Purchasing a new boiler is a big task, and a stressful one too.
It’s an investment that will last many years, and so you have to find the right one for you. So, here are some great tips to help your search go smoothly.
1. Find the right model
All manufacturers produce a variety of boilers, some are suitable for larger homes, whereas others are geared towards smaller households. Ask yourself, how much energy does your home typically consume? If it’s a lot then a regular, or system boiler with a water tank will fulfill your needs. However, smaller homes will benefit from a combi boiler, that heats water whenever you need it.
Newer boilers are more efficient than older models; therefore, you don’t have to worry too much about finding the most efficient boiler. Manufacturers are required by law to use condensing technology, so your new boiler will be A-rated from the get-go.
2. Big brands cost more, but they’re worth it
We’re all looking for ways to reduce our costs; however, if there’s one thing not to compromise on, it’s the quality of your boiler. Bigger brands come with bigger price tags for their boilers, but they’re typically more reliable, lasting for many years. Whereas lesser known brands may not have as good of a track record, and you may find the boiler needing repaired more often. However, that’s not always the case so you should always check for customer reviews to find other people’s experiences of the brand and model.
3. Once you’ve made your decision, stick to it
It may sound obvious, but it’s not uncommon for gas engineers to partner with specific manufacturers and push you to change your mind. So, you need to be firm and have confidence that your choice is the right one for you. Therefore, do your research thoroughly and become familiar with the different types and models and you’ll save yourself a lot of stress and money in the long run.