Getting a new boiler can be an exciting prospect when you consider the money and space that you will save among other things, but you need to make sure that you get the right boiler replacement. Here are some boiler replacement tips to think about before you call the local plumber:
Tips On Replacing Your Boiler
1. What Fuel Type Do You Use?
If your home runs on main gas, then a gas boiler is your most efficient and most affordable boiler option. If not, then a new gas connection may be preferable and your local authority can help with the cost of this in some circumstances.
2. What Boiler Type Do You Have?
If you have a hot water tank using a regular boiler, then there is no reason that you can’t have the same as a replacement. The regular boiler is more efficient upon start up as the tank that holds water, but the tank does lose heat over time. A combi boiler will be a little less efficient to start up, but will overall cost less money to run and use less energy.
3. What is Your Water Usage?
If you have a large family, then the likelihood is that you will use far more water than a small family or couple living on their own. If you do have high water usage, then a regular boiler will most likely be your cheaper option to have installed.
4. What Space Do You Have?
If you are limited on the amount of space that you have in your home, then a combi boiler that doesn’t require a hot water tank will use a minimal area and suit your home best.
Your professional plumber will further advise you when you have narrowed down the options, but answering these points first will save a lot of time in the process.
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