To help you decide we’ve listed the pros and cons of the two most common boilers on the market.
Choosing the New boiler
Choosing the right boiler that suits your needs and matches your lifestyle is important in keeping your home heated the way you want all year round. What is right for you will depend on how many people you have in your house, how many bathrooms you have, your capacity for locating a water tank in the roof and space for a hot water tank.
Combination or (Combi)
The UK’s most popular type of boiler. The combi can be an economical option, as combi boilers only heat the water you use.
Why get a new combi boiler?
- You get unlimited hot water whenever you need it because it heats water straight from the mains.
- You don’t need a cold water tank or hot water cylinder, so you save space. That means they work particularly well if you live in a smaller house or flat.
- They’re usually quicker to install because they’ve got less boiler parts than other heating systems.
What to consider
- If you use more than one tap at a time, it could reduce the flow of hot water. But that does also depend on the strength of your mains water pressure.
- Your water might take a few seconds to heat up.
People also call them regular or heat-only boilers. They send hot water to your radiators and a hot water cylinder.
- They send water to lots of taps at the same time, without the flow of water getting weaker.
- You get a cold water tank and hot water cylinder as well.
- We can fit an electrical immersion heater to the hot water cylinder at the same time we install your new boiler. Then you’ve got a back-up, just in case your boiler breaks down.
- They particularly suit larger homes that have more than one bathroom.
What to consider
- You need space for us to install a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank too which we usually put in the loft.
- You need to decide ahead of time when you want hot water. There are controls so you can programme your boiler to heat the water in the cylinder, so you have hot water when you need it.
- You only have as much hot water as your cylinder can hold. So if it runs out you’ll need to wait for it to heat up again.
Whichever boiler you decide is best for you, you can be confident that our 40 years of experience installing both combis and conventionals means we always have experienced engineers on hand to install your preferred choice in three easy steps.
How to get your new installation in 3 Simple steps
Book an appointment with a expert advisor
Choose an appointment for a time and date that suits you. Our heating adviser will come and do an assessment of your home and talk you through your options. Then they’ll give you a fixed price quote.
We carry out the installation
Our expert engineer will arrive on the date you’ve chosen. When they’re done, they’ll show you how to use your boiler and controls. They’ll make sure they leave your home neat and tidy before they go and arrange for your old boiler to be picked up.
We ensure you’re a customer for life.
After your boiler or heating system is installed we ensure that you have peace of mind and are looked after for many years to come. You receive a 2 year workmanship warranty and a boiler warranty up to 8 years.
We can give you full details about what warranty comes with your new boiler and whether there are any guarantees on the entire installation. Check out whether any of the warranties include parts and labour.
How can I pay?
- We take all forms of payment, cash, card, cheque, credit card etc.
- We take a 20% deposit before the job and the remainder after the job is completed