Things to Consider Before Installing a New Boiler

A new boiler is a huge commitment and will play a big role in your home for the next decade. Buying the wrong boiler can cause all kinds of issues for your home’s day to day life, so it is important you know what you need. This blog post will help you to navigate the many types of boilers available to you.

What type of boiler do you need?


Conventional boiler

Conventional boilers require the most space out of the three since they use 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, as the installation will be easier and less disruptive. 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, as it can’t keep up with the high water pressure. Conventional boilers are also great for homes with a high demand for hot water. 

System boiler

System boilers require a storage cylinder and are good for homes that already have one installed, making the boiler replacement faster and easier, as this is one component less to worry about. 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.

Combination boilers

Combi boilers are the most popular U.K. install, as they require only require a boiler and no other components, making them easy and quick to install. They are great for smaller homes as they do not require much space. They heat water directly from the mains, at mains pressure, when it is needed, making them very economical and good at saving energy. However, they will struggle to meet a high demand for hot water. Combi boiler are best suited to smaller homes with lower demand for hot water.

What size boiler do you need?

The biggest factor affecting the size of your boiler generally is which type you go for; as different types are different sizes. It could also be decided by looking at other factors, like insulation, house size and demand.

Where will your 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.

Need a new boiler in Bishops Stortford?

We offer our boiler installation across Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Epping, Stanstead, Great Dunmow, Hoddesdon and Ware. To get in touch, fill out our contact form, call us on 07920 875189 / 01279 316304 or email us at dave@dagas.co.uk. We hope to hear from you soon!