Holding out on switching your central heating back on for as long as possible? As the nights get darker and your blankets and woolly jumpers come out of hiding, keeping your home cosy and warm is more important than ever as many of us continue to work from home. There’s nothing worse than waking up to cold feet, chilly radiators or even freezing cold water. If your current boiler’s faulty or over ten years old, it might be time to start thinking about looking for a more efficient model that’ll keep you snug for many winters to come.
We all know a new boiler is a serious investment. With so many options to choose from and the dent in your savings needed, searching for an upgraded heating system can feel like a daunting task. We’ve rounded up the top tips you should be considering if you’re ready to take the plunge with a new boiler below.
Choosing the Best Boiler For Your Needs
Innovations in the boiler world mean that the heating options open to you are almost endless! Not only will your brand new boiler heat up your home, but it’ll also contribute towards a reduced carbon footprint and could even come with a smart home system too.
BOXT offer a range of the most trusted boilers on the market, along with competitive pricing packages, next-day delivery and installation. From Vaillant to Ideal, they stock leading brands alongside all types of boilers;
- Combi: Combi boilers are the most popular choice for many homeowners, thanks to their ability to heat hot water as and when it’s needed. They supply hot water and heating within one single system, and so are a great space-saving solution too. Be sure to get the best combi boiler by reading reviews and comparing models.
- Conventional: Using storage tanks to heat your water, conventional boilers run on oil or gas to heat your home. Conventional boilers are the most traditional heating systems and are often found in older homes.
- System: System boilers are ideal for bigger properties that need more power within their central heating systems, as they take water straight from the mains and so give you instant access to hot water.
When you’re choosing what size boiler to go for, it’s a good idea to balance the energy you’ll need with the space your new heating system takes up. If you’re a little short on space, you’re probably not after a boiler that takes up a huge amount of room in your flat. While bigger homes would benefit from a more sizeable boiler, those of us in more compact flats or terraced housing are more likely to be in need of a slimmer model that can still operate at maximum efficiency, such as a combi boiler.
Realistic Energy Outputs
As your house size goes up, so will the demand for your heating output. In a larger family home with four or five bedrooms, you’re looking at a boiler that can effectively heat every room in your house, without any issues when it comes to constantly toasty radiators. The last thing you want on a busy morning is your hot water cutting out because someone’s stayed in the shower a little too long. Choosing a boiler which can quickly heat enough water for your radiators, hot water and showers means you should never run out of power for everything you need.
Getting Your Money’s Worth
Last but not least, there’s no getting away from the cost of replacing your faulty boiler. Installing a new boiler definitely isn’t cheap, but it will help you save money in the long run, as well as giving you the peace of mind that you’ll never wake up to a cold bedroom even when it’s frosty outside.
BOXT offer a range of payment options to make sure a new boiler never leaves you and your family out of pocket. Even when your boiler replacement comes out the blue, spreading the cost over monthly payments means you don’t have to suffer through a winter of layering up on the jumpers.
You shouldn’t have to spend this winter shivering. Investing in a new boiler that fits just right in to your requirements will make sure you and your family can stay cosy and warm up until Christmas and beyond.