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boiler buying guide

Looking to buy a new boiler but not sure where to start? the Pace Heating & Plumbing domestic boiler buying guide will get you started selecting the right boiler for you and your home and family

boiler buying guide

domestic services

boiler buying guide

Looking to buy a new boiler but not sure where to start? the Pace Heating & Plumbing domestic boiler buying guide will get you started selecting the right boiler for you and your home and family

How much does a new boiler cost?

 “How much is a new boiler to install?” This is likely to be one of the first questions on your mind if you’re considering getting a boiler installed into your home. New boiler prices can indeed be pretty costly, but the right boiler could deliver effective and efficient heating and hot water to your home and ultimately make your household a more comfortable place to live – an investment we believe to be well worth making.

Call 0207-183-2727 to speak to a home advisor who help you through the boiler buying guide to find out how much a new boiler installation could cost. We aim to take into consideration factors such as your budget, home size and central heating requirements to provide you with a realistic estimate of installation costs.

ENERGY TIPS

A boiler that has been professionally sized by a Gas Safe Registered engineer will run more efficiently than an incorrectly sized one

ENERGY TIPS

A boiler that has been professionally sized by a Gas Safe Registered engineer will run more efficiently than an incorrectly sized one

Things to consider when buying a boiler

As a boiler installation is generally an important and expensive affair, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration before taking the plunge. These include:

The size of the boiler – This is one of the main factors to take into consideration when purchasing a new boiler system. The boiler kW output dictates a boiler’s ability to cope with your household’s heating and hot-water needs. The required output tends to be reliant on the number of bathrooms and radiators that are present within your home, so if your household tends to have high central heating demands, you may need a boiler with a higher kW output.

Boiler Size House size
24-27kW
1-2 bedroom, 10 radiators, 1 bathroom
28-34kW
3-4 bedroom, 15 radiators, 1-2 bathroom
35-42kW
4+ bedroom, 20 radiators, 2+ bathroom

What's the right boiler for me?

Combi boilers. System boilers. Conventional boilers. With so many types of boiler, finding the right one for you can feel like a daunting task. But it needn’t. For starters, here’s the difference between the three main domestic boiler types:

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Combination boilers

Combination boilers or “combi” boilers are one of the most popular choices of home boiler systems within the UK. True to their name sake, these heating systems combine efficient hotwater delivery with powerful central heating in one to provide households with on demand hot water and heat.

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System boilers

System boilers (also known as sealed-system boilers) are generally suitable for a variety of homes, particularly those that have more than an average demand for hot water. These boilers are manufactured to provide both heating and hot-water with the use of an additional storage cylinder

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Conventional boilers

Conventional boilers (also known as regular boilers, heat only boilers or open vent boilers) are designed to provide both heating and hot-water with the use of an additional cold-water tank and hot-water cylinder. These boilers could be particularly suitable for households where multiple people are likely to require hot-water at the same time.

Reliability

A reliable boiler could save you both stress and money as boiler breakdowns can be highly inconvenient and expensive to fix. Investing in a reliable boiler could prevent you from being left in the cold and could also save you money in repair costs. Here at Pace Heating & Plumbing, we always aim to supply the most reliable boilers, so contact us if you’d like our help deciding which option could be the best choice for your home. please view above to see a list of boiler manufacturing to choose from

The location of your new boiler

The location of your boiler could impact the spacing and appearance of your household, you should therefore think about a suitable place for it to be fitted. It often saves homeowners time and money to place their new boiler in the same location as their old one, as this typically enables a quick and easy installation. However, if you believe that your boiler could be better suited elsewhere, there are a number of locations that you could choose from

Energy-Efficiency

An energy-efficient boiler could allow you to make savings on your energy bills by reducing your energy wastage**! All of the boilers that are installed by Pace Heating & Plumbing are A-rated for efficiency and could be coupled with a state of the art thermostat (such as Nest). Boilers such as our Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i are built with key feature such as user-friendly controls to enhance efficiency by allowing you to set your heating to your preference and avoid energy wastage. According to the Energy savings Trust, replacing a G-rated boiler A-rated boiler could save you up to £210 on your annual energy bill!**

Installation Time

Another key factor to consider is the length of time your boiler installation could take. A boiler installation could take between 1 to 5 days depending on the work required. It is in your best interest to consider the time it could take for your new boiler to be installed, as this could give you an idea of how long you could be without your central heating, as well as providing you with a time frame should you have to take time off work. Our friendly and reliable Gas Safe engineers aim to complete all installations quickly and thoroughly and are committed to getting your heating and hot-water up and running as soon as possible.

Get an engineer’s opinion

Last but not least, it is often beneficial to get an informed opinion Pace heating & Plumbing Home Advisors. will assess your home and discuss your needs to find the right solution for you and your family. We can recommend a boiler type, brand and model for your home, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re in need of help.

£ SAVING TIPS

Heating accounts for about 53% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an energy efficient boiler makes a big difference. reduce your fuel bills and cut your household carbon footprint

£ SAVING TIPS

Heating accounts for about 53% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an energy efficient boiler makes a big difference. reduce your fuel bills and cut your household carbon footprint

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Your thermostat plays an important role in making sure the temperature in your home is optimal. Choosing the right thermostat can also help to ensure your home is heated and as efficiently as possible, so, selecting the right thermostat for your home can not only help you stay comfortable year-round, it can also help you save on your monthly energy bills.

Thermostat technology is constantly evolving, with each improvement advancing the convenience, temperature control and energy efficiency of your home’s heating.

If you’re thinking about buying a new boiler, you may want to consider of upgrading to a thermostat with smart learning technology that brings a variety of high-tech innovations. Here are a few of the benefits of a Smart Learning Thermostat:

  1. First, these thermostats are incredibly easy to use. They are programmed through an app and can be controlled remotely with your smartphone or tablet. You can turn the temperature up or down, from anywhere, anytime.
  2. Next, these thermostats can automatically program themselves. It can learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that can adjust to the most efficient, energy-saving settings based on your usage patterns and lifestyle. Features such as “geo-fencing”, allows the thermostat to automatically turn down the temperature when you leave your home for the day, and turn it up as you are on your way back to help ensure you arrive to a comfortable temperature.
  3. Smart Thermostats also help keep your energy costs in check. Through the app, you can review your energy usage and get personalized recommendations on how to help save on energy costs.
  4. Finally, these thermostats can be integrated into other smart home products. Adding a Smart Thermostat to your connect home can help you to improve your overall home comfort experience.

If you have questions about Smart Thermostats or how to help save on heating energy costs in your home, we’re here to help.

Call on Pace today and our Smart Home Advisors will consider all your needs so you get the smart home thermostat for your home and budget.”

Frequently asked Questions

Yes, you can call us on 0207-183-2727. Our lines are open Monday to Saturday, 8am-6pm. We have limited opening hours over public holidays. We want to improve our service for you, so we may record your call to help.

Video call appointments last around 30 minutes and in-home appointments will last around an hour and a half.

Yes, we are currently installing boilers. You'll find details of how we will work in a Covid-19 Secure way in our 

Scheduling your Appointment

Pace Heating & Plumbing is dedicated to bringing peace of mind to you year-round. All our engineers are gas safe registered. Call 0207-183-2727 if you are not ready to talk now fill out your contact information and a dedicated Home Advisor will work with you to customize a solution for your home and family needs

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