Choosing the right boiler for your home is really important. You need to make sure you have enough heat and hot water, and that your boiler works as efficiently as possible.
There are lots of things you need to think about, like the size of your home, how many radiators you have, and which types of pipes connect your system.
Things to consider
Boilers are available with various power outputs. You'll need to choose a boiler that will work best for the size of your home and the number of people you live with.
If you're planning an extension or loft conversion, it's worth considering a boiler that can cope with the extra radiators.
If you're thinking about a combi boiler, it's important to have the water flow and pressure checked. If they're too low, it'll affect the performance of the boiler.
There are a few different types of boiler available, including combi, conventional and system boilers. They each have different advantages and things you need to consider, depending on your needs.
Take a look at our guide to types of boilers for more details.
It's worth considering a heating control system with your new boiler. This could include a timer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves (or TRVs for short).
You'll then have better control over what rooms you heat, what time the heating is on, and what the temperature is. This will help you save energy and money.
Warranty and parts
Remember to check the warranty length of any new boilers you're considering. Also, find out how easy it is to get spare parts.
Most of the boilers we supply come with a manufacturer's warranty of up to five years, with the option to extend to 10 years.
Never try to fit a boiler yourself – always get a Gas Safe registered engineer to install it.