Choosing a New Boiler: What To Look Out For

For many of us, investing in a new heating system is a decision not to be taken lightly. With so many models and makes on offer, choosing the right boiler for your home can feel like a tricky – and expensive – decision that’s easy to put off while the weather’s still warm. 

As we head closer to Christmas though, it’s more likely that a drop in temperature and regular central heating will show up any issues you have with your boiler: more boiler repairs are needed in December and January than any other time of year. If you’ve been putting off the task of choosing a new boiler, now’s the time to take the plunge. 

Consider how powerful your boiler needs to be 

While bigger homes traditionally make use of boilers with a separate water tank that runs on more energy and holds more water, the latest boiler designs are a lot more compact, but can still pack a lot of power. Rather than going for a more conventional system boiler, you could choose a combi model that provides you with heat and hot water immediately, without the need to find space for a cumbersome water tank either. 

The bigger your home, the more power you’re going to need to keep every room cosy and warm. If you have multiple bathrooms and bedrooms, you’re better off choosing a more powerful model that can have hot water ready for you to use as soon as your whole family needs it. 

If you’re struggling to find the best boiler for your budget, BOXT allows you to compare all your options at once, so you can make the most informed choice. Whatever your boiler needs, their expert team have you covered with next day delivery, friendly advice and competitive payment plans to help you and your family make the best decision.

Bear your carbon footprint in mind 

One of the most important elements to consider when you’re purchasing a new boiler is how energy efficient it is. As well as helping you do your bit for the environment by keeping carbon emissions down, an environmentally friendly boiler will help you keep your costs low over the months and years to come. 

Many new boilers on the market now come with heating controls that help you keep tabs on your energy output too. Letting you turn your heating temperature up as and when you need it means you’ll only spend when you have to, rather than using up energy without realising. 

Keep an eye out for any extras 

Last but definitely not least, it’s worth looking into the smart systems your boiler comes with. One of the UK’s most popular boilers because of the efficiency it offers you, Vaillant boilers come with built-in technology that recognises how cold it is outside. That means that if the temperature drops, you’ll open the door to a comfortable home, and if it’s warmer than expected, your boiler will turn off to save you the extra cost. If the temperature falls below 5° on those particularly chilly mornings, Vaillant boilers will automatically heat your boiler circuit to 30°, so you can wake up warm without any hassle.

Your boiler should be easy for you to operate, too. No one wants to waste precious time working out exactly which button to press to crank the heating up a notch. Newer boilers can be controlled via apps, on your phone, or with easy to use systems on your boiler itself. Taking the time to check out exactly which extra benefits are available to you means you’ll end up with the most efficient boiler, for a great price, that’ll keep you and your family warm for many winters to come. 

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