Do You Need A New Boiler for Your Home?
Buying a new boiler is an expensive and complicated process at the best of times – let alone against the backdrop of your old boiler breaking down suddenly in winter. To help make it easier for you, our quick guide rounds up the main things you need to consider when buying a new boiler.
With a typical boiler installation costing anywhere between £3,000 and £5,000, here are top four things you need to know before you take the plunge and sign on the dotted line for your new boiler.
1. Size for Your House
Choosing the right boiler size will ensure that your house is warm enough and that you have sufficient hot water whenever you need it without spending any more than you have to on your energy bills.
The particular size of the central heating boiler you require will primarily depend on how many radiators and bathrooms you have, and how many people are there in your house. This is actually something the heating engineer will help you with.
2. Boiler Expert Should Be Gas Safe Certified
Make sure that the selected installation technician is Gas Safe certified. Provided that you choose a trustworthy and reliable heating system engineer with positive reviews, they will be an incredibly helpful source of advice and information when choosing a new boiler.
They will also make sure that the system conforms with current building rules, and can provide you with all the paperwork to prove this. When choosing the right boiler for your house, you will have a system in place which is less difficult to use and will be more affordable to run.
3. Boiler Brand You trust
Quite simply, the cheaper and reliable your new central heating boiler is, the less unexpected expenses you are likely to fork-out on costly maintenance.
Research before you buy and ask about the experiences of boiler users with specific boiler brands so you have a proper understanding of which brand you should buy. Never risk being left struggling with freezing cold homes or cold showers by buying the least expensive boiler, the question why they are so cheap even in a winter season, the answer is they are mostly lower quality systems with lower manufacturing standards.
4. Benefits of New Boiler
The energy saving trust estimates that a central heating boiler is responsible for 60% of your household energy bills, so having a more efficient boiler can make a sizeable difference to your bills. Most new condensing boilers are A rated which means their efficiency is 90% or more.