Impartial Boiler Information and Advice
Welcome, this website is intended to give you useful, impartial information about replacing your boiler, and provide a FREE no obligation quote request service. We hope you find all that you are looking for, and thank you for visiting.
You can find information on Boiler types, Heating controls, Hot water cylinders, Maintenance & servicing and Safety information as well as much much more.
An introduction to boilers
We all know that feeling warm is good and feeling cold is not. Probably one of the best reasons to have the correct boiler fitted to your heating system.
This website aims to help you choose the boiler suited to your home and needs. You can get FREE new boiler quotes from us then spend time talking to the companies who quote to install your new boiler.
Of course, it does help to have some basic knowledge so that you know the kind of questions to ask before making a judgement.
Also bear in mind that since 2005 gas and oil are the majority of central heating boilers installed as replacements or into new dwellings. They should conform to legislation to ensure energy efficiency. Old boilers can lose up to 40 per cent of the heat they produce.
Why are you changing your boiler?
The usual reason is that the boiler has become inefficient, or worse still given up completely. Even if the house doesn’t have any heating it is well worth doing a little research before you replace the boiler. It can be a substantial layout that you don’t want to make too often, so you want to get it right.
Where do I start?
Search the internet to get an idea of the types of boilers available and the cost. Then get some FREE new boiler quotes from qualified installers. In the case of gas, they must be registered with Gas Safe. Gas Safe is the only official list of gas engineers legally able to perform gas work on boilers, hobs, ovens, fires and all other gas appliances.
If your boiler is more than five years old, a replacement could save as much as a third on your heating bill – while reducing your home’s Co2 emissions.
Types of boiler
These come in several forms – combi, regular or system being the most usual. The size of the building, the demand for hot water and space available will govern what you choose.
To conform to legislation you need a condensing boiler, as these are most energy efficient. It should be marked A or B to signify its energy efficiency. A boiler should indicate a minimum energy efficiency rating of 90%, while a B is rated between 86 and 90%.
Where can the boiler be sited?
The answer to that question, on the whole, is wherever is most convenient. To meet building regulations all it requires is a flue to the outside of the building.
Get it right
Installing a new boiler is not a cheap exercise, you need to get it right first time – so again we say get some FREE quotes and ask the experts. Also, ensure you get a good guarantee with the work and the boiler.