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Boiler Installation: What you Need to Know


Purchasing a new boiler can seem complicated at the best of times - let alone against the backdrop of any additional complications such as your old boiler breaking down suddenly in winter, here are a few things you should know before getting a new boiler.

Choose a reliable boiler or a trusted brand

Basically, the more reliable your new boiler is the less likely it is you are to have to fork out for additional costs on repairs. Do your research on the experience boiler owners have had with particular boiler manufacturing brands, this is so you have a good understanding of which brands you can trust to provide a reliable boiler.

Gas Safe registered engineer

It goes without saying that your engineer should be Gas Safe registered. As long as you choose a reliable and trustworthy heating engineer with good reviews, they will undoubtedly be incredibly useful in giving you information and advice when buying a new boiler.

An efficient new boiler may benefit you in many ways

If the boiler you currently have is an older model, usually these class as being over 15 years old, then replacing it with a modern gas-condensing boiler could assist you in saving money on your bills. Heating accounts for approximately 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills so having an efficient boiler is crucial.

What type of new boiler will suit my home and lifestyle?

It’s the case that homes in the UK have mains gas, and there are three main varieties of gas-condensing boiler to choose from:


● A combi boiler warms the water on demand and will not require a separate storage tank. This is best suited to small-medium sized properties, combi boilers the most in-demand type of boiler in the UK as they are compact and easy to install.


● A conventional boiler, also known as heat-only, requires a hot water tank or cylinder in which hot water is stored for use at a later date. If you have a bigger home with a high demand for hot water or several bathrooms, a conventional boiler could be the ideal choice for you.


● A system boiler is an ideal alternative to a conventional boiler for houses who need a stored water cylinder. With plenty of components built in, system boilers are much easier to install than conventional boilers, they also take up less room.


Need a new boiler installed? Here at Gastech, we offer heating & plumbing services and we have been helping residents of Blackwood and the surrounding areas maintain an energy-efficient home since 1984. We are a company that you can trust to work efficiently, professionally and affordably, so get in touch today to find out more.

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