There are many reasons you might want to invest in a new boiler. Perhaps you fear your current one is on its last legs and the thought of a freezing house and high repair bills makes your blood run cold. Maybe you want to become more energy efficient, something that will be more crucial than ever with the impending energy bills price cap rise.
Whatever your reason, there are some key considerations to take into account before you make a purchase.
1. Could you repair instead?
Before making any decision about getting a new boiler, first get your current boiler serviced by a trusted and experienced professional. Ask friends to recommend someone or search online, depending on your area.
For example, searching for boiler servicing in Gloucester will bring up a host of companies to explore, such as hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-service-gloucester.
Once you have identified a company to help, they will be able to advise you on the reliability of your current boiler, how energy efficient it is and whether it would make more sense to repair or replace.
2. What is your budget?
Once you have decided you do need a new boiler, you should consider your budget. Unfortunately, new boilers can be fairly expensive, depending on the type. You will also need to factor in installation costs. However, help is at hand. Many organisations offer interest-free payment options.
It is also worth keeping in mind that a new, energy efficient boiler will help lower your energy bills. According to the Energy Savings Trust, you can save up to £200 a year on your bills by having a more efficient boiler.
3. Which boiler will best suit your needs?
There is a huge array of boilers to choose from, from basic models to very sophisticared ones. New technology now even allows you to manage them from wherever you are, using your phone. While this is undoubtedly useful, and can help you be even more energy efficient, these tools do not come cheap.
You don’t need to get yourself into financial hardship to get an energy efficient boiler, as all new models should have a good energy rating. The main thing is to select a model that will be reliable and will last and one that you can afford.