New Boiler BristolJuly 20, 2018 8:48 am
New Boiler Bristol
With the summer in swing, it may be the best time to sort your central heating out whilst you’re not using it. When people talk about upgrading their central heating, it always comes to a new boiler since that is the heart of your central heating. A new boiler is a lot to consider so having some background info is useful when you’re deciding. Give our boiler guide a read & find out about the different types of boiler you might opt for! If you already know that you’re going to need a new boiler, take a look at our page & contact someone in our office today! – New Boiler Bristol
Types of Boiler:
Whilst there are a variety of different boilers that are different in the way they work, the majority of boilers are high-efficiency condensing boilers. Despite a slightly higher initial cost, they do end up saving the homeowner money as they are much more efficient. Better for the environment, these boilers reduce your carbon footprint directly by not using as much energy. We’ve seen bills reduced by as much as 40%!
There are three main types of condensing boilers. Conventional or traditional, system or combi. When your plumber/boiler engineer comes to survey & inspect your home, they will advise you on the best option for your property. The general rule of thumb is that combi boilers suit flats as they are much smaller in size, whereas traditional or system boilers are suited to larger properties that have more space.
The initial inspection will be filled with a few questions since the engineer is going to want to know how much stress the boilers going to be put under. Answering these questions as fully as possible will mean that the boiler they select will be better suited for your property and your lifestyle.
A list of what you should consider is:
- What your budget is: Find an amount of money you’re willing to spend and stick to it. You may even want to consider finance options however it’s best to look into this before the initial inspection. The plumbing company you work with may offer this type of service.
- Where are you putting the boiler?: This is important since you may not have a suitable space for a new boiler. New condensing boilers emit steam since the exhaust gases are a lower temperature. Whilst this isn’t dangerous, it could be a nuisance if the boiler is situated somewhere where this is annoying.
- How much are you going to use the boiler?: You need to think about how many people are going to be using the boiler at the same time. Do you have multiple bathrooms? If so how many people are going to be showering etc. at the same time? A larger family all getting ready for work & school will require a much bigger boiler than that of an apartment that only needs to cater for one person. Your boiler engineer will make sure that your boiler is big enough to cope with the demand that the occupants will place on it.
Do you have any plans for renovating/extending the home?: If you have any future plans that could affect the boiler, you need to inform the engineer so they can prepare/account for this. For example, if you are thinking about a loft conversion then you might stay away from a conventional boiler as they require expansion tanks that are usually placed in the loft. If you are thinking about extending your home, then you will need to consider the additional space. Think about the additional heating requirements (underfloor heating/central heating etc.)
Other things to consider:
When you’re trusting someone with your boiler, it’s good to have a few questions for them. Never be afraid to ask your engineer as many questions you can ask yourself & find out to give yourself some peace of mind:
- Is the company CORGI accredited?
- Is their work fully insured & guaranteed?
- Do they have positive reviews?
- Are they an established & long-serving business?
- Do they offer good after-sale support?
- Do they offer a servicing plan?
- Will they give you a full quote including parts, labour & include the details of the boiler?
A boiler is a big investment in terms of the comfort in your home, so it is a worthwhile venture. It’s just a case of getting it right. Give it the consideration it deserves because it is a large purchase at the end of the day. If you are looking at fitting a new boiler in your home, give our team a call or take a look at our website – New Boiler Bristol for more information!
Robin is a content producer for PJ Bryer and has been writing for the company for years. Robin has a keen eye for bringing industry news to consumers in an easy to understand manner.
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