Buying a new boiler is an expensive business, and often an urgent purchase due to your old boiler breaking down suddenly and unexpectedly. Boiler installation can cost up to £5,000, so when making this investment, buying the right one is vital.
Do Your Homework
It is really worthwhile reading reviews and buying a recognised and reputable brand. The average cost of a boiler repair is £200 plus, but if you choose right, your boiler should work efficiently and be reliable for many years to come.
It is also a good idea to ask a specialist for advice. Professional engineers are trained to help you make the right choice for your specific needs, and with another harsh winter being predicted, now is the time to check everything is in working order before the mornings are dark, cold and frosty.
Types of Boiler
There are different types of boiler available: a combi boiler, which heats water on demand and therefore doesn’t require space for a storage tank; a conventional or heat-only boiler, which stores hot water in a tank; or a system boiler, which is similar to the heat-only boiler but has more elements. System boilers are often more preferable as they require less space.
If you live alone, or are a couple with just a shower room, for example, then a regular combi boiler will be the best choice for you. If your home is larger, and shared by lots of people, then a heat-only or system boiler might better suit your needs.
For Boiler Installation Forest of Dean companies such as http://greenplanetheating.org/heating-installations have qualified installers who can advise customers and help them choose wisely.
What Size Boiler Do I Need?
When choosing your boiler, you will need to select the correct size. There are some key points to consider when making your decision, including the actual size of the tank and if it will fit in the place you need it to. Other things to check are the hot water and heating abilities. The size you need will also depend on how many people live with you and how many showers and bathrooms are in the property.
Take your time and check you are buying the right boiler to ensure there is always enough hot water for your family.