Author: Dan Smith

7 things you need to know before you buy a new boiler

Buying a new boiler is a big and expensive decision. Here are seven things you should know before you invest in a new boiler. Buying a new boiler is an expensive and complicated process at the best of times - let alone against the backdrop of your old boiler breaking down suddenly in winter. To help make your boiler buy more straightforward, we've rounded up the main things you need to consider when buying a boiler, in this quick guide. With a typical boiler installation costing anywhere between £1,800 and £3,000, here are seven things you need to know before you take the plunge and sign on the dotted line for your new boiler. Once you know a little more, choose the best boiler for you by booking an appointment with one of our specialist surveyors who can guide you on exactly what you should consider. Our surveyors are at your disposal with no obligation what so ever. #1 The importance of a reliable new boiler It's simple really - the more reliable your new boiler, the less money you will have to shell out on expensive repairs. According to our annual boilers survey, the average cost of a boiler repair is £210 - which is quite an incentive to pick a reliable brand. Don't be left with cold showers in a freezing cold home - only pick a new boiler from one of the most reliable and best boiler brands. We are totally independent from all boiler brands however, if you ask us to recommend a boiler, we will always suggest and recommend one with a 'Which?" Five Star reliability rating. #2 Get your boiler engineer's opinion - but consider their answer carefully Your boiler engineer will be an invaluable source of information during the buying process. He or she will be able to guide you to make the best choice on the type and size of boiler you need. According to a survey of 1,101 Which? members conducted in April 2015, 93% would trust their heating engineer to recommend the right brand of boiler for their home. What... Read more »