As anyone who has ever had a boiler give up on them will know, choosing the right boiler to replace it can be a headache. Getting the right one is essential and with the rising costs of energy prices, could save you some much needed cash.
But where do you start when choosing a new boiler? And how do you ensure it is right for your needs? There are many variables when it comes to domestic boilers, most of which will be influenced by your property size, budget and current heating system. We cover all the things that you should consider before you buy a new boiler in the article below.
Consider the type of boiler you need
There are many types of boiler available and you’ll need to consider your budget and needs when choosing one. Combi boilers are the most common and provide hot water to the taps as well as to the heating system, making them good all-rounders for homes.
Think about the price and your budget
Boilers can be expensive and if you are unprepared for replacing one it can be a huge financial strain. However, it is important to invest in a good boiler that will last you at least a decade. While it might be expensive, it will save you cash down the line.
Determine how much space you have for it
Boilers come in a range of shapes and sizes to suit different homes and usages. Make sure you, or your plumber, accurately measure the shape and size of the space your boiler will fit in before ordering it. Being without hot water is an inconvenience and you don’t want delays.
Asses your heating and hot water use
Knowing how much you depend on your boiler will help you decide which one to use. If you have an energy efficient house and only rely on your boiler for hot water and occasional heating, this will influence your purchase. Check your energy bills to evaluate your boiler usage.
Evaluate the requirements of your property
The size of your home will influence which boiler you need to invest in. For example, a one bedroom, single-person flat will require a different boiler to a four-bedroom family home. By getting the right boiler for your property’s requirements you will likely save some money in the long run.