Buying a new boiler is an important decision, but you need to get it right for your home to be well equipped for years to come. Take a look at our top considerations for boiler installation…
Which type of boiler
The type of boiler most appropriate for your home will depend on a) available storage space and b) lifestyle. There are three types of boilers:
Conventional boilers heat water within the central heating system and store it in a separate storage tank, usually situated upstairs away from the boiler itself. These types of boiler are more suitable for large homes where the demand for warm water is relatively high, i.e. those with two or more bathrooms and where the water pressure is comparatively low.
System boilers work in a very similar way to conventional boilers, except most of the major components that heat and store the warm water are built within. Hence, system boilers are perhaps more suitable for homes with a less storage space that otherwise couldn’t make room for two storage tanks required with conventional boilers, but still have an equally high demand for warm water.
Combination boilers heat water directly from the mains. There is no need for an upstairs storage tank and as such, are more suitable for homes with less storage space. They can also be a little less complicated to install, on occasions. Additionally, combination boilers are suitable for homes where the demand for warm water is reasonably low.
Which boiler manufacturer?
Each UK boiler manufacturer has its benefits. For instance, Worcester-Bosch are recognised for their great customer service, Baxi offer extensive no-catch manufacture guarantees of up to 10 years on particular boilers when installed by a Baxi approved installer, giving you complete peace of mind and comparatively, Glow-worm are recognised for their relatively low prices. You need to consider what is more important, quality, price or both.
Size of the boiler
You will most likely be able to determine this when you choose the most appropriate type of boiler, but other factors such as the level of insulation in your home and airtightness can also play a role.
Position of the boiler
Modern boilers are a little smaller in comparison to older boilers, but most are still situated within the kitchen or utility area. Whilst it might be difficult to change the position of the boiler itself and all of its storage parts, you can change the position of the flue. Consider whether the flue will release steam back into your home via an open window or whether it will annoy a neighbour, for instance and select the most appropriate place from there. We can offer our assistance on this as requested.
If you would like any advice on any other considerations or you would like us to install a new boiler across the Manningtree area, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via our contact form or you can call us on 07967 111201. We’ll look forward to hearing from you soon.