Things to Consider Before Installing a New Boiler

Buying a new boiler is a serious investment and there are many different types available to you. Because of this, it is important that you make the right choice when it comes to which boiler is best suited to your home.
We have written this blog post to help you come to a more educated decision about your new boiler...

Which type of boiler is best for me?

It is likely your new boiler will be one of the following three types, as these are the most common boilers installed in the UK. Each type is suited for a different type of home and comes with its own pros and cons...

Conventional boiler

Conventional boilers require the most space out of the three as they operate with a water cylinder and two water tanks. The majority of older houses will have had a conventional boiler and may still have water tanks in the loft, so this would be a good one to choose, if this applies to you. As well as this, older homes tend to have an old radiator system that will have to be completely replaced if you install a combi/system boiler.
Conventional boilers are also great for homes with a high demand for hot water and are suited for homes with larger families or two + bathrooms.

System boiler

System boilers only require a storage cylinder and are ideal for homes that already have one of these installed, making the boiler replacement cheaper and easier. They are also good for homes that do not have space for water tanks in the loft.
Like conventional boilers, they are good at meeting a high demand for water and are suited to homes with several bathrooms or larger families.

Combination boiler

Combi boilers are becoming the most popular UK install, as they require the least amount of components- making them cheap and quick to install. They are great for smaller homes as they do not require any tanks or cylinders- only a boiler.
They heat water directly from the mains as and when it is needed. This makes them very economical and good at saving energy, however they are not good at meeting a high demand. Combi boiler are best suited to smaller homes with lower demand for hot water.

What size will my boiler be?

The size of your boiler is typically decided by which type you go for; as different types are different sizes. It could also be decided by looking at other factors, like insulation and airtightness.

Where will my boiler go?

A lot of boilers are now placed in the kitchen, as they can be wall mounted and hidden away in a cupboard. This is an ideal way to keep them out of sight and out of mind. 
You should also consider where the tanks and water cylinder will go (if your boiler requires them) and check you do have the required amount of space.

Need a new boiler in Wigan?

It is important to us that you choose the right boiler for you home, which is why our expert gas engineers are happy to help you come to a decision. We offer new boiler installations in Wigan, Golborne, Hindley, Leigh, St Helens and all of the surrounding areas.
To arrange a quote or for more information, email us at, fill out our handy contact form or give us a call on 07877 612 852. We’d love to hear from you soon!