What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Boiler?

What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Boiler

Buying a new boiler is a big decision. Here are the five things you should know before getting a new boiler.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Boiler

A typical boiler installation costs between £3,000 and £5,000, so here are five things to know before committing such a sum.

  • The importance of reliability

The more reliable the boiler, the less money you will spend on repairs. The average cost of a boiler repair is now £210 – so it pays to pick a reliable brand. For the most reliable brands of boiler, 63% are likely to be fault free after six years. For the least reliable brand, this falls to 45%.

  • Get an engineer’s opinion

Your engineer is an invaluable source of information when buying a boiler. They can help you make the best choice of type and size boiler. 

  • What boiler types are there?

There are three main types of boiler: combi, system or conventional.  A combi boiler heats water as it is needed needs no storage tank. A heat-only (conventional) boiler, needs a hot water cylinder to store hot water for later use.  A system boiler is like a heat-only boiler with more components built-in.

  • Choose an efficient boiler

If you replace an old boiler with a modern condensing boiler, you are likely to save on your energy bills. If you already have a condensing boiler and are simply replacing it, new ones are all now very energy efficient.

  • What size boiler do I need?

You should consider two things: The heating capability and hot water capability; and the size of the boiler so it will fit in the space it is destined for. The correct size of the boiler depends on things like how many bathrooms you have and the number of people you live with. Your heating engineer can help you with this.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

If you need a new boiler, then speak to our heating installers to discuss your requirements on a local number below:- 

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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