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6 reasons why most people overpay for a new boiler

Posted on 3/5/2019

With so many models and types of boilers out there, choosing the right one can feel like a daunting task. Especially in a busy world where most people have to juggle their work and home lives, and give in to more demands than ever.

So when time is against you and your home is without heating or hot water, it’s tempting to choose the first best option that comes along. But without giving your new boiler enough thought, you’ll be paying much more than you should.

Here are some of the most common reasons why most people overpay.

  1. Inaccurate diagnosis

    Start by understanding why you need a new boiler. Are you trying to cut your energy bills or has your boiler stopped working completely? It’s worth finding out if your boiler can be repaired at a lower cost. To help you make an informed decision, get in touch with a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

  2. Underbudgeting

    As with any big purchase, you need to set a budget from the start. Things like the brand, model, size and type will affect the price of your new boiler. You’ll also need to consider additional costs, including installation, labour and extra components.

  3. Inadequate research

    Familiarise yourself with the different types of boilers and which models are most suitable for your home. As part of this process, you’ll need to think about your household’s water and heating needs and if you have enough space for your new unit. To help you make the right decision, you can always contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

  4. Missed discounts

    Getting a new boiler can be a costly exercise. But there are discounts, grants and finance options to help you with costs. With a boiler replacement scheme, you can switch to a more modern, energy efficient model and some manufacturers do offer discounts and payment plans.

  5. Poor installation

    A poorly installed boiler is not only a safety hazard, but it will also cost you much more to fix in the long run. So when you contact an engineer to install your new boiler, make sure they’re Gas Safe Registered and qualified to do the job.

  6. Only getting one quote

    Try to get at least three quotes before choosing your new boiler. This will give you a good idea of fair pricing and help you to choose the most affordable option.