In the meantime, we have provided some handy guidance on what to consider when buying one.
What boiler size do I need?
When picking your new boiler, it’s not a case of ‘one size fits all’ you need to consider a few things about the boiler before purchasing.
Firstly, you need to consider the heating and hot water requirements of your new boiler. This is unique to each home as it is dependent on the number of rooms that require heating as well as the number of bathrooms, so make sure you take this into account before buying your new boiler.
The second thing to consider is the physical size of your boiler and the space you have available. Before purchasing your new boiler, be sure to measure where it needs to go, so that you’re sure it’s suitably sized for your home.
To make the process of sizing a boiler easier, you can call one of our experienced heating engineers to visit your property and advise you on exactly what you need.
What types of boiler are there?
A new boiler can be a confusing purchase as there are a number of options to choose from, which is why we recommend speaking with our heating engineers to get a clearer idea of exactly the type of boiler you need.
There are three main types of boiler for you to choose from; combination boilers, heat only boilers and system boilers, which all come with their own advantages.
Combination boilers heat water as and when you need it which means you don’t need to have a storage tank which saves you space in your home. Heat only boilers are more traditional in design and heat water in a tank for use later on. Finally, a system boiler is very similar to a conventional boiler, but they are more efficient and easier to install thanks to more sophisticated components.
Are new boilers more efficient?
In short, most modern boilers are more efficient which means you will see a saving in your bills which is great news if you’re needing a new boiler!
If you’re swapping from an older style boiler to a more modern, gas condensing boiler, you can expect to see a very sizeable saving on your energy. Likewise, if you’re swapping from a condensing boiler to a modern replacement, you’re likely to see some savings thanks to the increased efficiency of newer boilers.
Get an expert’s opinion!
Ultimately, buying a new boiler is your decision, however, we would always recommend chatting through the options with one of our heating engineers based in Cheshire to give you a professional opinion and all of the information you need, so that you can make the right decision for you.
To get in contact with us today, call 01928 711444 or visit our contact page.