Guide To Buying A New Boiler
Although buying a new boiler will never be as exciting as buying a new car or landing the latest video games console, but buying a new boiler is arguably one of the most significant and important purchases that you will ever make. There are many considerations to take into account before you go dipping your hand into your pocket to buy a new boiler; ranging from which one is best for your home, how much it will cost to install, if there are any grants or financial help available, as well as the location of the boiler and what kind of thermostatic controls you intend to use.
What Boiler Should You Buy
A new boiler is a big investment and you should be prepared to go for the best quality boiler available, albeit within your budget. Although they have a slightly higher initial outlay than other boilers, embracing this new technology and accepting the cost of it will pay dividends in the end, as you will re-coup your money over the lifespan of your new boiler through lower heating bills.
Questions To Ask Yourself?
- Where will it be installed?
- What do you need to use it for?
- is it a residential or commercial premises?
- How much have you got to spend?
- Is the engineer Gas Safe Registered?
- Is it covered by warranty?
- What brand of boiler should I choose?
Call in The Professionals
Rather than just jumping in and buying a new boiler, it’s important to work with a professional heating company to ensure you get the best boiler to meet your requirements and budget. A heating engineer can ensure that your boiler is installed correctly and that it’s safe to use.
Professional heating engineers are fully qualified to carry out boiler installations, ensuring they are correctly installed and safe to use once they have been fitted in your property. Using accredited and recommended installers will help to ensure that a quality boiler has been installed to professional standards.
As important as the installation itself (if not more so) it is essential that you are aware of the after sales service and support that the installer is offering and even if they offer it at all. It is all well and good being the best at specifying and installing new systems but you must make sure that you are using someone that is capable of repairing them should the need arise.
Rather surprisingly, not all installation specialists have the requisite knowledge to find faults or diagnose problems with all types of condensing boilers, so make sure to check the skills and credentials of the firm you intend on using; keeping in mind that it is probably best to use a firm that is qualified by the manufacturer to install the particular make of boiler that you intend on having installed. Most new boiler installations come with warranties that cover your boiler for parts and labor, so if any problems should happen to occur you’ll be covered.