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QuanTec Boiler Features Future Proofed Pump Option

One of the key areas for consideration when specifying a condensing boiler today is the integral pump. With Johnson & Starley's new generation of QuanTec boilers the pump is fully interchangeable at any time between a standard and a high efficiency version. Under the new directive ErP 2013, stand-alone standard efficiency pumps are being phased out this year. However, any standard efficiency pump which is an integral component of a boiler and has special features or modifications - such as a drain outlet - can be used until August 2015. After this time, OEM boiler manufactures will no longer be able to purchase standard efficiency pumps and by the end of 2019, spares on these types of pumps that are integral to the boiler will also be unavailable.

The question that installers and their customers need to consider now is whether to select a product with a standard or high efficiency pump, or indeed a boiler that is future proofed and adaptable to ErP 2013. A high efficiency pump can save around £40 per year in running costs due to its operational efficiency.

Another important consideration is the potential future costs for a customer who decides to opt for a boiler today that may be cheaper up front, as it includes a standard efficiency pump, but much more expensive in the long term. Its worth noting that as many as 9 out of 10 of condensing boilers available to buy today do not have high efficiency pumps or the software to control them, let alone the ability to upgrade to them after 2019.

there are many other areas of condensing boiler design and manufacture that have been addressed by Johnson & Starley in the QuanTec range to give them a competitive edge. Build quality has been strenuously addressed to include, for example, the use of full condense stainless steel heat exchanger technology as it is by far the most durable material. Guarantees of five years are offered on the heat exchangers to inspire customer confidence.

The cabinet of the combi model with integral passive flue gas heat recovery (PFGHR) has been reduced by 25% in size compared with the company's previous generation of similar specification of boiler. This is also significantly smaller in size than other manufactures ‘boilers with PFGHR. From a maintenance viewpoint, the ability to change the fan in a matter of seconds reflects the needs of installers for quick and easy maintenance.

Date published: 12/03/13