What Type of Boiler Do I Need?

What Type of Boiler Do I Need

When it comes to installing or changing a heating system, it can be confusing as there are a lot of different boilers available. This raises the question, what type of boiler do you need? It isn’t straightforward since there is no universal solution for every household.

What Type of Boiler Do I Need?

The first thing is to ascertain what sort of fuel will power the boiler. You may use an existing fuel source or switch to something else. In the UK this will usually be one of these:

  • Gas boilers – which use mains gas for their fuel.
  • Electric boilers – Often found in smaller properties.
  • LPG and Oil boilers – Less common and found where there is no gas supply, often in larger homes located in the countryside.
  • Solar Power – The least common solution.

The function of the Boiler

What will the boiler be used for? To heat both your home and water or just a water heater? This has an impact on the type of boiler you need. Consider the number of radiators you have and how many bathrooms – and whether each has a bath or shower as this affects consumption.

Boiler Size

Once the fuel and function have been established, it is time to think about the size. You can calculate the size of boiler based on the number of radiators, bathrooms and usage.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

If you need a new boiler, then speak to a heating installer to discuss your requirements. If you are looking for a qualified Gas Safe registered heating engineer or plumber then call L&W Heating and Plumbing – we are the local experts at gas safety in Wigan, Warrington, St.Helens and the surrounding areas. We specialise in the installation of all types of boiler and central heating system so call your local number for a quote.

Plumbers Wigan 01942 417220
Plumbers St Helens 01744 776140

Plumbers Newton Le Willows 01925 394260
Plumbers Warrington 01925 394260
Plumbers Runcorn 01925 394260
Plumbers Widnes 01925 394260


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