4 things to consider when choosing your new boiler
Choosing a new boiler sounds like a simple decision, but there are a lot of things that you need to consider before making your BIG purchase!
There are many different factors that can impact how well the boiler will work in your home or business. Below are the 5 things that CBQ heating believe are important for you to consider before choosing your boiler – and don’t forget your can never ask enough questions, you can call us to arrange for one of our fully qualified gas engineers to come to your property.
Nobody wakes up and decides to treat themselves to a new boiler, let’s face it there are much more fun things to buy out there! Money quite often dictates our choices, especially when it comes to such large purchases therefore, it is important to be clear about what you can afford. There are several different things that can impact the price; brand, type, size for your property are the main factors. CBQ heating offer a range of payment options, you can spread the cost of your boiler up to 10 years or even BUY NOW and PAY LATER.
WHAT TYPE OF BOILER?
There are quite a few options on the types of boiler that you can have, depending on your requirements, property and sometimes budget.
Combi boiler –A combination or ‘combi’ boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, so you won’t need a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the roof space. They are also very cost-effective and energy-efficient as water is heated instantly rather than being heated and then stored in a cylinder. An added benefit is that hot water is delivered at mains pressure, which means that you could get a powerful shower without the need for a separate pump.
System boiler – System boilers require a cylinder for storing hot water, however the major heating and hot water system components are built into the boiler itself, making it quicker and easier to install. In addition, there is no need for a tank in the loft, so it can be an option in a home with little or no loft space or where the space is earmarked for a conversion.These boilers are also compatible with solar water heating systems, which deliver environmental benefits as well as lower energy bills.
Regular boiler – Regular boilers (sometimes known as traditional, conventional or heat only boilers) are ideally suited to homes that already have a traditional heating and hot water system which is linked to a separate hot water cylinder. These boilers also need a cold water storage tank in the loft to feed the hot water cylinder as well as a tank that maintains the water level of the central heating system.A regular boiler may be the best option for replacing an existing boiler if the property has an older radiator system, as it might not be able to cope with the higher water pressure that is delivered by system or combi boilers.
WHAT SIZE BOILER DO I NEED?
Size matters, even in the boiler world! You need to ensure that you are getting enough power within your boiler to supply your household needs. There are two considerations when it comes to size;
Heating and hot water capability – this is all impacted by the size of your house, how many bedrooms / radiators / bathrooms and even how many people live at the property
Physical size of the boiler – where do you want this boiler to go? There are different physical sizes of boilers and if you want to neatly put it in a cupboard or have the freedom of more space then this can impact what boiler you can have.
The correct size boiler is unique to your house, this is something that CBQ heating engineer will talk you through when they provide you with a free quote, they will also provide you with a pack that provides you with what different boiler specs are so you can consider all options; although we will always recommend you at least one boiler based on what we believe is best for you.
All boilers from CBQ come with at least a 2 year warranty from the manufacturer. However, as CBQ engineers are accredited with most boiler manufacturers we can offer up to 5 years and more premium ranges offer up to 10 years warranty.
Basically, your warranty of your boiler is like an insurance on your boiler. As long as you keep up to date with your boilers annual service, the manufacturer will attend your property and repair or replace your boiler within warranty time periods.
When it comes to installing your new boiler, it is important to have it carried out by an experienced gas engineer. CBQ heating have fully qualified gas safe engineers who are Worcester platinum accredited so can ensure the safe and smooth installation of your boiler. Please contact us for more information by getting in touch here.