A Guide To Buying Gas Boilers

Are you planning to purchase a new gas boiler but you don’t know which boiler is best in 2020? We got you covered. In this article, we will guide you on the process of choosing the best gas boiler for you. At the end of this article, you will be more informed about which boiler to buy. Without further ado, let’s start:

Have an understanding of your heating consumption 

How big your house is plays a great role in determining which gas boiler do you need. Also, the number of family members living in your house is another contributing factor. Figuring out which kind of gas boiler you need is not just a matter of choosing the biggest one with the best features, rather it is dependent on the needs of the people living in your house. An appropriate output that satisfies your warm water and heating requirements is important.

If you purchase a gas boiler that doesn’t satisfy your output rating, heating, and hot water availability will be insufficient. Meanwhile, an output rating that is higher than what you need will cause your electricity bill to go up unnecessarily.

Boiler types and rating for your house type

Small house, bungalow, flat house

If your house only has a single or two bedrooms at most, and only 1 bathroom, we recommend you to get a combination boiler that has an output rated at 24 to 27 kW.

Medium house, large bungalow, semi-detached house

If your house is medium size, with three to four bedrooms and up to three bathrooms, we recommend you to get a system boiler rated at 28 to 34 kW.

  • Large house, detached house

Lastly, if your house has rooms higher than four, and has three or more bathrooms, you should get a 35 to 42 kW boiler. You can choose from either a system boiler or a regular boiler.

Be aware of where you want the boiler to be placed 

A spot for your brand new boiler is a vital aspect to take into account. The majority of boilers these days are created to be small and lighter in weight, making it possible for the boilers to be easily mounted to walls. Meanwhile, free standing gas boilers are usually less wide, which enables them to be installed among your kitchen equipment.

The majority of boilers are set up in a kitchen area or utility space, however, you are not limited to these installation locations. As long as the waste gas in your gas boiler is properly taken care of, and the boiler unit is not an obstruction in small areas, you can install it anywhere.

Cost of buying boilers

For many people, their money is a big factor on determining which boiler type to buy. For this reason, it’s essential that you know your budget, and comply with it. Boiler prices are dependent on its brand, the kind of boiler, (combi, system or regular,) and the output rating, which determines the power consumption of the unit. It is possible to take up financing for your boiler purchase, however, you should be careful of falling into traps that will make you spend more money on a more expensive boiler that is more than what you need.

Check the after service of the manufacturer

Another important factor is the warranty of boiler units. Every new boiler should come with a warranty, with the covered years varying depending on the manufacturer and the boiler type. Having a consumer friendly warranty and aftersales service will save you a lot of headaches once you are using the boiler.

Eric Desiree is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He started his career as a Public Relations Officer in a law firm in Los Angeles California. Currently, he is the managing editor of ANCPR.