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New Boiler Installation in Sevenoaks

Your boiler is the beating heart of your home. It provides vital warmth to you and your family throughout the winter months. That is why it is important that you look after your boiler, like you would your car. You should try and keep it in top shape. So it can always provide you with heating and hot water. However, you should also think about getting a new boiler installation and replacing it every 10-15 years. In this article we discuss you having a new boiler installation in Sevenoaks and the best boiler for you.

When Should I Get a New Boiler?

Typically, many people will only think about getting a new boiler when their current one has broken down. During the winter months, it can be hard to find an engineer to fit your boiler. As it is the busiest time of year for new boiler installations and boiler breakdowns. The cold weather puts a strain on many people’s boilers and leaves them without heating and hot water.

You may end up waiting a few weeks for your new boiler. Or to even get a repair for your current one (if you don’t have warranty) due to the increased demand. Meaning that you could be left without heating and hot water for a considerable amount of time. 

We don’t want this to happen to anyone. That is why we suggest the following:

– Get your boiler serviced yearly. This will pick up any issues with the boiler and get them resolved before it breaks down.

– Have your boiler replaced every 10-15 years. Even if it is working fine. The boiler will start deteriorating shortly after. Then you will be left without any heating or hot water.

– Make sure your current and new boiler has a manufacturer’s warranty. This will mean that if your boiler breaks down or there is a problem, the maker of the boiler will be able to fix it for you.

Pick the Brand of Boiler 

There are many different brands of boilers on the market. Some have been around for many years, whereas others are considered new and more modern. We have picked out the top 3 brands that FixLink installs. Each brand of boiler has its benefits. 

Some even come with manufacturers warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty will cover anything that goes wrong with your new boiler within a certain time frame. Most warranties will be from 5-10 years.

Worcester Bosch

The company Worcester Bosch was founded in 1962. They are one of the best boiler brands out there. And this is reflected by them being awarded Which? Best Buys on multiple occasions. Worcester Bosch boilers provide homes all over the UK with effective and efficient heating. Even through the winter. 

Their warranty ranges from 5-10 years depending on the type of boiler you have installed.

Vaillant 

The company Vaillant was founded in 1874. They have been in the heating industry for over 140 years. During this time they have been awarded with the Superbrand status. As well as pioneering the most common boiler type: the combi boiler.

Their warranty ranges from 5-10 years depending on the type of boiler you have installed.

Ideal

The company Ideal was founded in 1906. They have been making reliable boilers for over 100 years. And during this time they have been awarded with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: for their high levels of excellence and industry-leading technology.

Their warranty ranges from 2-12 years depending on the type of boiler you have installed.

Pick the Type of Boiler 

Alongside picking the brand of boiler. You need to pick the type of boiler you are going to have in your home. Many modern homes will have combination boilers (combi boilers). 

The 3 types of boilers are:

Combination Boilers (Combi Boilers)

The combination boiler is fitted directly to the heating and hot/cold water pipework. This means that they require less space than the other types of boilers. And are very energy-efficient. This makes them a popular upgrade choice from your current boiler.

System Boilers

The system boiler has a hot water cylinder. However, they are efficient boilers and are more compact than the conventional boiler. They are suited for bigger homes. Especially ones that have many bathrooms and need a large amount of hot water.

Conventional Boilers

The conventional boiler has a water storage tank. As well as a hot water cylinder. The stored water is heated up to warm the house through the radiators. And gives hot water to all of the taps. This type of boiler requires a large amount of space.

Use a Gas Safe Engineer 

When selecting a company to install your new boiler, you should ensure they have the correct credentials. In the UK, all engineers have to be Gas Safe Registered. This means that they are qualified to do the job.

Make sure when you are choosing your engineer or company that you look into certain things, such as:

– Previous reviews from customers

– What they are accredited by/for

– How long they have been in the industry

– How much experience they have

By looking at these things, you will be able to select the right engineer for the job. We want you to have the best experience with your boiler installation. That is why at FixLink we pride ourselves on ensuring that we carry out quality workmanship on your installation. Mark is also Gas Safe Registered.

Can I get Government Funding for my New Boiler Installation in Sevenoaks?

We understand that getting a new boiler installation is a costly expense. Some people are entitled to funding from the government for their new boiler. The Government has been encouraging people to live a more sustainable life. By funding more modern boilers, it can help to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. If you choose to have a boiler that is eligible for the Government funding, then the cost of your installation will be cut down massively.

To find out if you are eligible for the funding, find out here. Some families, depending on the annual income, can also apply for free boiler replacements.

To Conclude: New Boiler Installation in Sevenoaks

Getting a new boiler installation can be a tricky process. There are many decisions to make when getting a new boiler. Including, the type of boiler to choose and who to get it installed by. Each decision is vital to you having a warm home this winter.

At FixLink, we have many years of experience in providing the best boiler installation to our customers. We want to make sure you are happy and warm this winter. As well as having hot water too. If you are having issues with your boiler or are thinking about replacing it, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Mark is a Gas Safe Registered engineer and is ready to install your new boiler this winter!