Things to consider before getting a new boiler

Thinking about getting a new boiler for your home? Boilers have changed a lot over the last few years and your new one may be a lot different from your old one- so there are a few things you should ask yourself before. 

How efficient should my new boiler be?

Any new boiler you consider should be A Rated for efficiency. This is the highest standard and means it will be at least 90% efficient. Due to condensing technology, the majority of new boilers meet this standard, but it is important to always double check. The more efficient your boiler is, the less money you will waste over the years.

What size will your new boiler be?

Choosing the right sized boiler depends on two things. Firstly, the model of boiler you choose. Certain models only come in specific sizes, so this may not apply. Some boilers can be bigger, to meet a higher demand for water, or smaller for lower demand. Choosing the right size can help to save you money over time, as you won't be wasting energy on wasted water. it also ensures you won't be constantly waiting for warm water.

Where will your new boiler go?

Boilers are now much smaller and more compact than they were a decade ago. Many new boilers are wall mounted and hidden behind kitchen cupboards. This is a good way to keep them out of sight and out of mind- while still being easily available for servicing and repairs. Alternate locations include airing cupboards or under the stairs.

Which boiler manufacturer will you choose?

Different manufacturers offer different benefits, so this is a really personal decision. The benefits can range from cheap prices, high quality, long warranties or excellent customer service. Obviously, it is hard to find all of these things in one place, so you need to prioritise what is most important. For example, is it worth spending more money on a more reliable boiler? 

Need a new boiler in Dovercourt?

We offer our boiler installation service across Harwich and Dovercourt. Our team have years of experience when it comes to boilers, so are happy to help you choose the right model for your home. It's a big decision, so we offer all the advice you may need! To get in touch, call on 01255 714007 / 07544 395677, fill out the contact form on our website, or send us an email at We hope to hear from you soon!