quality, UK-made product when you choose Glow-worm. 

The Energy LPG Combi is a part of Glow-worm’s latest Energy range, a range of highly efficient, compact boilers suited to modern homes. The Energy LPG Combi is a powerful combi boiler suited to homes off the grid as it can be fueled by LPG. Read ahead to discover this LPG Combi boiler’s outstanding features and to find out if this is the right boiler for your home.

What is an LPG boiler? 

LPG is Liquified Petroleum Gas; it is an alternative fuel source for homes without access to the mains gas network. LPG boilers run off LPG, which has to be stored in a special tank outside the home.

LPG is a highly efficient energy source, burning up to 18% less carbon than regular gas. It is a brilliant heating solution for homes off the grid. However, LPG must be ordered and delivered to your home, so it takes a little more organisation than running your home heating system off natural gas. 

How Much Does The Energy LPG Combi Cost?

The Energy LPG Combi will cost you around £990, depending on where you source your boiler from. This price includes VAT, and a generous 7-year guarantee. This price does not include installation costs; these are usually a significant additional cost, so always remember to add this to your budget. 

Is This Boiler Suitable for My Home?

The Energy LPG Combi is a brilliant boiler choice for homes without access to the mains gas network as it can be run off LPG. It is a combi boiler so it does not need extra water storage tanks in the loft, or a hot water cylinder. The boiler itself is small and compact, so it can easily fit in a kitchen cupboard, making it suitable for homes with limited storage space. 

Combi boilers usually struggle with larger houses’ high hot water demands as they heat water directly from the mains. It is essential to consult a heating engineer to see if the Energy LPG Combi is suited to your homes heating and hot water needs. 

Replace Your Existing Boiler With Glow-worm’s Energy LPG Combi

For homes with an LPG heating system already in place, installing a new boiler like the Energy LPG Combi should be a breeze. It is a small, compact boiler and is relatively light, thanks to its aluminium heat exchanger, meaning your installer should have no problem lifting it into place. 

The Energy LPG Combi comes with a choice of top of rear flues, which means you can easily install it into a kitchen cupboard. A straightforward installation like this one will mean reduced installation costs and minimal stress. 

Boiler Energy Efficiency

The Energy LPG Combi is a highly efficient boiler. Its Grundfos modulating heat pump learns your home’s actual energy needs and minimises use, increasing the boiler’s efficiency. This contributes to the boiler’s ErP A-rating for heating efficiency. 

When investing in a new boiler, it is essential to have a look at its energy efficiency rating. A highly efficient boiler will benefit you for years to come, cutting down on your gas bill while also reducing your carbon emissions. Replacing your old boiler with a modern, high-efficiency boiler is one of the most effective steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Energy LPG Combi Controls & Features

Glow-worm’s LPG Combi comes with a very user-friendly interface. The bright LCD display makes it effortless to monitor and change settings, even in dim lighting. It also comes with a warm-start function, which guarantees an instant and unlimited hot water supply. 

This LPG Combi is compatible with Glow-worm’s vast range of accessories and controls. These include the Climastat and the MiGo personal heating assistant. These controls can help to set a heating programme optimised for your home, and they can even connect to your smartphone, allowing you to monitor your boiler on the go. 

How Long Is The Warranty On This Boiler?

Glow-worm offers a very generous 7-year warranty with the Energy LPG Combi. It even comes with the option to extend the warranty if the boiler is installed by a Club Energy registered installer. This warranty gives peace of mind to the buyer when making such a long-term investment. 

It is crucial to read the terms and conditions of the warranty before you get your boiler installed, as there are some things you may need to complete to activate the warranty. For example, the warranty will need to be registered with Glow-worm, either by you or the installer, within 30 days of installation. 

Energy LPG Combi By Size & Price

The Energy LPG Combi is a neat little boiler, its dimensions are; 700mm (H) x 390 mm (W) x 280 mm (D). This means the boiler will easily fit in a standard kitchen cupboard. Quiet mark approved, the boiler operates almost silently, meaning wherever it is stored it will be discreet. 

Features & Benefits

The Energy LPG Combi is a top-of-the-range LPG Combi boiler from Glow-worm. It is compact, highly efficient and reliable; it ticks all of the boxes. Have a look at it’s top features below; 

Grundfos Modulating Heat Pump Adapts energy usage to your homes needs. 
Aluminium Heat ExchangerEasy to maintain and makes the boiler last longer. 
Warm Start Function Instant and unlimited hot water. 
Quiet Mark Approved Unobtrusive in the home. 

These features are great additions to the Energy LPG Combi. Its automotive-grade aluminium heat exchanger boosts the boiler’s performance while minimising maintenance needs. The Grundfos heat pump helps to increase the boiler’s efficiency, which in the long run, will save you a lot of money. 

The boiler is Quiet Mark Approved, so it operates super quietly. This is a great feature if the boiler needs to be stored in a living area, as it guarantees minimal noise disturbance. 

Smart Heating Controls

Smart heating controls have completely revolutionised how many of us operate our home’s day-to-day heating needs. Smart thermostats can connect to your smartphone, allowing you to control your home heating system on the go. 

These smart thermostats can even learn your homes heating needs and create an optimised heating programme for your home, increasing your boiler’s efficiency. 

Glow-worm has a smart heating app called MiGo. MiGo, combined with the Energy LPG Combi can make the boiler more efficient by adapting its use to your home’s needs. This is an excellent way of reducing your gas bill and your carbon emissions. 

Does The Energy LPG Combi Work With Google Nest?

Yes, Google Nest can be used with the Energy LPG Combi to help the homeowner run their home heating system. Nest can increase the efficiency of the Energy LPG Combi by creating an optimised heating programme. 

Does The Energy LPG Combi Work With Hive?

Yes, Hive Home is a great addition to the Energy LPG Combi; it can take a lot of stress off the homeowner as it allows you to control your boiler on the go. 

Does The Energy LPG Combi Work With Tado?

Yes, the smart thermostat Tado can be used with the Energy LPG Combi to increase energy efficiency and control your boiler from your smartphone.

Is the Glow-worm Energy LPG Combi Any Good?

Yes, the Glow-worm Energy LPG Combi ticks all the boxes for homes in need of a modern, LPG, highly efficient boiler. It is stylish, compact and discreet in the home with minimal noise disturbance. Compatible with Glow-worm’s wide range of smart heating controls and with some excellent built-in features, the Energy LPG Combi is a top choice. 

Pros and Cons

Have a look at the pros and cons of the Energy LPG Combi below before making any final decisions on whether or not this boiler is for you. 

Pros

The pros of the Energy LPG Combi;

  • Quiet Mark Approved; minimal noise disturbance in the home. 
  • Aluminium Heat Exchanger; boosts boiler performance and ensures the durability of the boiler. 
  • A-Rated for efficiency; cut down on your gas bill while reducing your carbon footprint. 
  • Warm start function; instant and unlimited hot water. 
  • Easy to install and maintain; reduce installation and maintenance costs. 
  • Compact size; fits in a kitchen cupboard. 

Cons

The cons of the Energy LPG Combi; 

  • Needs an LPG storage tank. 
  • Requires extra organisation to order LPG before it runs out. 

Is Boiler Finance Available?

Yes, getting this boiler on boiler finance should be a simple and straightforward process. The interest rates for an LPG Combi boiler like this one are generally pretty low. 

Do I Need Boiler Cover?

Yes, boiler cover is highly recommended. In the unlikely event of an accident where you will need boiler cover, it will save you a LOT of money on boiler replacement costs. 

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