You can improve the way in which your home is heated, just by making some subtle adjustments…
Buying a new boiler can end up being a costly affair, that takes up too much of your precious time. However, it does not always have to be this way. With the right information, you can purchase an affordable, efficient boiler in no time.
This guide will provide you with that necessary foundation level of information, to help you find the best deal for your new boiler.
Find the right installer
To begin the process of looking for the best deal on your new boiler, you first need to get in touch with people who can go about installing your boiler. In an ideal world, you should meet with three different heating engineers.
It is important that each engineer you talk with is Gas Safe registered and is also highly recommended by previous customers.
Certain installers are manufacturer accredited, meaning that they have been specially trained to install certain boilers. Luckily for you, this will extend the warranty you receive on your new boiler.
After each visit to your home, you should receive an itemised quote that includes a full assessment of your heating needs.
Set a budget
Set yourself a budget for your new boiler and do not be persuaded to spend more than that. Once you have received several different quotes, compare them, to ensure you are not paying for anything that you do not need. Nowadays, more installers are offering finance options as part of your new boiler deal. This will allow you to break down the cost of your new boiler into manageable payments over a period that is suitable for you.
Avoid cutting corners
If you need an emergency installation, or you have a low budget, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest boiler available. However, taking the time to explore your options, might well pay off in the future. To help make your decision, you can get advice from a variety of engineers, family, friends and other consumers.
While, saving money is always a bonus, remember, buying a boiler is a long-term investment. Therefore, solely buying a boiler for its price could end up costing much more in the long run, if it is not the right type or size.
Get the right type of boiler
You need to decide whether to stick with your current type of boiler or to get a new one. It is worth bearing in mind that, most replacement boilers that are newly installed are combi boilers. These are single units that heat water on demand. However, if you have a home with two or more bathrooms or even just a high demand for hot water, then you will be better off with a system or conventional boiler.
Get the right size boiler
The size of a boiler can be measured by its power output. The higher the kW, the stronger the supply of hot water. Although, it is not recommended to just buy the highest output available, as your boiler’s output should suit the size of your home, including the number of bathrooms and radiators.
Think about the future
The boiler that you buy now will determine what house renovations you can make; therefore, you should purchase one that is compatible with any plans that you have. For example, if you are planning an extension or loft conversion, then you need to be able recognise which boilers require space for tanks and cylinders.
Get aftersales service
It is important to have your boiler serviced annually to keep it functioning efficiently for longer. There is the possibility, that you will be able to find a deal that includes an annual service for your boiler. This means that an engineer will be able to discover minor problems with your boiler before they become too serious. Servicing your boiler regularly, will not only assure you that your heating system is working efficiently, but it will also help you to avoid the shock of a costly, unexpected breakdown.
Homeowners are still able to get a FREE boiler grant or insulation grant via the ECO scheme, which is still available to households that qualify. Warma UK are currently working throughout the UK helping privately owned and rented homes to improve home energy efficiency and save money on rising energy bills.
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