Looking for a combi boiler replacement, but don’t know where to start?
No problem. This quick guide is going to explain:
- What Is A Combi Boiler?
- How Modern Gas Combi Boilers Can Save You Money On Your Energy Bills
- The Best Boiler Brands To Buy
- The Ways To Pay For Your New Boiler
What Is A Combi Boiler?
Before you get a quote for a new boiler, you need to check the type of boiler currently fitted in your property. A combination boiler will heat hot water on demand and therefore, has no need for a water tank or cylinder. If you have either of these, you’ll be looking at a different type of boiler (system or regular).
How Modern Gas Combi Boilers Can Save You Money On Your Energy Bills
A combi boiler replacement isn’t just a good idea if your boiler is broken. Newer gas combi boilers are A-rated and over 80% efficient. Compare that with an old G-rated boiler that can be less than 70% efficient. What does this mean in terms of savings? According to the Energy Saving Trust, a new A-rated boiler (over a G-rated equivalent), could mean savings of up to £320 on your utilities. That’s because these newer boilers don’t just save money on gas, but electric too.
The Best Boiler Brands To Buy
If you’ve been getting combi boiler replacement quotes already, you’ll notice a large variation in price. A lot of the price differential is going to be related to the cost of the boiler, rather than the installation fee.
The bad news is, there are a lot of poor quality boiler brands you need to be avoiding. Although they might be cheap, the unreliability leads to expensive repair bills a few years down the line. Compare that with well-known boiler brands, which will be hassle free for a decade or longer.
So, which gas combi boiler brands are the best?
- Ideal Boilers
- Worcester Bosch
These are currently the most popular boilers in the UK. And, there’s a good chance you have already heard of our most popular boiler brand, Worcester Bosch.
What Makes A Good Boiler Brand?
After getting combi boiler replacement quotes, take a quick look at the warranty on offer. If your quote seems cheap, there’s a good chance the installation company is using a cheap-brand boiler.
Boiler manufacturers almost tell you how good their products are, by highlighting the warranty they offer. We’d avoid completely any boiler brand offering less than two years warranty, and this is what most cheap brands will be offering.
Once a boiler is out of warranty, even a manufacturing defect will need to be repaired at your expense. And, boiler repairs can be £500 or more. We always prefer to install Ideal, Vaillant and Worcester Bosch, where we have access to warranties that range from 5-12 years. That doesn’t just give you the piece of mind that you’ve had a quality combi boiler replacement, but us too.
Worcester Bosch Boiler, Or Cheaper Alternative?
Worcester Bosch are one of our most popular boilers, and the brand we recommend to our customers. Ideal Boilers are close in terms of quality and warranty. However, we do find that Worcester’s support and service team are much more efficient.
And that means that any problems arising with boilers after installation, are dealt with quicker. They’re technical support team help out both residential customers with issues, and engineers. But, there is a decision to weigh up, as Ideal Boilers can be as much as 30% cheaper than the Worcester equivalent.
And, that’s the cheapest brand we deal with. We’ve fitted or repaired almost every single boiler brand you can think of. And over the years, the only cheaper brand that we see as being a viable alternative to Worcester or Vaillant, is Ideal.
The Ways To Pay For Your New Boiler
There’s one big problem when it comes to getting your new combi boiler replacement…
Paying for it! Most companies will not only have a high installation fee, but will need payment upfront (or at least, on the day of completing the installation).
The cost of a new boiler is going to range depending on many factors including:
- The size of the boiler
- Additional pipework needed
- The list goes on…
But, regardless of the type of installation or size of boiler, you’ll be looking at costs into the 1000s of pounds. We know that people just don’t have that kind of cash lying around. And that’s exactly why we’ve introduced a flexible finance package for all our customers.
When finding a finance supplier, we knew we needed an important feature; 0% APR. Go and check out most online boiler installation companies. You’ll see their APR ranges from 10-20% and beyond. And what does that mean? A 10-year repayment plan at 20% APR, could be as little as 8 years with us, with the exact same monthly repayment. That’s a monthly financial commitment that’s shorter, and lots of cash saved on interest!
After first offering finance, we realised there was another key feature our customers wanted; a repayment holiday. With an unexpected boiler breakdown, they didn’t have the time to re-organise their finances ready for the first payment. So, we now offer a buy now and pay later deal, giving you time to get ready for your first repayment.
Manageable Monthly Repayments
Before we organised our payment finances for combi boiler replacements, we spoke to our customers about their potential concerns. The most common question we were asked was how much these monthly repayments would be. We can spread the monthly repayments over months, or years. And, that means we’re able to offer monthly boiler finance plans from as little as £9.99 per month, a number that all our customers are happy with.
Ready For A Combi Boiler Replacement Quote
Ready to get a quote for your new combi boiler replacement? Fill out our online quote form, and we’ll get an engineer to give you a free home survey as soon as possible. They’ll recommend the best brand to use as part of your combi boiler replacement.