Should you Always Get a New Boiler That Fits Your Home?

Boiler Installation

December 2, 2021

Get a New Boiler That Fits Your Home

Winter in the UK can be a difficult time for everyone. The cold weather and the lack of central heating can make it hard to get anything done during this time.

This is why most houses and buildings in England have a central heating system in place. It makes it easier to heat the whole building and make sure everyone is warm inside their homes.

Every house in the UK needs a boiler due to its central heating system. The boiler helps to heat the water for it to be used inside the house.

The best option is to have a central heating system that works with gas boilers, but if you do not want this then there are other options available.

Types of Boilers

There are several types of boilers on the market and each one has its benefits. 

  • Electric Boiler:  These types of boilers use electricity to heat the water inside it and send it through your house’s central heating system. This is a more expensive option since this type of boiler does not last that long, but if you do not want gas then this could be your best choice.
  • Combi Boiler: This type of boiler works in a slightly different way, but it still does the main job which is to heat water and send it through your house’s central heating system. The difference with this type of boiler compared to an electric one is that you can use gas as well as electricity for making hot water. This can be a good option for those who want to have the best of both worlds.
  • Condensing Boiler: Another type is a condensing boiler which works in roughly the same way as an electric one, but it uses less electricity and therefore costs you less money on your bills each month. These types of boilers are very practical since they do not cost that much to run and they also work very efficiently. This is an efficient choice for those who do not want a combi boiler or electric one, but still want something that will keep their bills lower than normal each month.

Having the Right Size Boiler

It does not matter which type of boiler you choose; what matters is having the right size for your home. Aside from that, it's not just about getting a boiler that fits your house, it's also important to ask yourself if you need one since not everyone does!

Some people may be better off with an electric or condensing heater if their home doesn't have enough space for a new boiler. 

When it comes to boilers, bigger does not mean better at all. If you choose a boiler that is too big then the chances are that this will work inefficiently and therefore cost you more money on gas or electricity than what you expected.

This means that having the right size of boiler is very important so that you do not have to keep on heating your water.

Boiler sizing is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a new boiler. You want to make sure that your boiler matches the needs of your home so you can enjoy all the benefits it provides.

If you have an oversized boiler, then you are not only wasting money but also energy and water because it will take longer for hot water to reach your shower or dishwasher!

This post goes over 4 reasons why getting a new boiler that fits your home is beneficial in many ways. Let's be honest, who doesn't want to save money on their heating bills?

4 Reasons Why You Need the Right Size Boiler

Reason #1: Save Money

Having the right size boiler means that you will save money on your heating bills each month. If the boiler is too small, then this will mean wasting energy and water by overheating it. This can be very frustrating since most people are not aware of this fact. 

For example, let's say your house needs a new boiler and the one you choose is a gas one. The chances are that this will take up more space than necessary and in return, it will not heat your water as quickly or efficiently as possible, which in turn means wasting money on energy bills each month since it does not do its job properly.

Reason #2: More Efficient

Having a boiler that is the right size will make it more efficient and therefore, you won't have to worry about your heating bills for this month. It would be such a waste of money if you had one that was too small since there are chances that you might not even need it because it cannot heat water quickly enough.

Reason #3: Safe for Your Home

Having the right size boiler means that you will not do any damage to your walls or home in general since it takes up less space than what other boilers would take if they were too big for your house. This can be very frustrating and cause a lot of problems when done without thinking about it.

Reason #4: You Won't Overheating Your Water

Having the right size boiler means that you will not need to worry about overheating your hot water since it heats up as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is one of the most frustrating things for those who do not know how much their heating bills can go up just because they have a too big boiler.

Do you still have questions about how to choose the right boiler size for your house?

RARE Heating and Plumbing Services are here to help! Our team of professional and experienced engineers work with homeowners in Camden, Hampstead, Primrose Hill, Westminster, Highgate, Maida Vale or any other part of London when it comes to boilers.

So give us a call today on 020 7458 494 or visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!

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