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Quiet boilers and heat pumps: Best buys for peaceful living

Quiet boilers and heat pumps: Best buys for peaceful living

These boilers and heat pumps have each been certified by Quiet Mark for their low-decibel technology

Image: Ideal Logic MAX Combi Boiler

Heating usually means the end of hush. Boilers rattle, clank and wheeze while warming up your home. With so many of us now working from home, and having offices in unusual places, that noise is the last thing we need. Luckily, Quiet Mark have certified boilers and pumps that deliver hushed heat… 

The heat is on

Every home makes noise. Those unexplained creaks and cranks are all part of a house’s charm in normal times. But when you’re having to spend all of your time locked down from home, and your sanctuary has become a place where you not only relax and sleep, but also work and play, you notice those noises a lot more. Factor in winter, when you’re boiler is on a lot more to heat the home, and you might be tearing your hair out.

Image: Grant Aerona³ R32 Air Source Heat Pump

Trying to home school while fielding a 30-person zoom chat with colleagues AND coping with your noisy boiler can be just too much. Happily, Quiet Mark’s team of acousticians have run the rule over hundreds of boilers and heat pumps, giving many the thumbs up for quiet performance. If you’re planning an upgrade or a new boiler, these should be your first port of call.

Image: Vaillant aroTHERM Plus Air Source Heat Pump

On the boil

Only 30% of boilers tested by Quiet Mark received their accreditation, with noise range assessed along kW output. Those making the grade included the Vaillant ecoTEC exclusive Green IQ boiler range. From one of the UK’s most trusted suppliers, this quiet boiler utilises smart tech.

Image: Vaillant ecoTEC exclusive Green IQ boiler range

Other combi boilers will also help to make your hybrid home cum office cum school somewhat more serene. Ideal Logic MAX combi boilers and the compact Glow Worm Energy combi boiler both received accreditation as well.

Image: Glow-worm Energy Combi Boiler

Pump it up

Heat pumps are a popular alternative to boilers as a way to heat homes but can also be distractingly noisy – except these ones, of course. Quiet Mark Accredited heat pumps include the Grant Aerona³ R32 Air Source, also noted for its efficiency, the Warmflow Zeno and the Vaillant aroTHERM Plus. The latter was awarded across the entire range, from 3.5kW all the way up to 12kW.

Image: Warmflow Zeno Air Source Heat Pump

Finally, Quiet Mark have also tested right pumps for showers, and have awarded Salamander Pumps for theirs. Regenerative pumps can be noisy, but this uses centrifugal force to boost water flow to showers. And with all the stress of lockdown and home working a quiet, relaxing shower is the least you deserve.

Image: Salamander Right Pump


Read the original article on the Grand Designs Magazine website HERE.