2015 is a great year to buy a boiler. Today’s models are super efficient, meaning you could save lots of money on your bills.
A new boiler is an expense many of us could do without, but the advantage of cheaper bills means it will more than pay for itself over time.
So which boiler should you buy? We’ve created this guide to help you decide which type of boiler is best for your home and your budget.
What to look for in a new boiler
Choosing the right boiler for your home depends on a number of factors. Here are the main things you should consider:
All boilers are legally required to carry an energy rating from A to G, like you might see on a new washing machine or TV. In this day and age, you should avoid anything less than an A rating.
The difference in running costs between an old boiler and a modern A-rated boiler can run into hundreds of pounds, so it’s definitely worth the investment.
Almost all modern boilers by the top manufacturers are condensing boilers, which are much more energy efficient than the old style.
You’ll need to find a boiler that is powerful enough to serve your home. As a rule of thumb, the larger your home, the bigger your boiler needs to be to pump hot water around the property. Likewise, a big powerful boiler would be wasted on a small home.
Boiler power is measured by flowrate and heating output. This can be confusing to the average person, so get a quote from our experts to find the right size of boiler for your home.
Make sure the boiler you choose comes with a good warranty. Most modern boilers are very reliable, but it can’t hurt to have the extra protection.
Most of our boilers come with a 5 to 7-year warranty as standard. Take a look at our latest boilers.
Gone are the days when your boiler would dominate the room it sits in. Today’s best boilers tend to be compact and hide away neatly in a cupboard or under a worktop. If size is a concern, ask our experts about our range of compact boilers.
Which boiler brand should I buy?
Features are often more important than brand name these days, but it could still pay to make sure you buy a reputable brand of boiler. The best brand names tend to be:
Our friendly advisers can help you decide on the best brand of boiler for your home. Give us a call free on 0800 644 6750 (mobiles may be cheaper on 0114 438 1813).
Get a new boiler free of charge
If you have an old boiler, you could get your new one effectively free of charge through the Green Deal. This is a government scheme designed to help people replace their old, inefficient boilers without increasing their outgoings. To find out more, talk to our experts on 0800 644 6750 (mobiles may be cheaper on 0114 438 1813).