Whether you are planning to replace your old boiler with a new one or are fitting in an entirely new boiler for your newly-built home, you need to make the right choice with regards to the kind of boiler that is most suitable for your requirements.
You have plenty of choices when it comes to brands, and purchasing a boiler can be one of your most costly purchases in your household – so this is where it becomes a bit tricky. You don’t want to be stuck with a less-than-satisfactory choice, yet you don’t want to end up paying for a boiler that’s more than its worth, either.
Here, then, are some crucial factors to consider when selecting a boiler:
The type of fuel you have
First and foremost, you have to think about the type of fuel you have. A good number of households in the UK, for instance, have a heating system running on mains gas, so these would be using a boiler operating on gas as well. But there are also a few households (over four million, to be more precise) that are not connected to the gas system. So you have to consider your type of fuel first. Another alternative is to fit in a boiler using oil or a boiler using LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), or installing a more sustainable wood-burning stove that is also equipped with a back boiler.
The type of boiler
The next step after determining your type of fuel is to look at your choices when it comes to the type of boiler that would work best for your requirements. Combination boilers have become a standard nowadays and are a lot more efficient as they provide heat both for your hot water needs and your household radiators. If you are not quite sure about your choice with regards to the type of boiler that is best, you can always seek guidance from a professional and experienced installer, such as central heating Gloucester experts AJM Plumbing & Heating Services Ltd. These central heating Gloucester professionals are adept with all types of boiler installations, maintenance, and repair, and can surely give you the advice you need to make the right decision.
The efficiency of the boiler
If you are concerned about the environment – and your utility bills – it would be best for you to choose a boiler that is more efficient. For instance, if your system is on gas, your chosen boiler will often account for about 60 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions of your home. In this regard, it is always a good idea to look closely at the efficiency of the boiler you choose, not only for the environment, but for your energy bill savings as well.
The boiler’s controls for heating
You should also think about the controls for heating that you have in your home. With the proper heating control, you can decide when to use your heating system, where it should be used, and what temperature it should operate on. When you are planning to install a new boiler or replace an old one, you may do well to choose the right heating control system along with it as well.
Additional factors to consider
When you have finally chosen a boiler, you should be careful about the tradesperson you choose to install it. They should be registered Gas Safe professionals, so check their Gas Safe Register ID cards – and, to be doubly sure, check their registration on the Gas Safe Register site itself.