What you need to consider before installing a new boiler

Purchasing a new boiler can be a little bit expensive and it takes a long time until you settle for one that you like.  Here are a few things that you need to know before considering buying a new boiler or you can call our heating engineers throughout Telford, Newport and Shrewsbury on 01952300008 and we will be happy to go through this with you.

Installing boilers is an essential part of making sure that homes and businesses are heated effectively and safely. In addition to ensuring maximum performance, correct boiler installation and protects the system's longevity. An efficiently installed boiler reduces the possibility of faults or breakdowns that can cause inconvenience or pose a safety risk.

Expert installation by licenced specialists guarantees adherence to rules and specifications, optimises boiler performance, lowers energy expenses, and offers a reliable heating environment.

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What you need to consider before getting a new boiler installed in your home

Assess your heating needs

Before diving into the world of boilers, it's crucial to assess your heating needs. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How big is your home?
  • How many rooms need heating?
  • Do you have specific hot water requirements?
  • What's your budget for heating installation?

Understanding your heating needs will guide you in choosing the right size and type of boiler for your home. An oversized or undersized boiler can lead to inefficiency and higher energy bills.

Type of boiler

There are different options of boilers available, depending on the need for hot water and heat in your home. The 3 main types of boilers available are combi, system and heat-only boilers, you will need to look into these to find out which one will be better suited for you and your home.

Combi Boilers

Provide both hot water and central heating, ideal for smaller homes.

System Boilers

Suitable for larger homes with multiple bathrooms.

Regular Boilers

Work with a separate hot water cylinder, best for homes with high hot water demand.

Size of Property

Depending on the size of the property you have, will contribute towards the type of boiler you go for. The reason for this is because combi boilers are better for smaller homes and system boilers are great for larger homes.

Number of Bathrooms

Having more than one bathroom impacts the decision you make on which boiler you install. With multiple bathrooms, you need to be able to run hot water at the same time, so you need to consider which type of boiler you need that will allow you to do this.

Brand of Boiler

Various boiler brands come along with different levels of energy efficiency therefore choosing a particular brand of boiler is very important. If you are not sure which brands to look into, here at Enflame Heating & Plumbing, we are on hand to help you through the process.

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5 Signs Why You Should Get a New Boiler

A boiler is essential to keeping a house functional and comfortable. Boilers, however, may eventually lose their efficiency or wear out, necessitating a replacement. Here are five indicators that it's time to think about replacing your boiler in Newport, Shrewsbury and Telford.

Age of the Boiler

Newer models of boilers may be more efficient than yours if it is older than fifteen years. Energy bills rise when older boilers need more frequent repairs and may not operate as efficiently. Your heating costs can be considerably decreased by switching to a new, energy-efficient model.

Regular Repairs

Recurrent malfunctions and the requirement for frequent repairs are unmistakable signs that your boiler is having trouble. Continuous maintenance is more economical because the costs can mount up quickly.

Increased Energy Bills

An inefficient boiler may be the cause of an unexpected, abrupt increase in energy bills that does not correspond with changes in usage patterns. With time, older boilers lose efficiency, which raises energy consumption. Changing it out for a more recent, energy-efficient model can help you spend less on heating.

Uneven Heating or Inconsistent Hot Water

An ageing or failing boiler may be the cause of uneven heating in different areas of your home or fluctuations in the hot water supply. A new boiler guarantees a dependable hot water supply and even heating throughout your space.

Carbon Monoxide Signs or Yellow Flames

If your boiler has yellow flames rather than blue ones, there may be carbon monoxide present. Additional indicators, such as sooty stains surrounding the appliance or a rise in window condensation, may point to a carbon monoxide leak, a serious safety risk. To protect your family's safety, you must replace the boiler right away if you see these symptoms.

Get in touch

To speak to our Gas Safe registered engineers, about any boiler-related queries you may have, call us on 01952300008. Our engineers are available across Telford and the surrounding areas, including Newport, Atterley, Shifnal and Shrewsbury.

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