3 Tips for Purchasing a New Boiler

OK, so you’ve decided to buy a brand-new boiler! Perhaps your existing unit is showcasing regular faults, or maybe you own an older unit that’s incapable of providing the necessary energy savings? Regardless of your reasoning, it’s important to respect the cost of buying a new boiler, not to mention the financial burden of having this unit installed in your home. To help you make the most of your investment, here are three top tips when purchasing a new boiler-unit for your home. 

1. Don’t Overlook Costly, Big Brands 

This is an important point of consideration, as many people eschew premium or big-brand boilers in an attempt to reduce their costs. This is the very definition of a false economy, however, not least because the very best boiler units tend to offer enhanced efficiency savings and greater longevity over time. Including brands such as Baxi, Ideal and Worcester-Bosch, these units deliver far greater value for money and a superior return on your investment. Branded models often come with extended warranties too, particularly if you hire accredited engineers to manage the installation process. 

2. Don’t be Swayed by Zealous Engineers 

If you haven’t researched the market or chosen a boiler unit, you should definitely take the advice of accredited engineers and technicians. However, it’s important to note that some gas engineered are in partnership with specific manufacturers, which means that they’re incentivised to ensure that you buy from the brand in question. This type of advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly if you’ve previously researched the marketplace and determined a make, type and size of boiler to suit your property. 

3. On That Note – Get the Right Model 

On this note, it’s important to recognise the benefits of purchasing the right model boiler to suit your home. After all, every manufacturer offers a wide range if boilers for domestic use, from large units that provide a huge amount of energy to compact alternatives that are ideal for most residential applications. There’s also a variety of heating systems on offer too, some which include large cylinders and water tanks that meet a high demand for hot water but tend to take up a considerable amount of space in the home. So, try to use all of the information at your disposal to ensure that you identify the best model to suit your needs. 

So, You’ve Found your Boiler – What's the Next Step? 

Once you’ve found your ideal boiler unit, the next step is to identify an accredited engineer who can manage the installation process. If you live in Snodland or the surrounding areas including but not limited to West Malling, Halling, Vigo and Aylesford, you may be best served by employing the team at LP Plumbing & Heating. Not only do we have years of experience, for example, but we’re also Gas Safe registered and Logic certified for G3 in the installation of unvented hot water systems! We’re also just a phone call away, and you can reach us on 07534 907893 to discuss your project. Or, email us at lpheatingplumbing@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you just as soon as we can.