Choosing a new boiler can be full of confusion and difficulties. With so much variation from boiler types to sizes, knowing which boiler to purchase can be overwhelming. Here at RWM Plumbing and Gas, we are boiler specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you uncover the essentials to boiler shopping.
What are the important considerations for any new boiler?
there are a number of things to consider when looking for a new boiler. These include:
- Deciding on your budget
- Choosing the type of boiler
- Considering the size of the boiler
Consider your budget
The first thing you should consider when it comes to buying a new boiler is the budget. A quick search will easily reveal the vast price range of boilers. Some boilers could set you back around £4000, while others may only be around the £1000 mark, including installation. As a result, you need to set a clear and helpful budget, that will outline exactly what you are willing to spend. And dont forget, your installation fee will often be an extra charge on top of this.
Consider the type of boiler
The second item on our list of new boiler considerations is the type of boiler. Combination boilers or conventional boilers are two very different things, and you need to know which one your home needs, before you set about boiler shopping. One of the easiest ways to get a new boiler is to simply swap like for like with your existing boiler. This is because swapping boiler types can mean more pipework and a heavier installation cost. For example, a conventional boiler needs a hot water storage cylinder, so the pipework for this can be an additional cost.
Consider the size of the boiler
Boilers are available in a range of sizes. The largest size is suitable for the largest properties, such as hotels, with many bathrooms and many radiators. The smallest is suitable for a usual 2 bed-roomed house. Choosing the right size boiler is vital because a boiler that is too small will not heat your home, while a boiler that is too large will waste fuel. For professional information or advice, or to arrange a boiler installation, get in touch today with the experts here at RWM.