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We depend on our boilers for most of the year in the UK to cope with the temperamental British weather and sudden drops in temperature. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your boiler isn’t letting you down or costing you more than it should. If you’ve lost track of how long you’ve had your current boiler, it’s probably time to have a new one installed. Boiler replacements may seem like hefty investments but they can actually save you tons of money where energy bills and repair costs are concerned. Here’s some of the most important things to keep in mind when buying a new boiler…
The first thing to figure out when replacing your boiler, is the best type for your home. There are a number of factors to consider, such as the amount of people in your household, the number of radiators, and the space you have available for storing a boiler.
The average home will usually require a standard combination boiler to heat it’s water and radiators effectively. Combi boilers are the most common boiler type installed across the UK – they don’t require storage tanks and are highly compact meaning they can even be fitted inside kitchen cupboards and hidden away. Combi boilers are popular as they provide hot water for your home on demand, only when it’s needed, rather than needing to store the hot water in a separate tank in preparation for use. BOXT provide and install only the best combi boilers on the market. They offer their Worcester Bosch boilers at fixed prices to homes across the UK and each boiler comes complete with a MagnaCleanse flush to ensure heating systems can function at their optimum level.
Energy efficiency is key when buying a new boiler. Newer models will usually have an A-grade efficiency rating, which means they are more than 90% efficient with their energy usage. It perhaps goes without saying, but the more efficient your boiler, the less energy your household will need to use to stay warm, and the more money you will save.
Older models are simply not as advanced or efficient as the models being produced today. Whichever new boiler model you choose, you’re guaranteed to save money in the long run on your energy bills.
One of the main reasons households avoid replacing their boiler is the cost. New boilers aren’t cheap, and those that are probably won’t last very long. You should be prepared to invest a significant amount in a new boiler, though the money saved in the long run will make it entirely worthwhile. There are plenty of payment plans available these days to suit a range of household budgets.
When browsing your options, consider the prices of the model you require but also any extra costs like installation fees and flushes your system may require. Combi boiler installations tend to be cheaper than most due to it being a quick and hassle-free process with minimal tools involved.
Many boiler brands will charge far less than others for their models. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option on the market, cheaper boiler brands are far more likely to let you down. Opting for the reputable brands like Worcester Bosch and Vaillant means you can relax knowing your new boiler is guaranteed to last you many years. Things are bound to go wrong with boilers from time to time, but investing more initially on a top quality model will ensure that your money isn’t going down the drain.