The Potterton Gold System is a cost-effective A-rated condensing gas boiler that is designed to suit homes of all sizes.
With built-in frost protection and a choice of flue lengths, the Potterton Gold System can be installed almost anywhere in your home including in a garage or utility room. This boiler is extremely efficient and intelligent, proudly boasting the ability to adjust its heat output to match your demands. It’s a great option for properties of all sizes and households looking to reduce carbon emissions and save some cash on energy bills.
How Much Does this Boiler Cost?
The Gold System comes in an output of 18kW, 24kW or 28kW and prices vary from £590 to £610 including VAT. If you need the highest heating output option, you’re likely to spend more on this boiler. To save money where you can, we suggest you get prices from different suppliers as some will be more competitive than others. The fitting cost is also an important point to consider as this varies enormously, depending on how much work needs to be carried out.
How will I know if this Boiler is Suitable for My Home?
Because it’s a system boiler, you’ll require a separate hot water cylinder that will probably need to be installed in your airing cupboard. As system boilers are brilliant for providing a constant supply of hot water to multiple bathrooms and all taps when in use at the same time, this boiler is suitable for homes that have greater hot water demands. Also, it won’t need to be installed together with a cold water tank in the loft, which is good news if you don’t have any or much loft space.
Before you rush out and purchase this boiler, you must seek professional advice from a Gas Safe registered engineer. Not only will a trusted engineer be able to guide you on the best type of boiler for your home but they’ll assess your needs to help determine the correct size (kW output) as well.
Is it a High Efficiency Boiler?
Yes, the Potterton Gold System is rated A for efficiency. It’s also endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust and meets strict energy performance criteria. Perhaps one of the most impressive things about this boiler is that it’s fully modulating, which enables the boiler to adjust its heat output all by itself to ensure you don’t waste energy. Of course, this means a lower carbon footprint and great energy bill savings for you.
Does this Boiler have a Good Range of Controls and Features?
It comes with the usual suspects like an on/off switch with reset and a control that lets you adjust the central heating temperature. All of the controls and the LED status display are concealed behind a special panel, making the boiler ideal for families with young children. Potterton does offer a range of mechanical and wireless controls to go with this boiler too. The boiler features a stainless steel heat exchanger and a built-in frost thermostat to ensure it doesn’t freeze if installed in a garage. Potterton’s Gold System also comes with a pre-plumbing jig to enable faster installation, as well as flue lengths up to 20 metres to offer better flexibility of siting.
How long is the Warranty on this Boiler?
The Potterton Gold System comes with a rather short 2-year parts and labour warranty as standard but you have to register the boiler within 30 days of installation and get it serviced annually for the warranty to remain valid.
Potterton Gold System Boiler Sizes and Prices
|Model||Type||Dimensions||Maximum Flow Rate||Output||Efficiency Rating||Typical Price|
|Gold System 18||System||H - 780 mm|
W - 450 mm
D - 345 mm
|Gold System 24||System||H - 780 mm|
W - 450 mm
D - 345 mm
Summary of Important Information
- Priced between £590 and £610
- Heating output of 18kW, 24kW or 28kW
- Dimensions of 780mm (H) x 450mm (W) x 345 (D)
- Uses gas as its fuel source
- A-rated for efficiency
- 2-year warranty as standard
Pros and Cons
Below, you can find the pros and cons of the Potterton Gold System to help you decide if this boiler can meet your specific needs and expectations.
- Suited to small, medium and large-sized homes
- Flue length options up to 20m – siting flexibility
- Easy to use and service
- Concealed controls – ideal for families with young kids
- NOx Class 5 boiler – kinder to the environment
- Built-in frost protection – can be installed in a garage or utility room
- Pre-plumbing jig – makes installation easier and quicker
- Provides maximum energy efficiency – reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions
- Compatible with a selection of optional controls – enhance comfort, efficiency and performance levels
- Potterton boilers have an overall Which? score of 54%
- Requires separate cylinder
- User controls are basic
- 2-year warranty – would prefer a longer standard guarantee