Guide To Buying A New Boiler

Guide To Buying A New Boiler

The thought of investing in a new boiler can seem a bit off-putting due to the expense involved and the many things that need to be taken into account, but we hope we can make that job a bit easier for you with our guide to buying a new boiler.

A boiler is arguably one of the most significant and important purchases that you will make, but there are a number of things to consider before you go ahead and invest in your new heating system.

Which boiler is for me?

Choosing the correct boiler type for your home may seem confusing, but ultimately, the size of your home can make a huge impact on this decision.

If you live in a large family home with more than one bathroom then a system boiler would be your perfect heating and hot water solution. Alternatively, if you live in a small house or flat with limited space then a combi boiler could be the way to go.

Fuel type

The majority of UK households have a gas heating system installed in their home, but for the estimated 4.3m households not connected to the gas network, there are other alternatives out there such as oil burners and wood burning stoves fitted with a black boiler.

Your budget

Know exactly how much you intend to spend on your boiler and don’t be forced into forking out more than you are comfortable with. You can also spread this cost over a number of months or years by looking into any finance deals that may be on offer.

Where to install the new boiler

New condensing boilers produce a plume of steam due to the low temperature exhaust gas from the flue, and this could become an annoying nuisance for both yourself and your neighbours. Therefore, you should consider the implications of putting the flue in the same location.

Heating controls

Thermostatic controls are a good way of managing heating bills by ensuring that your boiler system is only heating specific rooms at the times that you want them to be heated.

Once you have taken all of this into consideration, you are well on your way to finding the perfect boiler for your home. We recommend that you speak to the professionals rather than just going out and purchasing any boiler that suits your budget, so why not get in touch for a free quote from Penicuik.

Love, Kenny x