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Need a New Boiler? Things to Consider Before You Buy


Boilers can be a very costly investment, especially if you get one that’s wrong or less than efficient for your home. Just because your neighbour has a Combi boiler and swears it’s the best thing since sliced white bread, that doesn’t mean it’s the best case scenario for your home.

Understanding your boiler and the different types of boilers out there for you can greatly help to improve your total outgoing payments, so this winter, there’s more pennies in your pocket for the things you want to do.


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Age is Everything

When it comes to taking care of your boiler, the one aspect you should keep an eye on is the age of your boiler. Though it may still be pumping hot water around your house, that doesn’t mean that it’s helping your pockets.

Boilers which are 15 years old or older are at risk of swallowing your pennies. Compared to a new boiler, your OAP will be running at 60-70% efficiency, eating up 30-40p for every pound you pay out. That’s a huge sum during the winter months, especially with children and grandchildren to pay out for.

A new installation may seem drastic but, in the long run, you’ll be saving yourself those important pennies as well as reducing the risk of a breakdown. If you’re uncertain as to whether your boiler should be replaced or whether it’s on its last legs, don’t be afraid to call us and ask for a service.


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What Types of Boilers are There?

If you’re unsure as to what types of boiler to choose from it’s a good thing to understand that there are three main types of boiler;

  • System Boiler
  • Regular Boiler
  • Combi (combination) Boiler

and each works in a different way.

System and Regular Boilers both work by storing hot water in a tank for your home thought system boilers require less space than regular boilers and heat water directly from the mains, while the Combi boiler doesn’t require a tank. This makes them perfect for a smaller house with a single bathroom as they require less space for installation and work on “a pay as you use” system. Some Combi boilers have an inbuilt tank to help supply hot water to a two bathroom house, though any larger and the Combi won’t have the power to supply your home with adequate heating.

No matter what type of boiler you decide to invest in, it’s always good to know that there’s somebody here to help if your boiler needs servicing or repairing. Here at Range Experts, we deliver quality repair, servicing and boiler installation in Devon so, if you ever need any help, contact us on 01392 427641 and we’ll help get you back up and running.

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