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Things to Consider Before Choosing Your New Boiler

A new boiler is a huge investment and will play a role in your day to day life for the next decade or so; what if you choose the wrong one? You may think that one boiler suits all, but you’d be surprised how many options you have when it comes to your new boiler. Have you considered size? Location? Manufacturer? If not, this is the blog post for you!

What size boiler do I need?

The size of your boiler will depend on two things: Which type you choose and how high your demand for hot water is. This is an important choice because choosing a boiler that is too big will cost an unnecessary amount of money to run. On the other hand, a boiler that is too small will not be able to keep up with your demand for hot water. Based on the size of your home and amount of people living there, our gas engineers in Southampton can help you out with this big decision. 

Where will my boiler go?

Currently, most new boilers are installed in kitchens or in the utility room and wall mounted in cupboards. We understand that this will not suit all and some smaller kitchens just don’t have the space. It is a good idea to consider other possible places for your boiler. You also must consider where your boiler’s components will go. A conventional boiler requires a lot of loft space for two water tanks, while a system boiler only requires a water cylinder. If your home is really low on space, a combination boiler only requires the boiler unit itself!

Which boiler manufacturer do I choose?

When it comes to picking a manufacturer, you need to decide which benefits appeal to you the most. All manufacturers offer different things, such as low prices, excellent quality, long warranties or great customer service. Realistically, a cheaper boiler that comes with a minimum length guarantee might not last as long  as an expensive boiler with a lengthy guarantee, so you need to prioritise what you think matters most. This decision is completely up to you, but we can help you out based on your budget restrictions. 

Need a gas engineer in Southampton?

Here at TP Watts Heating, we cover Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Hampshire, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke and Chandlers ford and specialise in the installation of A-rated boilers. To get in touch, fill out our contact form, call us on 02380 601566 / 07732 785867 or email us at thomaspwatts@btinternet.com. We hope to hear from you soon!