So, the time has come for a new, energy efficient boiler. Time to say goodbye to your old, money wasting boiler, and hello to a shiny, new A-Rated appliance.
A new boiler is an expensive purchase, so its worth reading on for tips prior to investing.
The market of the past few years has seen a big rise in manufacturers offering a variety of different benefits for using their products, from fewer working components to avoid complicated future breakdowns, to extensive warranties that can range from 5 to 13 years!
So, which boiler should you go for?
What boiler you go for will ultimately depend on your requirements for the household and budget. You will need to consider how many people will be living there, how many bathrooms and radiators you have will also need to factored in.
Heres an example; a couple occupying a flat, with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, a 24/25kw combi boiler would be best suited. For a family living in a 3 bedroom property, with 2 bathrooms, a 32/35kw combi would be best suited. Alternatively, if space permits you could also explore an unvented hot water tank for a balanced hot and cold supply of water throughout.
How long does it take to replace my boiler?
New boiler installations are usually quite straight forward and a combi swap can be completed in a good, long day. However, time scales vary and this comes down to your current set up and if you would like the boiler moved, or your system converted (removing hot water tanks, installing combi). Moving a boiler or converting a system can take 1-3 days.
During the replacement works, upgrading your heating controls is also recommended if you would really like to optimise your home and reduce your carbon footprint. The technology is improving month by month, and smart home technology is becoming ever more popular. Control everything from your light bulb to your radiator valve temperature, all from your phone! Welcome to the future..
Where should I install the new boiler?
It is best practice to install your boiler on an outside wall, keeping the flue run as short as possible for safety and maintenance purposes. If you have a drain nearby for the condense pipe that is also beneficial, and in an ideal world the condense pipe should be as short as possible to avoid freezing.
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