Top Tips For Buying A New Boiler

Top Tips For Buying A New Boiler - by Greener Homes - Buy Boiler Bristol

When it comes to having a new boiler installed there are many considerations that you need to take into account. Most of these will be answered by your registered heating engineer, however it is also good to have an understanding yourself. At Greener Homes we are registered and experienced heating engineers. In this article we have put together our top tips for buying a new boiler. 

What Do You Need To Consider?

When it comes to buying a new boiler there are multiple considerations that you need to take into account. This enables you to make an informed decision alongside the help of a registered heating professional. They include the following:-

Do Your Research 

Before buying a new boiler it is always advised to do your research. Now this does not mean you need to be an expert, however having an understanding of what you need to buy will also help. When it comes to research take a look at the manufacturers within the market. All will offer something similar, but there will be differences. 

As a company Greener Homes are an approved Worcester Bosch installer. This means we have been trained to the highest levels when it comes to installation, repairing and also maintaining these systems. As they are one of the most highly regarded in the industry, we are proud to partner with them.

Find The Right Boiler Type 

Before choosing a boiler you need to figure out the right type. Modern boilers regardless of the manufacturer are built to be efficient and also long lasting. This is due to a regulation that was passed a few years ago to ensure the length of lifespan a boiler has. There are three main types of boilers which you can choose from. These include the following:-

  • Combi 

The combi boiler is most modern and commonly used boilers which are great for those that have 1-2 bathrooms in their home. Water from the mains supply in this case is sent directly to the boiler and heated to cope with on demand as and when needed.

  • System 

A system boiler sits between a combi and regular boiler in how they operate. They work by taking water from the mains supply like a combi, but then instead store the hot water in a cylinder. This is great for those that do not need hot water on demand or have less occupants in their home.

  • Regular

A regular boiler or also known as a conventional boiler or heat only are the oldest type of heating system and are better suited to larger properties. As well as having a hot water cylinder the also will contain a feed and expansion tank.

Work Out Your Heating Demand 

Working out your heating demand will have a big effect on what boiler type you decided to have. Having a boiler that is not able to cope with your demands will ultimately be less efficient within your home. Working out your demand will be based on a number of factors including size of home, how many radiators and also how many occupants.

The Cost

When it comes to having a new boiler installed the cost is going to be a major consideration for many. As well as being one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. The cost of a new boiler can sometimes be a massive outlay but sometimes this will outweigh the cost of repairs. 

At Greener Homes we have identified this as a concern for most of our customers so we have put together a competitive finance package which can give access to new installations. By partnering with a personal finance company, we are able to offer a variety of finance options to ensure it can be cost effective for those needing work completed. 

To get the process started we need to complete a survey within your home to find out what you require. From here we are able to put you in touch with our finance provider to best assess what is going to be suitable. 


One of the main top tips for buying a new boiler is considering your budget. Your budget will dictate how much work you can have done, and also how much you can afford to spend. Being able to factor this is important to ensure that you have enough to finish the project. 

To Conclude

Our top tips for buying a new boiler covers most of the basic elements you need to consider. When having a new boiler installed your registered heating engineer after they have conducted a quote will be able to go into more depth about the options which you can utilise for your home. For more information on our services please do Contact Us.