When it comes to choosing the right boiler for your home there are a number of important factors you need to consider such as the type and size of boiler which will suit your home and lifestyle. In this article, we offer our advice on choosing the right boiler for your home.
Choosing the Right Boiler for your Home
If it’s time to invest in a new boiler for your home, it’s important you’re choosing the right boiler for your home otherwise the boiler may not be able to meet your family’s demands for heating and hot water which can result in more expensive energy bills. Below we highlight the factors you need to consider when choosing the right boiler for your home.
Choosing the Right Type of Boiler for Your Home
Choosing the right type of boiler for your home depends on your current and future usage habits and the space available in your home. There are three most common types of boilers installed in UK homes these are combi boilers, regular boilers and system boilers. Below we explain the different types of boilers to help you with choosing the right type of boiler for your home.
Combi (combination) boilers are the most popular type of boiler installed in UK households because of their ingenious space-saving idea. What is a combi boiler? A combi boiler is a compact unit which provides both heating and hot water on demand without the need for a separate hot water tank because it is connected to the mains water supply. This type of boiler is ideal for smaller properties with limited space and hot water usage. However, a combi boiler isn’t suitable for larger homes with multiple bathrooms because there will be a decrease in water flow rate if more than one hot tap is running at the same time.
Regular boilers also known as conventional boilers are made up of several parts and components including a boiler, heating controls, a hot water cylinder, a cold-water storage cistern plus a feed and expansion cistern. This type of boiler is suitable for large homes with a substantial amount of space in both the loft and airing cupboard. An advantage of regular boilers is you are able to use multiple taps, shower and baths at the same time without experiencing any effect on water pressure or temperatures.
System boilers have a hot water storage cylinder so, they are able to feed several outlets at once at mains pressure. This type of boiler is ideal for bigger properties with higher demands for hot water.
Choosing the Right Size Boiler for your Home
Choosing the right size boiler for your home is extremely important to ensure you have a cosy home and enough hot water to meet your demands without any additional running costs. To ensure you choose the correct size boiler for your home you need to consider the size of your house and your usage habits. The size of a boiler is known as output it is measured in kW (kilowatts). Generally, the higher the number of kW then, the more powerful the boiler will be.
To help you answer the question, ‘what size boiler do I need?’ below we explain a general guide to give you an idea of the boiler output you may need.
Apartment/Small House – For apartments and small houses with 1-2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and approximately 10 radiators, it is recommended you may need a boiler with an output between 24-27kW.
Medium House – For medium houses with 3-4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms and approximately 15 radiators, it is recommended you may need a boiler with an output between 28kW-34Kw.
Large House – For large houses with 4 or more bedrooms, more than 2 bathrooms and approximately more than 20 radiators, it is recommended you may need a boiler with an output between 35-42kW.
Please note, the above is a general guide to give you an idea of the boiler output you may need based on your home’s specifications. Before buying a new or replacement boiler, we recommend speaking to one of our specialist heating advisers for advice on choosing the right size boiler for your home.
New and Replacement Boiler Installation
If you’re fed up of spending a small fortune on expensive repair bills for your problematic boiler then, it may be time to invest in a new energy efficient boiler for your home. Fixx offer unbeatable new boiler deals all year round. Whether you require a new boiler installation or replacement boiler installation, we will offer you the best package on the market at an unbeatable price.
Here at Fixx, we make getting a new or replacement boiler installation for your home easy and hassle-free. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions about your home by filling in our new boiler quote form or you can speak to one of our friendly heating advisers on 0330 3530 365. When we have all the details we need from you, we will then issue you with a free no obligation boiler quote. If you are happy to go ahead with the quote, we will arrange a suitable date and time to install your new boiler. We can even install your new boiler within just 24 hours of your enquiry. Our heating experts are always available to offer you advice and support to ensure you are choosing the right boiler for your home.
All of our engineers are on the Gas Safe Register so, you can have peace of mind your new boiler installation will be completed safely and efficiently to the highest standard.
Fixx are an Ideal Approved Installer. If you have a new Ideal Logic Boiler installed by us you will benefit from 10 years parts and labour warranty. One of our engineers will install your new boiler, dispose of your old one and register your warranty. After the boiler has been installed one of our friendly heating advisers will call you to ensure you are satisfied with the work completed.
To request a free new boiler quote please call us on 0330 3530 365 or simply fill in our boiler quote form.