Boiler Replacement in Glasgow

If there is one very important and underappreciated item in your home, then most likely it will be your boiler. A boiler keeps your home warm and cozy, it provides the household with hot water to cook to wash the dishes and, more importantly, enjoy a relaxing shower at the end of the day. And usually we take all of this for granted!

When the whole heating system works flawlessly, then it’s a dream, but when it keeps on breaking and costing you, then it is a real pain in the….brain!

You read it right! Pain in the brain! Which means you will be looking for boiler installers in your area, and this is how (most likely) you have ended up on our boiler installation page. Without further adieu, lets explore the boiler replacement topic a bit more in-depth.

So what happens when you decide to get a new boiler? Well, most likely you will be shopping around because the cost of a modern and efficient boiler is not that low. Even the more basic models along with the boiler installation can cost from around £1000, and that is on a lower end of what is available on the market. It is a significant amount of money that we all could use to go on a holiday, but when a boiler keeps on breaking or is costing you more in bills than it should, then it is a no brainer where that money will have to be spent.

New boilers and the process of boiler installation is not an easy topic, and it would be difficult to answer all of our customers’ questions. So instead, we have touched on couple of important points that should be considered when looking out for a new boiler replacement. We hope that some of the following insights will be useful to you, especially if you are in a hunt for a new boiler and a boiler installation company in Glasgow.

Knowing the main types of boilers

Before the boiler experts undertake your new boiler installation, you will need to choose a new boiler.

Picking the right boiler for your home can become a hard task, as there are hundreds of brands and models available and you might not know exactly what you are looking for.

Boiler Repairs in Glasgow can provide you with some useful advice on this matter, as there are a number of things to consider.

So first, lets have a look at couple of types of boilers that we are able to install, which mainly depending on the type of property that you own.

Combi boilers

Combi boilers are small boilers that are able to provide central heating for your home while heating water. As they are connected to the water mains, there is no need for a water storage, making combi boilers the perfect solution for small homes.

They are also quicker to install than other boilers. (If you would like to read up indpeth on the Condensing Boilers, read our blog post here to see how Combi Boilers work).

System boilers

If you live in a home with high water needs, it is likely that you would benefit better of a system boiler.

Although they need some more space than a combi boiler (they store the hot water in a cilinder and you will also need a cold water storage), they also deliver a constant supply of hot water for the whole house, while combi boilers may not be able to deliver pressure and hot water in several taps at the same time.

Regular (Open Vent) boilers

Bigger houses with multiple bathrooms, where a lot of hot water might be used at the same time will definitely benefit of a regular boiler, also called Open Vent boiler.

They can provide a lot of hot water at once, but they need a  lot of space for storage. Usually their cilinder for hot water will be placed in an airing cupboard and the cold water tank will be placed in the loft.

What else should you consider when buying a new boiler?

Now that you have an idea about what type of boiler would suit your needs better, it’s time to pay attention to other factors that might influence your final choice.

We are talking about price, serviceability, warranty and efficiency.

New Boiler Installation Costs

‘How much does a new boiler cost?’ is a common question that we often hear from a lot of our customers.

And we do not blame them for asking it, because quite often we are talking about a considerable amount of money.

So what do we charge for a new boiler installation? Well…it depends on a range of factors:

  • What is the size of your property?
  • How much work is it involved to get the boiler full installed?
  • What type of brands are you interested in?
  • What options and settings do you want to have on your boiler?
  • How efficient do you want your boiler to be?

A new boiler installation can scare people out due to its cost, but being realistic, getting your inefficient, old boiler replaced could save you up to £300 a year JUST in gas bills. Sounds unrealistic?

Well, when divided into 12 months, then it paints a different picture! So when you are looking for a new boiler to get your old one replaced, efficiency is something that should be considered by anyone.

Do you know what boiler you would like to get?

Then get a quote today and learn more about the cost of a new boiler installation with the help of one of our boiler experts And if you have not decided yet, then keep on reading.

Consider Boiler Serviceability and Warranty

A boiler that is expensive does not necessarily mean that it will be performing way better than any other boiler below its price range.

When choosing a new boiler, try to find out how easily would it be to fix in case of a failure, what kind of functions it has, what are the advantages over cheaper boilers, and what are the intervals of each service.

Regular servicing is especially important to maintain the boiler’s warranty after the installation.

Do not skip the boiler servicing part, as it will not only give you a peace of mind that it is in good health, but it will prove the manufacturer that the boiler has been looked after in case of a failure, which will be in your favour if you will want to claim the full warranty.

New Boiler Efficiency

If you are going to replace your boiler, it needs to be for one that is going to do a better job than the old one. Boiler efficiency can be defined, in short, as the difference between the energy it uses and the energy it provides.

Most of new boilers are very efficient and will meet certain environmental standards and regulations, but if you are eco-conscious, or you have a big household, then boiler efficiency is one of the questions you should ask about your local boiler installation specialists.

Keep the old one or buy a new boiler?

Sometimes you might not be sure if you want to keep your old boiler for a bit longer or change it for a new one. Here are some ideas that may help you make a final decision about it.

  • Is it more expensive to repair the boiler than buying a new one? Consider there’s a point where your boiler will just keep breaking from time to time, which will make you incur in new calls to an emergency boiler repair. This could cost you more money long term than investing in a new boiler installation.
  • Does your boiler allow you to control your heating as you need it? i.e. using your thermostat or a mobile phone app?
  • Does your boiler have a continuous pilot light? This pilot might seem harmless, but it is a waste of gas.
  • Is your boiler on the floor instead of the wall? This means it is likely to be an old boiler and less energy-efficient.
  • Is it rated for the right energy efficiency?

These are only some of the questions that should help you when making a decision about your boiler replacement. However, if you are still unsure about it, Boiler Repairs in Glasgow is just one call away to answer all your doubts and questions about the topic.

Get in touch with us today and we will do our best to provide you with all the necessary details to make your decision on new boiler installation as easy as possible. Call us on 0141 363 0033