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This One is Just Perfect- How to Choose the Right Boiler for You

As a top provider in boiler repairs in Devon, we know that choosing a boiler that’s perfect for you can be a difficult one, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Most people just want a boiler that heats their water and provides them with warmth, especially with the colder days to come. Because of this, we thought we would make the choosing process a heck of a lot easier by sharing some tips on how to choose a boiler that’s right for you. 

Spare no expense.

Now we’re not saying that you need to buy the gold encrusted, double boiler with 4G hook-ups (if that exists), but we are saying that getting a bargain on a boiler isn’t necessarily a good thing. Most of the boilers that you find for a cheaper price will be outdated models from 15 years ago. While these are incredibly cheap, they’re only about 50-60% efficient, and the standing pilot light that features on many of these older models will set you back about £50-£60 a year to keep a light.


Size matters.

The size of your home, especially the number of bathrooms you have, combined with the amount of heating and hot water your house normally goes through, will largely determine your choice of boiler. When it comes to choosing a boiler, there are three types: system, combination (or combi), and regular. Regular boilers have a cylinder for the hot water storage and an expansion tank too. System boilers used stored water so that they can feed several hot-water outlets at once.

Regular boilers.

These boilers require more space than any other type of boiler, as they often require the installation of an expansion tank in the loft. They are suitable for homes that have two or more bathrooms, and where the use of hot-water is high but water pressure is low.

System boilers.

These boilers have most of the major components of the heating and hot water system built in, making them less space consuming while being more efficient. They are connected to either a mains-pressure hot water storage cylinder or a more traditional low-pressure, tank-fed cylinder.

Combi boilers.

The most popular choice, but not ideal if you have a larger home. With combi boilers, you need only find room for the boiler itself- there’s no tanks, no cylinders, although some might have a built in tank, which give higher flow rates if needed in bigger homes. They heat water on demand, so you only pay for what you use.

We hope that this has been helpful and informative when it comes to choosing the boiler that’s right for you.

Ideal boiler in kitchen cupboard

Of course, if you’ve chosen a boiler and you need help either repairing or installing it, we’re here to help! Contact the team here, or give us a call on 01392 427641 and one of our experienced team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

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