Whether your boiler has broken down beyond repair or you’re looking at getting a new energy efficient boiler to reduce your gas bills, this means saying goodbye to your old inefficient boiler and saying hello to a brand new A-Rated model.
It will never be as exciting as buying a new car or the latest in flat screen technology, but parting with your cash for a new boiler is arguably one of the most important purchases for your home.
Making the decision to buy a new boiler is one of those expensive financial outlays that you don’t make every day. There are many considerations to take into account before you dip your hand into your pocket; ranging from which boiler is best for your home to how much it will cost to have it installed.
Choosing the right boiler for your budget and your home can be a minefield. This is particularly the case with so many different makes and models available on the market.
We’ve come up with some top tips and advice to help you successfully choose your new boiler.
As a general rule, if your boiler is in excess of ten years’ old, even if it seems to be working well, it could be time to invest in a newer A-grade high efficiency model.
Generally, budget dictates our choices when it comes to domestic appliances. Therefore, it is vital to be sure of what you can afford. The price of the boiler will depend on several different things: the brand, the type and also what size of boiler you require for your property.
For example, if you live in a large family house with no limitations on space, then a regular boiler or system boiler could be the way forward. But if you have a small flat with barely enough space to swing the proverbial cat, you’ll probably need a combi boiler; either way it pays to take expert advice over this decision.
There is a wealth of information on the internet. You can look up boilers of interest and research manufacturers of boilers to see if there is any one brand of particular interest.
Due to cost being so pivotal when it comes to buying a new boiler, it’s worth looking to see if you are eligible for any Boiler Scrappage Schemes. This will help you out with the installation costs, so visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website to see whether you qualify for any type of grant.
It’s always good to get a few quotes whilst shopping for your new boiler. Getting different quotes serves many purposes. It will not only give you a good estimative figure of the price you should be paying, but also allow you to compare the professionalism and knowledge of each individual against the other; allowing you to make a more informed judgement about who is going to do the best job for you.
Make sure that the plumbing company you use is Gas Safe registered and has enough insurance to cover any damage which could occur. Check out our blog to make sure you know if your gas engineer is legitimate.
Installing a new energy efficient boiler should be seen as a worthwhile investment in your home because a new boiler can help reduce your central heating bills by up to 40%, which is an approximately annual saving of up to £225, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
If you require more assistance when buying your property’s new boiler, Complheat can help you every step of the way! Call us for a friendly no-obligation consultation and quote, we’re happy to help! Visit our website for more information.
Visit the Energy Saving Trust website for more guidance.