Things to consider before installing a new boiler

Is your home in need of a new boiler? If so, there are a range of questions you need to ask yourself to make sure you make the right choice. Getting a new boiler is a big decision that will be a large part of your life for years and years to come, so you need to make sure you find the one that is right for you. To help you out, we have made a handy guide with questions to ask yourself.


Which boiler manufacturer is right for you?

There are a range of boiler manufacturers on the market, so there are lots for you to choose from. When you are looking, there will be some big brand names you recognise (such as Baxi or Ideal) as well as smaller brands that are not so well-known. When browsing, you may find that the big name brands are slightly more expensive, as you are paying for their reputation. However, they have built up such successful reputations for good reason. When choosing a manufacturer, you will need to decide what features are most important to you. For example, warranties, excellent customer service or low prices. This is a personal choice for you to make.

Where will your new boiler go?

You will need to decide where your new boiler will go. A lot of new boilers are able to be wall mounted, due to their smaller size. This makes them ideal for being hidden in kitchen cupboards, which keeps them out of sight and out of mind- as well as being close by in case of emergency. This isn't suitable for all homes, so other good locations include airing cupboards and cupboards under the stairs.

Which type of boiler is right?

There are three main types of boilers to choose from- system, conventional and combi. Combi boilers are best suited to smaller homes, as they require no components besides the boiler unit, but they struggle to meet high demand for hot water. They heat water directly from mains pressure, which makes them very economical and great for the environenmt. System and conventional boilers are both better for larger homes, as their components require space. However, they are both able to meet high demand for hot water very easily.

Need a new boiler in South Birmingham?

We install new boilers across South Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Solihull. To get in touch with our team today, give us a call on 07900 553882 / 07815 574411 or email us at enquiries@safgas.co.uk. You can also fill out the contact form on our website.