Replacing Old Boilers for a New One
If your boiler is getting old and worn out, or you need a new one due to an upcoming move, you’ll probably need to start researching boilers for replacement. These replacements involve determining the cost, keeping in mind that today’s boilers are more energy efficient so they’ll save you money over the long run. Following are a few suggestions and tips that will help you make an informed decision.
1. Choosing a Boiler by Brand
There are a number of boiler brands on the market, including popular choices that include British Gas, Vaillant, Baxi and Ecogen. Take some time to compare available brands and if you need advice, contact London City Plumbers; they’ll help you choose a brand that will meet your needs and your budget.
2. The Right Boiler
Besides the brand, you’ll need to decide on the type of boiler you prefer. If you have a large household that uses a lot of hot water, a regular boiler will be your best option. The combi-boiler on the other hand, is more efficient because it doesn’t lose a lot of heat (regular boilers do). A regular boiler comes with an extra tank for storing hot water. A combi-boiler is the cost efficient choice, is ideal for small households and will fit into smaller places because they don’t have an extra water tank. Are you planning on incorporating a solar water heating system as well? Then you should know that combi-boilers aren’t very compatible with solar heating system.
3. Oil, Gas or Electricity Fuel
Gas boilers are the most commonly used boilers in UK homes, to the tune of around 70%. Gas boilers are the least expensive when compared to electricity or oil as well. That being said, if you live off gas mains, you’ll want to opt for an electricity or oil boiler. Ultimately, you need to make the best choice for your specific situation and consider using the most efficient fuel at your disposal.
4. Why New Boilers Are More Efficient
Today’s innovative boilers are much more cost efficient than their predecessors, due in part to the fact that they are condensing boilers, meaning that they don’t lose very much heat by means of the hot gas that works its way out of the boiler through the flue. Simply put, they feature a better heat exchanger; giving them the ability to retain more of the heat which reduces heating costs.
5. Find an Installer
When it comes to installation, you’ll need to find out if the company you purchased your boiler from offers free boiler installation services and confirm that they are Gas Safe registered. If the company you purchased the boiler from doesn’t offer free installation and if their installers aren’t Gas Safe registered, you should call 0208 226 5499. With our emergency plumbing service you can count on fast 24/7 response, no call out charges, free quotes and estimations. Most important of all, you can count on stellar customer service and rest assured that your boiler will be inspected, maintained and/or installed by experienced, Gas Safe registered plumbing specialist whose main goal is you keep you, your family and your home comfortable, warm and safe.