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How Efficient Heating Systems Save You Money and Help the Planet

Heating systems are absolutely necessary. In modern life, there’s simply no way to get around needing one. In the dead of the winter you need heat and warmth, and all year round you need regular showers and baths.

Knowing Your Local Plumbing Supplies Company Is Important

Everyone should know their local plumbing supplies company. That might seem like a weird statement, however, hear me out! Plumbing, and plumbing supplies, are an essential part of keeping a home running smoothly and efficiently, especially in winter.

Why Winter Puts the Greatest Strain on Your Heating Systems

Winter can be fun. Snow, Christmas, New Year, and all that jazz. Lots of spending time with family, drinking and having a good time. However, the weather can put a heavy strain on your heating systems, for a variety of reasons, and it’s the worst possible time for heating systems to go down.

New Year, New Boiler?

2016 has been an interesting year, that’s for sure. Full of political turmoil and change, and social changes and developments. However 2016 has treated you, you still need warmth and hot water!

Boiler Checks and Why They Are So Important

Knowing the health and overall functionality of your boiler can be hugely useful and important. No one likes the idea of being stuck in the dead of winter with no heating or hot water, which, beyond being uncomfortable and unpleasant, can even be deadly for the frail, elderly or very young.

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Things to Consider When Buying a New Boiler


As we’re looking forward into the autumn and winter months ahead, it’s time to start thinking about sorting out a new boiler.

Posted on:Aug 21, 2016
Category:In House 
Posted by:isdigital

It might seem a little too soon, but late summer is absolutely the ideal time to get a new boiler installed and running, leaving you set up and full prepared for the cold months ahead. Not only this, but you don’t notice the lack of a functioning boiler while the new one is being fitted like you would in autumn or winter, and the tradesmen and plumbers who fit them aren’t rushed off their feet, so you’ll be able to get a better deal. However, there are a number of things to bear in mind when selecting and buying your new boiler. Should you buy local? What kind of boiler should you get? Should you fit it or get someone in? There are a lot of things to be considered. Don’t feel intimidated though.

With the internet at your fingertips, and our handy guide, we’ll make choosing and buying your new boiler an absolute doddle. Here are some of the key things to consider when buying a new boiler.

Buy Local

It’s absolutely crucial to buy local, as opposed to mail ordering, or online, because you should physically see the boiler you’re buying, and any reputable supplier will have a number of specialists and experts there to help customers choose the ideal boiler, and make the best decision possible. On top of this, should anything go wrong you’ll have a much easier job getting a refund or an exchange out of a physical shop rather than from a distant, faceless online store. Obviously you’re also supporting your local high street and community, so that’s great. You need expert advice to be sure you’re buying the exact right boiler for your needs, especially considering what a costly investment this going to be.

Know What You Need

Getting an exact description of how you’ll be using the new boiler, and to what extent, and the size of the house being heated, and how many people will be using it as well as how often, etc. All this information allows you to find out what precise type and make of boiler is right for you. This simplifies buying the boiler massively, because from there it’s simply a case of going to your supplier and picking the most reliable, top boiler they have available, within your budget.

What Kind of Budget?

When it comes to deciding on your boiler budget, you’ve got to remember what depends on your boiler, and how much your peace of mind is worth. With increasingly cold winters in the UK, a functioning boiler is very far from a luxury. It can be dangerous to go a few nights without heating, especially if you’re older or have young children. Best to fit and test a new, proven machine in tepid summer months, and not need it till mid-winter than to discover you’re going to be going for a few days without heating at minus two. Reliability is the name of the game here, and you need to factor that into your budget; the more you spend, the more reliable and hardy your boiler is going to be.

Compare Local Supplier Prices and Guarantees

When you’ve found your supplier, be sure to check their prices up against other local boiler suppliers, and even online vendors. Knowing you’re getting the best price possible is important, and knowing that the same model of boiler is cheaper elsewhere is a great bargaining tool that can often mean you can haggle your original supplier down. As well as overall price, you need to compare the guarantees that different suppliers offer, as well as delivery cost.

When it comes to buying your new boiler don’t scrimp on the important stuff. Compare to get the best deal, but don’t go with an inferior quality machine to save a few pennies now, because that could well leave you up the creek in minus three at an inopportune moment. Don’t attempt to fit the boiler yourself either, get a qualified, registered tradesman out. Gas leaks can be dangerous, damaging and expensive, so save yourself the hassle. Enjoy your new boiler, and the resumption of an equitable temperature.

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