How to pick a new boiler
Sometimes you choose to get a new boiler… and at other times, there’s no choice involved – it’s a necessity! If your boiler is due for a replacement, don’t wait until it packs in. Investing in a new boiler can ensure you keep your house toasty and warm all year round whilst reducing your energy costs through improved efficiency.
Getting a new boiler may seem like a large investment, but in the long run upgrading to a modern boiler can save you serious money because they will be more efficient than your ageing boiler and should come with a good warranty, saving you on any unexpected repair bills.
There are many different boiler makes and models available. It’s best to get a professional opinion on the right type of boiler for your home, and you can contact us for bespoke advice. Alternatively take a look at the following guide to identify how to pick the best boiler for you.
Different types of boiler
Your existing boiler may be connected to your gas central heating system, or it may be an oil boiler, liquid petroleum gas boiler or even a back boiler.
There are several different types of gas boiler: a combi boiler, a heat-only boiler, or a system boiler. Read on for more details about each type.
Combination or combi boiler
In the UK, this is one of the most popular types of boilers. Their popularity is due to a number of factors including the minimal amount of space they take up and the fact you can enjoy heat for your radiators and water on demand.
The components of a combi boiler are housed within the boiler itself making it neat and compact. However, more moving parts within the unit itself than other types of boiler means there is greater potential for things to go wrong.
We offer a fantastic range of Worcester combi boilers to suit homes of any size, complete with free survey, fantastic guarantee and the option to make low repayments! Worcester are regarded as the Rolls Royce of boilers and are a Which? Best Boiler winner!
This conventional boiler has a hot water storage tank and a large cold water tank, which is usually fitted in the loft. There are components of this type of boiler housed externally from the unit and a switch to control hot water as and when you need it. The downside of this is if you run out of hot water you have to wait for more to heat up.
Typically, system boilers – also called closed vent boilers – are better suited to large houses which require hot water from several outlets at once. It’s similar set up to a heat-only boiler, although it doesn’t have a cold water tank, and is good for large homes which require a lot of hot water. System boilers can be more expensive to install than combi boilers.
Can I get help towards the cost of a new boiler?
If you’re on a low income and need to pay for a new boiler, you may be able to benefit from some of the boiler grants or schemes. Check if you’re eligible with the Energy Saving Trust.
Alternatively we offer a number of financial options where you can get a brand new boiler supplied and fitted for a low monthly repayment spread over a term you are comfortable with.
If it’s high time you invested in a new boiler for your come, get in touch with us and we’ll help you find the best solution.