What I Wish I Knew Before I had A Boiler Installation
A typical boiler installation cost can range anywhere between £1800 and £3000 making the process of buying a new boiler expensive and complicated. To help make the boiler installation more straightforward we’ve rounded up the main things to consider before making the dive for your new boiler.
Types of boilers
There are three main types of gas condensing boilers to choose from:
A combination boiler, also known as a combi boiler, eliminates the need for a storage tank as this heat your water as and when you need it.
A heat only boiler which is seen as the conventional boiler comes with a hot water tank or cylinder that stores your hot water for later use.
The system boiler is commonly used for a busier household which requires a store of hot water. If you choose a pressurised hot water system, there will be no need for tanks or cylinders which can lead to increased efficiency.
Getting the right size boiler
There are few things to consider when choosing the size of the boiler as the correct size of your boiler will be unique to your home as the size depends on factors like how many bathrooms your property has and how many people live there etc. Because of these factors you will have to consider the heating and hot water capabilities of the boiler which limit the size of your boiler to something that can cover your whole house.
In addition to this you will need to measure the space you have picked out for the boiler and make sure the boiler will fit with all its amenities and piping.
Getting your boiler engineers opinion – considering their answer
As a new boiler installation can be expensive and we have vague knowledge in that area we trust that our heating engineer to recommend the right brand of boiler for your property. However, some engineers are incentivised to install certain boilers and therefore it is best to plan out and talk it all through with your engineer, so you know what you are going for and get the best boiler for your household.
To tell your boiler installation engineer all about your heating and hot water requirements in detail here a few questions to think about:
How do you use your hot water? – do you regularly need hot water from more than one tap at once.
Do your hot water requirements change throughout the year? – for example do you have family or friends stay over at Christmas as this will increase your boiler usage.
Are you planning any home improvements? – this is so these new plans will be covered by the same boiler.
Are you having any problems with your boiler at the moment? – make sure the new boiler can cover these areas and stop any problems from occurring again.
What brand of boiler do you want? – search comparison sites and read up on different boiler brands to get an idea of what you want from your new boiler and compare against their specs to see if they match your needs.