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How to Choose the Right Boiler to Meet Your Needs

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As we approach the coldest months of the year, it’s a good idea to check your boiler to make sure that it will not break down when you need it the most. Although the lifespan of a boiler depends on the make, model, water quality and maintenance levels, sooner or later there will come the time to replace your old boiler.

Purchasing a new boiler is a big investment. The latest figures released by the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council state that the average cost of buying and installing a new boiler is in the region of £2,500, so given the expenses involved, you need to make sure that you are buying the right boiler to suit your household needs. How can you go about it?

Combi or Heat Only?

If space is limited, you may want to choose a combi boiler, as these don’t need a separate hot water tank. On the other hand, if you need to use several sources of hot water at the same time, a heat-only boiler might be better.

Energy Ratings

Buying an A-rated boiler can cut down your annual energy bills by £300. Moreover, you will also be cutting down on your carbon footprint.

Boilers and Fuel

Although the vast majority of British households are connected to the gas network, there are still nearly 5 million homes where a gas boiler is not an option. Even if you do have access to piped gas, you may want to consider alternative fuel types for your boiler. Some interesting and economic alternatives include oil, biomass and wood. A wood-fuelled heating system could result in savings of over £600 a year.

Choosing the Right Installers

Choosing the right team of installers is as important as buying the correct boiler for your needs. By law, boiler installers (also called heating engineers) must be on the Gas Safe register, which ensures that they have the adequate training, knowledge and experience to perform a safe and reliable installation.

At North London Heating and Plumbing, we are a team of expert and Gas Safe registered heating engineers serving areas like Islington, Finchley and Enfield. In addition to our professional qualifications, we are known for providing outstanding customer service and for being reliable, honest and punctual. Call us today and we will take care of all your boiler installation needs in time for winter.

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