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Choosing The Right Boiler For Your Home

When you are looking for a new boiler or a boiler replacement for your home, it is important that you make the right choice – after all, it is an extremely important appliance. It keeps you warm and provides you with hot water, the main elements for a happy and healthy home! With so many choices, how do you know which option is right for you and your home?

These are some considerations when choosing a boiler replacement in Edinburgh or surrounding areas, or a new boiler.

Types of boilers
There are three main types of boilers, assuming you have a gas heating system. These are a combi boiler, regular boiler and system boiler. The most common is the combi boiler, and this is also the most efficient as it provides heat for both water and radiators.

When you turn the tap on, the water is heated from the mains. There is no external cylinder or storage tank required, so it is ideal if you want a more compact boiler. Another option is a regular boiler, which requires both a cold-water storage tank for the hot water cylinder, as well as another tank to ensure the water level is maintained. This is usually only an option if you have a loft. The system boiler is somewhere in the middle. It does not require a tank, but an external cylinder will be needed. Generally, if you have a small home, you want to opt for the combi-boiler. Less commonly, if you don’t have a gas heating system, your only option is an electric boiler. The plus side is that they are not as noisy as gas boilers, but they are also less efficient.

Energy Efficiency
We all have a responsibility to be more aware of our CO2 emissions, and to play our part in reducing these within our own home. If you are concerned about reducing your carbon footprint, your boiler choice can help you achieve this. If you replace a regular boiler with a more modern combi boiler, you can improve energy efficiency in your home. Not only this, but you can also reduce your energy bills with an energy efficient boiler replacement.

Boiler Size
Making sure the new boiler in Dalkeith or surrounding areas, fits the space in your home may seem like an obvious consideration, but it’s often one which customer forget about when choosing a boiler. If you are buying a regular boiler, do you have ample loft space for the tank? It is important to consider whether the boiler is fit for purpose. Your main considerations are the size of the space, how many people are in the property and the number of bathrooms you have.

Style of Controls
The style of the boiler controls may be another consideration. These days we have the luxury of boiler controls which can allow us to control the temperature in different rooms and, in some cases, controlling the energy usage from our smartphones. It is a good idea to consider the controls you want, as this can help improve energy efficiency too. For example, being able to control different rooms in your home will ensure you are not heating rooms which are not being used.

Budget
Another consideration is the cost of the boiler, and whether it will meet with your budget. It is a good idea to read reviews and seek advice on getting the right boiler that matches your budget. There is also the installation cost to consider. It will generally be more expensive to replace an old boiler with a new combi boiler, than a boiler replacement of a combi with another combi. Work out exactly what you want to spend on your boiler, including installation fees. You can speak to us and we will give make recommendations based on your home and your needs, or why not get a quote on the services we offer for boiler installation in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.