Tips for buying a new boiler

A new boiler will come in handy if your old one has started to run inefficiently and you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bills.

Inefficient boilers can add an extra 30% onto your annual heating bills and could breakdown at any moment. So why not upgrade to an efficient A-rated model and save hundreds of pounds every year?

Of course, when the time comes to invest in a new boiler, you don’t want to rush into a decision. This boiler will stay with you for at least 15 years, so you want something that’ll work well for a lengthy period of time.

What boiler should I choose?

When you come to choosing your new boiler you’ll have to consider a number of factors, such as the size, output, cost and efficiency.

The good news is there’s plenty of choice, from back boilers and sealed systems, to condensing and combi boilers.

Combination boilers and condensing boilers are very energy efficient, compared to the older back boiler models, so if you’re looking to save money in the long-term, they’ll probably be your answer.

There’s also the environmentally friendly option of biomass boilers, which have proved popular in the last few years. These are run off renewable, carbon neutral products, such as agricultural crops, wood and waste.

Are you eligible for the boiler scrappage scheme?

Before sealing the deal for your new boiler it’s imperative to find out if you’re eligible for the scrappage scheme. This is a government run scheme and offers grants up to £400 off the cost of a new energy efficient boiler.

The scheme has closed in England and Wales as all vouchers were taken up, but homeowners in Scotland can still benefit.

Shop around and arrange several boilers quotes

It’d be very unwise to simply go with the first company who offers you a quote for your new boiler. You’ll have no idea if this is a good price and you could be conned into spending more than you need to.

To avoid this, ensure you arrange to have a number of quotes for your chosen boiler. On Combiboiler.net we can offer you up to five quotes from local, vetted companies.

If you’re thinking of having a new boiler installed, why not fill in our no obligation boiler quote form.


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