Buying a new boiler is a decision that is sometimes made in a hurry as your old boiler has broken down more than likely when it is freezing cold outside.

Buying a new boiler and getting it installed can be a bit of a minefield of big decisions. Choose an unreliable brand of boiler or one that isn’t suitable for your type of property or make the wrong decision about part of the installation, and it’s a mistake you and your bank balance can come to regret.

Heating Engineers

When you talk to the heating engineer about your needs, a good installer will be able to give you a full understanding of the benefits and the options available to you. Extras such as a system flush and a system sludge filter are likely to be good for the ongoing health of your boiler and prolong its lifespan. The cost, which will vary by property, will need to be weighed up against the benefit, so make sure you do your research. Searching for a qualified gas boiler installer needs careful research.

Boiler Installer – Installation Companies

Choosing the right company to install your boiler is probably the biggest part of any decision. A credible installer will advise you on the correct type of boiler and kilowatt output for your home. We advise you to get at least 3 quotes and take advice from different companies before making your decision. Also ensure that your heating engineer is fully accredited to do the job legally and professionally. You can validate their competencies by checking the appropriate register or accreditation companies.

There is no doubt that most engineers are busy and it may take them time to respond or return your call, so do not be put off. Making a date and being available to evaluate the job is ideal rather than taking a quote over the phone but a lot of good one man bands are experienced enough to provide an estimate over the phone for replacing a new boiler and boiler installations.

Plumbing Firms – Call-out Charges

There are a lot of bigger plumbing firms with call out charges and maybe security of a follow up if there is any issues, but sole traders are driven to do a good job and are keen to get good reviews. Ilex will provide ongoing support and servicing with piece of mind of up to a 12 year guarantee from Worcester Bosch.

Online Reviews – Boiler Installer & Plumbing

There are also a number of platforms where you can see online reviews of companies you are considering. This is a good way of eliminating a rogue trader or unreliable boiler engineer or fitter.