New Boiler Guide

Getting a new boiler might be a tedious task. But don’t worry. Let’s Heat can help make this an easy process. We have prepared a complete New Boiler Guide to help you get the right boiler for your home.

A boiler is one of the most important things in any modern home. It supplies your outlets and your heating system with hot water.

We know how tiring it is to go shopping for a new boiler. The process can be complicated and expensive. However, with Let’s Heat, you can just check and know everything there is to know online.

We will try to sum up the most important factors you need to know in order to buy what you exactly need.

New Boiler Guide, The cost for a new boiler replacement

The first thing you might think of when buying a new boiler is the possible cost. Boilers can be expensive but getting a good boiler is a good investment.

You will of course want your boiler to be efficient and to last for years to come.

The price for a new Boiler replacement can vary, depending on many crucial elements:

Without a doubt, replacing your current combi boiler with another is cheaper than converting your system boiler to a combi boiler. Read our New Boiler Guide.

Converting your boiler requires more time, more labour and more materials. Not to mention how complex the whole process is.

Which model you pick also plays a huge role in determining the cost for a new boiler. Here at Let’s Heat, we offer some of the best brands in the boiler industry such as Alpha, Worcester Bosch and Viessmann.

With Let’s Heat, you can choose from the multiple ways of payment we offer to our customers. You can pay in cash or get a boiler finance plan that will enable you to pay monthly for your new boiler.

Some important factors to consider for a boiler replacement:

As has been noted, a new Boiler replacement might not be that cheap. So it’s important to consider some key factors before making your final decision.

The size of boiler you need (kW output)

To clarify, the higher the output of your boiler, the more powerful it will be. Nonetheless, it’s never a great idea to get the boiler with the highest output rating. A too high output rating would increase your energy bills. And a too low output rating will not meet your demand. Read our New Boiler Guide.

Through counting the number of bathrooms and radiators in your home, you can find the most appropriate output rating for you. This information can also help you have an idea of the level of demand for domestic hot water and central heating.

With this purpose in mind, we advise you to get a quote from a Gas Safe registered engineer. If you have a brand in mind, then you should check their website and guidelines. A lot of manufacturers, nowadays, offer advice on their websites.

Here is a table to guide you through what you need to know:

No. of bedrooms1 bath & shower2 baths & showers
2-bedroom house26kW29kW
3 -bedroom house29kW35kW
4-bedroom house29kW35kW
5-bedroom house35kW35kW

To point out, small homes with one bathroom and little or no space for a cylinder should consider getting a combi boiler.

Location of the new boiler

It will cost you less if you install your new boiler in the same location as the old one. Moreover, it will make the job more straightforward.

On the other hand, you can move your new boiler to a different location if you want to. But it goes without saying that you will have to pay more. 

The process of moving your boiler requires more work and materials. You will need a new flue installed and new pipework re-routing through your home. This process can be very messy though. 

Energy efficiency 

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, save some money and keep your house warm and fuzzy, then it’s important to get an energy-efficient boiler. 

At Let’s Heat, we offer modern A-rated boilers that can be bought with a smart thermostat in order to reduce energy wastage.

You can save about £340 and 1,500kg of carbon dioxide a year if you replace your old boiler with an A-rated boiler and set of heating controls according to the Energy Saving Trust.

Installation Time 

Some replacement boiler installations take longer than others. Some are just more complicated than others.

For instance, replacing your combi boiler with another combi boiler might take around 1 day. 

Oh, the other hand, converting, for example, a combi boiler to a system boiler is probably going to take 2 days. Read our New Boiler Guide.

When should you replace your boiler?

Generally speaking, boilers are estimated to last around a decade (10 years). So if your boiler is that old, it’s a good sign that it’s time to replace it. Read our New Boiler Guide.

Additionally, there are other reasons as to why you should get a new boiler. These might be:

1. Your boiler is old and inefficient 

Boilers that are more than 10 years old are G-rated. They have an efficiency rating of around 70%. As a result, for every £1 you spend, 30p is wholly wasted. Modern boilers, on the other hand, are 90% efficient. 

2. Your boiler is too expensive to repair

In some cases, broken boilers are very costly to repair. Especially if you need to replace or repair parts like the PCB or the heat exchanger. In short, it might be more cost-effective for you to get a new boiler instead.

3. Moving your boiler 

If you want to change the location of your boiler, then it makes sense to get a new boiler installed with a brand new warranty.

4. Your boiler can’t meet hot water demands

It might be time to replace your boiler with a new model that has a higher power output if your current boiler is unable to meet your hot water demands. 

What are the types of gas boiler replacement?

If you’re getting a new boiler, then you should know that there are three major types:

Combi boilers

Regular (heat only) boilers

System boilers

What is meant by a Condensing Boiler?

The terms condensing and non-condensing can be confusing to people shopping for a new boiler. Read our New Boiler Guide.

Presently, it is stated by law that new boilers must use condensing technology. In short, you don’t have to worry about getting a condensing boiler.

Condensing is not a type of boiler, but rather technical feature. In a Condensing boiler, you get a much bigger heat exchanger. They also produce additional heat from the fuel. The same fuel that would have been wasted in a non- Condensing boiler. As a result, they are more efficient.

non-condensing boilers are less efficient by 50% since a lot of heat was lost in the combustion exhaust gases. On the other hand, new boilers would capture this heat and use it to heat water.

condensing boilers are energy efficient by 90%. They use excess energy to heat your property. Not to mention, they are environmentally friendly and reduce your heating bill.

Identifying the problem!

If you are having issues with your current boiler, then you can have it fixed or replaced. We can help you diagnose the problem and determine whether you actually require a new boiler or not.  We have excellent staff here at Let’s Heat. Our engineers can help you with what you need and are available regardless of the time and day.

Energy regulations

Over the last few years, the UK has passed some guidelines for boiler installation and energy efficiency:

Which boiler brand to choose from?

We offer a variety of different boilers from different brands. You can take a look at some of the types we offer down below:

Viessmann Boilers 

Viessmann boilers have won plenty of awards. They have a reputation for being technically superb. 

With its superb German engineering and simple, crisp designs, it has a 5-star reputation. Needless to say that it dominates the European boiler market.

Worcester Bosch Boilers

When it comes to boilers, then rest assured that Worcester Bosch is a household name. It is an award-winning boiler.

It is the best boiler brand in the UK thanks to their excellent guarantee offer, customer service, and easily sourced parts.

Alpha Boilers

Over the last few years, Alpha has increased its share of the market due to it being a budget option for many customers.

It is a fantastic option for people who are looking for a reliable yet affordable boiler.

Can I get the next-day boiler installation?

Yes, you can if you order your boiler before 12 pm during the colder months, and 2 pm in the warmer months.

This is next-day boiler fitting nationwide in England, Wales and Scotland. So you do not have to be without heating for long, even in the depths of winter.

Not many boiler companies can fit a boiler at such short notice nationwide. If you need a boiler, get a quote from us as soon as possible.

Finance option 

If you find yourself unable to buy a new boiler outright, then you should consider a boiler finance plan.

If you are eligible to use boiler financing, then you will be able to pay monthly for your boiler over the course of 2, 4, 6 or 10 years.

To sum up: