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Considerations to Make Before Installing a New Boiler

If you’ve decided to install a brand new boiler in your home, there are a number of different considerations to keep in mind before you press ahead with the project.


It’s important that you give each of these considerations the necessary attention too, particularly given the cost of buying a new boiler and having this installed.


We’ve broken down three of the most important considerations below, whilst asking why they’re so crucial.


What Type of Boiler and Heating System do you Need?


This is a crucial but often overlooked factor, as you can’t make an informed decision without first understanding the demands that are going to be placed on a new boiler.


Whilst most suburban homes now feature compact and self-contained combi-boilers, for example, conventional heating systems also require an additional hot water tank or cylinder. Although this will take up additional space in your property, it also provides an additional source of hot water and is ideal in busy homes with a high level of demand.


So, consider the size of your home and the number of residents before finalising your choice of boiler, as this can help you to achieve genuine value for your hard-earned cash!


Choose a Reliable Boiler from a Trusted Brand


You’ll certainly be spoiled for choice when choosing a new boiler, but we’d definitely recommend investing in an A-rated unit from a premium brand wherever possible.


Of course, this may require a larger initial outlay, but these units often come with greater longevity and extended warranties which can reduce the long-term cost of maintenance. 


Similarly, A-rated units can be as much as 35% more efficient than older, non-condensing models, creating a scenario where you can slash your monthly energy bills and recoup your investment over time.


Work With a Gas Safe-registered Engineer


Last but not least, it’s crucial that you hire a Gas Safe-registered engineer to install your new boiler.


The Gas Safe Register replaced the eCORGI guidelines in 2009, with this list setting out clear guidelines for tradespeople and featuring all engineers who are considered to be fully-trained and trustworthy.


By selecting an engineer with this accreditation, you’re guaranteeing the integrity of your installation whilst ensuring that you’re protected in the event of anything going wrong.


Why Choose Complheat to Manage Your Installation?


If you live in Birmingham, Bromsgrove or the surrounding areas, you can call on the team at Complheat to manage the installation of your new boiler.


After all, we’re a family-run venture with more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing and heating industry, whilst we’re also Gas Safe-registered and fully capable of working to a high standard in your home.


To learn more about us and how we can help you, why not give us a call today on 0121 475 8586? Or, you can send us an email to and we’ll respond to your query as soon as we can!