Sitting down to plan out your winter budget? As the nights get darker, it’s likely your seasonal spending will take a turn as you focus on wrapping up and keeping warm. If you’re noticing gurgling or banging noises when you turn your boiler on, your heating system is over ten years old, or your water isn’t getting hot, it might be time to take the plunge with a brand new boiler.
Over ⅕ of British boilers broke down last winter, racking up serious repairs fees as well as leaving millions of people with chilly toes and cold showers. It’s no secret that keeping a warm home can come with a hefty dent in your savings, but it’s far better for your budget to have a boiler you know you can always rely on to keep running. We’ve rounded up the types of boilers available on the market for you to choose from when it comes to upgrading your home.
Choosing a boiler that works for you
Picking out your perfect boiler can feel like an overwhelming activity. Whether you need to upgrade to a bigger boiler from a combi model as your family grows or you don’t have the space to fit a condensing boiler into your flat, there are so many things to consider, without even thinking about the hole in your finances a new boiler can make.
Luckily, there is a range of boiler types on the market designed to suit the needs of each individual home come, as well as your budget. Exciting innovations in boiler technology mean you have plenty of options to choose from, making sure your next boiler will keep you toasty and warm for many more winters to come without breaking the budget.
System boilers are one of the more economical choices you can make for your family home. Quick to respond to your needs, system boilers work by taking cold water from the mains and heating it up within a hot water cylinder. A large amount of available hot water means you can use multiple taps and showers at once, without the worry of it turning cold on you.
Because they’re so quick to respond to your needs, system boilers have low running costs. To save the pennies further while you’re heating your home, you could look into insulating your hot water cylinder, making sure as little heat escapes as possible.
One of the most popular choices for family homes, combi boilers offer up an unlimited supply of hot water straight from the mains, making multiple morning showers no problem. Combi boilers are found so commonly in homes because of the ease with which they can be used. From installation to everyday use, combi boilers can be relied on to keep your heating and hot water running as and when you need it.
Combi boilers also provide both heating and hot water straight away, getting rid of the need for cumbersome water tanks and large containers. This makes this type of boiler the perfect choice for smaller family homes or flats that don’t have the space for an extra water container, but still need a lot of power.
If your boiler’s been installed for a while, the chances are that it’s a standard make, otherwise known as a conventional boiler. While this type of boiler tends to be a more traditional choice, standard boilers are a great option if you’re running a large family home, or have a higher number of bathrooms in your property.
It’s worth noting that conventional boilers need hot and cold water storage tanks to work properly, so take up more space than a combi or system boiler. This means that there might be better options open to you if your living arrangements are a little more compact.
If you’re thinking it’s time to make the switch to a more economically friendly boiler, or if your current boiler’s been installed for over ten years, BOXT is here to help. They don’t believe you should have to stretch your budget to keep your house warm, so they offer competitive pricing and monthly payment options. That way, you’ll never be out of pocket when you’re purchasing necessities, and you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of a top of the range heating system, too.