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How to Choose a Boiler: Top Tips to Help You

Are you looking for a new boiler? Finding the right option for your property can be a confusing task, particularly with the rapid changes in new technology and ever-changing rules and regulations.

To help you find the perfect central heating solution for your property, we have taken a closer look at some top tips for choosing a new boiler.

Finding the right type

When replacing your boiler and looking for new boiler options, the first step to consider is the various types of boilers and central heating systems available. These are the most common types on the market:

Combi Boiler

A combi boiler is a sealed system that heats water directly from the mains supply, ensuring property owners do not need a hot water cistern. When it comes to boiler installation, this is a great way to save space without facing a loss in water pressure. 

Combi boilers work best when there is only one requirement for hot water at a time. This means if you live alone or have a small family, it can always meet your demand. However, if you have a large family or will need to be running multiple appliances at once, it might not be the best boiler replacement for you. 

System Boiler

Although a system boiler is a sealed system like a combi boiler, it keeps hot water in a separate storage cylinder. This makes it a great choice for those properties where there will be multiple requirements for hot water at the same time. 

Although hot water is instant, if demand is too high, then you can risk running out of hot water.

Conventional Boiler

A conventional boiler is an open system that requires a cistern and stores hot water in a cylinder just like a system boiler. These systems are a popular choice for large families, and they can ensure a steady flow rate to several outlets at ones. 

When it comes to boiler installation, conventional boilers can be expensive, and they do require more space.

How to choose your new boiler

Once you have identified the boiler replacement type you want for your property, it is time to find the right brand and a qualified installer you can trust to give you the best advice. The market is full of different manufacturers, so to ensure you get the right solution, there are a number of factors to consider:

1. Choosing the right size and specification

It is crucial that you get the right size and specification of boiler for your property. Boiler size refers to its power output (kilowatts); choose an option that is too low, and you will not be able to meet the demands of your household; and if it’s too high, your bills will increase significantly. 

To ensure you get the right size and specification for your home, consult with a professional gas engineer who will be able to assess your power needs. 

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2. Determine your budget 

When it comes to choosing the right boiler for your home, budget is often one of the most important considerations. The cost of a new boiler depends on a range of factors, from the manufacturer and model, to the type of boiler and output. 

You will also need to factor in the cost of installation, which will be dependent on the location, difficulty of installation, and the installer you are using. To ensure you get the best option, take your time to read reviews and get multiple quotes. 

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3. Choose a qualified installer 

When choosing a new boiler, it is crucial that you seek advice from a professional and qualified installer. While it might be tempting to opt for the cheapest price, sacrificing on quality workmanship can result in more problems and larger costs at a later date. 

Your heating engineer must be fully qualified and Gas Safe registered. If you are installing an oil boiler, then it must be installed by an OFTEC technician. Before choosing your installer, make sure you thoroughly read customer reviews of each company, especially those verified by Google.

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Are you looking for a new boiler?

If you are in need of a new boiler, boiler replacement, boiler repair, central heating installation or boiler service, then A & L Services U.K. Ltd Heating and Plumbing is here for you. We proudly serve across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Our highly experienced team is able to help you find and install the perfect new boiler for your property. We pride ourselves on providing the best advice for your needs and offer the highest standard of service and workmanship, guaranteed!

We know how important your boiler is to your home, so if you are facing issues with your boiler or you need a new one, get in touch with our team today for your free quote. Choose from expert heating engineers you can trust – established for over 18 years , Gas Safe registered and 5 star Google Review Rating.

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