Is it time for a new boiler?

Perhaps the old system has packed up, or your old boiler simply isn’t as efficient as the newer systems are. Either way, you shouldn’t rush in a buy the first ‘special offer’ you see, it’s well worth getting some free boiler quotes from reputable companies.

Before you get your quotes, you should ask yourself a few questions about your boiler installation.

Boiler Usage

How big is your house? How big is your family? These are important considerations as the size of the area you need to heat, and the demand for the hot water and heating will affect the size of the boiler needed (and ultimately the cost). So count the rooms in your home and think about how many people will want hot water at peak times before you apply for you boiler quotes. You may only need small combination boiler to heat a flat for instance. You should also consider any extension plans you have, and factor them in so that your new boiler can cope.

Location of the Boiler

If you’re upgrading your boiler to a more modern system, you may want to think about the location. Modern boilers are frequently more compact than older systems so can be hidden away more easily. It may also have to be relocated due to the way modern combi-boilers emit steam horizontally out of a building.


Quite possibly the most influential factor when applying for free boiler quotes. Your budget will determine a number of factors when considering a new boiler system. Cheaper models will likely be less economical, and may be larger than the more expensive models. Some installers may well offer boiler finance deals, so it’s worth checking and comparing the prices you receive. You should always factor in boiler servicing costs, as these ongoing costs will affect the overall value of the system.

Anyone who wishes to apply for a boiler grant will need to provide the details of the boiler, such as the make, model and the approximate age of the appliance, along with some proof of your tax credit or income related benefits to check your eligibility for the scheme. A new boiler is also less likely to break down or require as much maintenance, giving peace of mind and costing less in repairs.
The thing you need to consider is the size of your house and family. These are actually very important consideration because few are basically trying to estimate the area for which the boiler is needed and subsequently the cost as well. So, it will be convenient for you to count the rooms and estimate the maximum number of people who will need hot water at a time. You must also take into account any extension plans which you may have so that you opt for a boiler which can cope up the same. You must also take into consideration the location of the boiler if you’re planning to upgrade the boiler with a modern system. The reason for this is that modern boilers are compact than the old system and therefore can be heeded more easily. Also, you may have to relocate the boiler because of the steam emission of some type of boilers. Lastly, you need to take into account your budget when you are applying for free of cost boiler quotes as it is among the most influential factors.

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