Questions you should ask yourself before investing in a new boiler
So you think you’re ready to invest in a new boiler? Perhaps one that is far more energy efficient so you can start saving money on those bills? With the price cap on energy bills set to rise this coming spring, with analysts expecting up to £100 being added to the typical annual dual fuel bill, installing an energy efficient boiler is more crucial than ever. But, before you do, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Does your old boiler need replacing?
Just because someone said you need to replace your boiler doesn’t always mean you do. You should seek the advice of reputable and experienced professionals who will be able to assess whether it’s the right course of action. They will be able to tell you:
– How efficient your boiler is
– Whether it is reliable or likely to break soon
– Whether a repair might be more cost-effective than a replacement
– Where you can get financial help for a new boiler
– Whether upgrading controls would be better than a replacement
– The age of your existing boiler
Can you afford the boiler you want?
If you find that you need a new boiler, it’s best to consider your budget as soon as possible. They don’t come cheap. The average boiler will cost anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands depending on the type, the size, the make, the model, and the features. Then there are installation costs to cover. You may find that if you cannot afford a brand new model, repairing your old one may be an effective and affordable option. If you need a replacement, there is financial help available. Some manufacturers and installation companies even offer ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes as well as loan agreements.
What type of boiler is best for your circumstances?
Tech companies like Samsung are expanding into the realm of boilers. With them they bring tech that you can control from anywhere using your mobile phone, heating individual rooms to different temperatures and creating extreme efficiency. While these are spectacular additions, they also come with a hefty price tag to match their impressiveness.
Don’t put yourself into debt when buying a new boiler. Most available models come with an energy efficiency rating above 90% so you can rest assured knowing you are doing your part for the environment without breaking the bank.
It’s good to keep these things in mind when deciding if you need a replacement. When you do, GOS Heating, a Gas Safe Registered company specialising in boiler installations and repair services, will be here to help. We offer boiler finance loans for your new model and seamless installation services. For more information, get in touch on 01772 734 966.