Your boiler accounts for as much as 55% of your energy costs, so it’s crucial to get the decision right first time when buying a new boiler. From the size and type of unit to the heating engineers you choose to install it, there’s a lot of think about when replacing the boiler in your property.
Whether your central heating system has decided to hang up the towel, or you’re thinking of upgrading an old, inefficient boiler, let’s take a look at the some of the key things to consider when replacing your boiler.
Type of boiler
Nowadays most homeowners, landlords and business owners opt for combi boilers, which offer an unlimited supply of instant hot water. Whilst these units may be more expensive to buy than conventional and system boilers, they eliminate the need for a cylinder and/or tank. This also means you only pay for as much water as you need, making them both convenient and efficient.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to lower the running costs and emissions of your properties further, biomass boilers are growing in popularity. However, bear in mind that biomass boilers rely on deliveries from a local pellet supplier, and often need filling manually. They also require adequate storage space, which generally makes them unsuitable for businesses and rental accommodation.
Make and model
Once you’ve decided on the type of boiler you’re looking for, you’ll be faced with an overwhelming amount of choice. When narrowing down your options, look for A-rated boilers that will offer efficiency levels of 90% or higher. Most reputable boiler brands, such as Worcester Bosch and Vaillant, will offer a warranty period of 5 years or more, to give you peace of mind that you’re protected if anything goes wrong.
Boiler installation teams
Choosing a boiler is half the battle. To ensure that your central heating system runs like clockwork, it’s crucial to find a boiler installation team you can trust. Always make sure that the heating engineer you use is Gas Safe registered, and has previous experience installing the make of boiler you have selected.
Whether you’re replacing a boiler in a commercial environment, rental accommodation or your own home, find a firm with experience in your field. That way, you can ensure that you get superb service as well as quality workmanship; that could mean minimising downtime for your business, or booking your installation at a time convenient for you.
Replacing your boiler doesn’t need to be a burden. By identifying your needs and choosing only reputable manufacturers and trades people, you can ensure that you make the right decision first time.
Need expert advice on the best boiler for your needs? Brighter Facility Management’s experienced heating engineers can help you every step of the way. To have a chat with our team, call 0113 243 1077 today.