Best Central Heating Pumps (Expert Guide)
If you are in the market for a central heating pump, then take a look at our recommended options below.
All these pumps have been tested by our in-house engineers and are the best central heating pumps available on the market.
The criteria our engineers tested against to find the highest quality central heating pumps were the following:
Does the central heating pump move water around your heating system without using too much electricity?
Is the pump fairly priced when compared to competitor pumps?
How flexible is the pump in letting you control your central heating system?
Are the pump components up to scratch? Will they have the endurance needed to last over the years ahead?
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1. Grundfos UPS3 15-50/60
Regarded for its high quality, the Grundfos UPS3 15-50/60 is a universal replacement pump that directly replaces the highly commended UPS and UPS2 models.
So, what makes the Grundfos UPS3 15-50/60 such a great central heating pump?
First, the USP3 looks like something from the future. I mean look at the interface… beautiful. However, if you’re worried about the beautiful interface being complicated to use, DO NOT WORRY.
The interface is super user-friendly and features three control modes, these are:
- Constant pressure control
- Proportional pressure control
- Constant curve mode
These features allow you to effortlessly optimise your central heating at the click of a button. Changing the speed that water is circulated around the system and distributed to radiators and faucets has never been easier.
Second, the pump housing is made completely of cast iron. None of the plastic rubbish which is likely to corrode and quickly cause issues. The pump is also painted in a coating of electrocoat which further improves corrosion resistance. All this means that the pump is likely to last longer than regular central heating pumps.
Energy efficient ⭐⭐⭐
Search prices on the Grundfos UPS3 15-50/60 here.
2. DAB Evosta 40-70/130
If you’re looking for a quality central heating pump at the cheapest price, look no further than the DAB Evosta.
One of the major features of this particular circulatory pump is the frequency converter. The pump is highly efficient as the converter detects any changes in demand within the system and adapts to one of the six variable speed settings available. This helps keep your electricity bills to an absolute minimum.
Another feature you need to know about is the permanent magnet synchronous motor. The device can generate torque at zero speed which in turn, creates constant oscillation through water membranes. This increases efficiency, enabling hot water to be pumped at high speed to radiators and faucets as and when required.
Energy efficient ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Search prices on the DAB Evosta 40-70/130 here.
3. Lowara Ecocirc Premium 25-4 (180)
Approximately 10-15% of average household electricity consumption is used by domestic heating circulators. However, with the Lowara Ecocirc, you could lower the electricity consumption of your central heating pump by up to 10%. The innovation that allows you to save so much electricity is the ECM-technology that actively monitors the speed of your circulatory system and optimises the pump for increased efficiency. This pump will literally pay for itself within a short period of installation.
Another major feature of the Ecocirc is how quiet it is in performance. The motor is powered by a spherical rotor, which is shaftless, reducing the amount of noise as the motor turns. An important consideration if you live in a particularly echoey home.
Finally, the last feature you need to know about the Ecocirc Premium is the built-in sensors that monitor the temperature within the pump. A common issue with central heating pumps is that components will overheat and break when the water reaches 125 degrees pumps. However, with the Ecocirc Premium, your pump will actively monitor the temperature of the water and shut itself off to prevent overheating if the water reaches 124 degrees. Clever little thing.
All in all, by saving you money, staying quiet and with thermal overload protection, the Ecocirc Premium is probably the best central heating pump on the market.
Energy efficient ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Search prices on the Lowara Ecocirc Premium 25-4 (180) here.
4. CPL CP50 (130)
The CPL CP60 (130) is a high-efficiency, glandless circulating pump, which is perfect for domestic households and is simple to connect to existing central heating systems.
The first major benefit you need to know about is the glandless design. This means that the pump operates with no shaft or seal, meaning that there is nowhere for the water to leak. Brilliant.
Another benefit of this pump is the versatility it offers. Unlike many other pumps in this category, the CPL CP50 (13) can be used for all heating and air conditioning applications with temperatures ranging from -10 degrees to +95 degrees.
Finally, The CPL CP50 (130) is just about the easiest central heating pump to operate and comes with a three-stage speed control system, which applies variable differential pressure. The varying pressure dials can be selected to suit radiator and underfloor heating applications.
All in all, if you want to ensure that your house gives you a warm welcome this winter, then the CPL CP50 is the ideal domestic circulating pump.
Energy efficient ⭐⭐⭐
Search prices on the CPL CP50 here.
(Please note: This pump has recently sold out. View all central heating pumps here.)
5. Lowara Ecocirc 25-4 (180)
If you like the sound of Lowara’s Ecocirc Premium model but you’re a little put off by the price, then maybe the Ecocirc model will be a little more appetising.
It’s basically the same pump, but it’s just missing a few of the Premium model’s key features. First, it doesn’t have the latest ECM-technology, so it can’t save you as much electricity when compared to the Premium version. However, when compared to regular central heating pumps, this pump is still far more energy efficient.
Another missing feature is the interactive interface. This can make setting up and configuring the pump a tad more difficult.
Finally, the pump doesn’t have the noise reducing spherical rotor design. This means that the pump will be a little louder in operation.
Not quite the Ecocirc Premium, but still one of the best central heating pumps on the market.
Energy efficient ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Search prices on the Lowara Ecocirc here.
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