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Buying a new boiler - What to consider

If you’re thinking about buying a new boiler you’ve come to the right place. In this quick guide, we’ve spilt what you should consider when buying a new boiler into 4 key areas.

  1. Budget
  2. The boiler
  3. Controls
  4. Aftercare


When buying a new boiler, your budget for a new boiler is the most important part, as you want to maximise this and luckily there are so many options there is always a boiler to fit every budget.

Be it an entry-level boiler, this will still give you heating and hot water, a manufacturer warranty, the cost can increase when you require, higher hot water demands, to feed multiple showers or smart controls for your heating. We give honest independent advice so we can help you get the most out of your budget whilst getting the requirements you need.

The boiler

Nearly all boilers work the same but what you need to consider are the build quality, the hot water demand (running multiply taps) the manufacturers warranty and aftercare.

We have worked on all the major manufacturer’s boilers so know them inside out and can talk through the pros and cons of each one. There is no ‘one size fits all’ fix, which means there will be a boiler to suit your home.


The controls are what you will be using daily. Once the boiler is installed and set up you will rarely need to go to it, but your boiler controls are used frequently.

This is why this is an important factor. Again there is a lot of choice: from a basic room thermostat to app-controlled smart devices that you can turn on and off from your phone. It’s worth thinking about how you want to use your controls. For your new boiler as this will be how you control your heating and hot water for years to come and can help you save even more on gas.


This is something that is sometimes overlooked when buying a new boiler, as the first thought is often to get the heating on hot water back up and working. But as you want your new boiler to last a long time and be problem-free it’s an important area to think about.
From the length of the manufacturer’s warranty, the size of the response team (how quickly they can fix a problem), the availability of parts, the annual service which will be required to keep not only for safety but to keep the warranty valid, these are important factors to consider while looking at the lifetime cost of a new boiler.

Need help buying a new boiler?

On any of our boiler surveys, we run through these 4 key areas before you buy a new boiler so that you’ve got a better understanding before making a big decision. If you’d like to get in touch for a quote on a new boiler please email or call us directly.

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David Roberts
David is an extremely passionate heating engineer. He particularly enjoys the technology aspect of the industry especially how new heating controls work to help people save money and keep warm.
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