Top Tips on Buying a New Boiler

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Top Tips on Buying a New Boiler

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If your existing boiler has given up the ghost or is simply not that efficient anymore, it’s time to buy a new one. This can be an expensive task, which makes it all the more important to make sure you get the right one for your needs.

Here are some top tips to help guide you through the process.

Decide on your budget

Of course, there will be a minimum you’ll have to spend, but there is a fair degree of wiggle room here as well. For instance it’s possible to spend around £5,000 (sometimes more) on a new boiler, but you can get one installed all in for around £1,000 if you shop around.

Shop around!

Don’t go for the first quote you get or the first one you see. Our service makes this part easier for you. Once you’ve filled in our simple form we’ll get you some competitive quotes from qualified engineers in your area. All you have to do is choose the quote that fits with your needs and your budget.

Choose your boiler

In most cases the boiler you will have will be a condensing one. However if you have a hot water tank elsewhere in your home you’ll probably opt for a conventional type. If you don’t have (or don’t want) a hot water tank then a combi-boiler will be the best choice. This provides the power for your heating system as well as to heat your water whenever needed. It’s worth bearing in mind that a combi-boiler is traditionally cheaper to fit too.

Do you have the right size ?

Boilers come in different sizes, so it is worth thinking about whether your existing one solved all your needs in terms of managing your heating and hot water supplies. Ask an engineer whether a slightly larger one might serve you better and be more efficient in the end.

Do you need to re-site?

This is another point to think about before the engineer comes to inspect your property. This should be done before you get the new boiler installed, so the engineer will know what to expect and where the installation will be. If your existing boiler is in an awkward or unsightly position, you may want to think about getting it moved. However this will push up the costs of the installation owing to the additional pipe work that will be required. Ask in advance if you are considering having the boiler re-sited.

Be prepared on the day

Even when all the decisions have been made and you are ready to have your new one installed it is worth being prepared for the work to be done. Clear the space around the existing boiler to make it easier for the engineer. Fill the kettle too – you’ll want to supply hot drinks for them while they’re working!

 

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