The winter months may have come to an end, but has the particularly harsh weather left you feeling as though your boiler is on its last legs?

It’s likely that your boiler is the last thing on your mind now that spring has sprung, but with the warmer weather approaching you might be surprised to know that this is actually the best time to get it replaced.

The reasons for this include the fact that you’ll experience minimum inconvenience by having no heating and hot water during the 1 to 3 days in which it takes to get your new boiler installed.
Additionally, you’re more likely to get an appointment with a local plumber at a time which suits you best. After all, plumbing emergencies are a lot more common in the colder months when boilers break down and other plumbing problems occur. Come the warmer months you’ve more chance of finding a plumber who can help you sooner rather than later.

Boilers typically only last 10-15 years, so if you’ve decided that your boiler has seen better days and you want to go for a newer, more energy efficient model then we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right boiler for your home to give you a helping hand. Ask yourself the following:

What type of boiler is best for you?

Different homes benefit from different types of boiler, depending on factors such as the property’s age and size. You can choose from either a combi, conventional or system boiler. If you aren’t sure what the differences are, then it’s always worth asking an expert, but, as a basic guide:

  • Combi boilers are perfect for small households with only one bathroom because you can only have hot water in one place at a time.
  • Conventional boilers, while coming with a large water tank (which you’ll need the space for), are better when you have multiple people needing hot water at once.
  • System boilers are the more modern version of the conventional boiler and need less space, because they don’t require a cold water tank.

Which boiler brand should you buy?

In addition to chatting to the experts about the type of boiler that you need, it’s also worth talking through what boiler brand is the best. While a reliable domestic heating and plumbing engineer is unlikely to tell you which boiler to buy, they will be able to give you the benefit of their experience of working on boilers in the past.

Other major considerations include:

  • What sort of warranty does the boiler have?
  • What’s your budget for a new boiler?
  • Whether or not you have low mains pressure.
  • How modern your central heating system is.

It goes without saying that the biggest consideration when buying a new boiler should always be how energy efficient it is. This way your investment will not only benefit the environment, but it will also save you plenty of money on the cost of your utility bills.

If you find yourself in any doubt, contact a heating and plumbing professional who you can trust to help you make the right decisions.

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Paine Manwaring is an established, professional and highly experienced supplier of plumbing, heating and electrical services to domestic and commercial customers throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

For more information about the heating, plumbing and electrical services which we provide for both homes and businesses get in touch with a member of our expert and friendly team today on 01903 237522 or (Worthing) or 01243 784711 or (Chichester).