Prime Time Boilers are boiler installation specialists in Chelmsford. We offer free home surveys, quotes and even boiler finance packages to help you pay for your new boiler. We’ve created this quick guide to help you find a qualified engineer and decide whether to repair or replace your boiler.
We’ll also help you determine which are the best boiler brands on the market, and show just how much money you could be saving on your energy bills.
Before thinking about prices, you need to find boiler installers in Chelmsford that are qualified to work on your property, and on gas appliances.
-Checking they are Gas Safe certified
-Analysing online reviews
-Gas Safe Boiler Engineers
The Gas Safe registry is where every tradesman that installs, maintains or repairs a gas appliance needs to be registered. Accreditation here shows that the individual and company working on the appliance has the necessary experience and knowledge to work safely. Unfortunately, the Gas Safe registry finds that 1 in 6 appliances are unsafe.
Some of this is due to appliances not being upgraded to current standards. However, a lot of this is due to poor workmanship and work by illegal fitters. Either way, the key word here, is unsafe.
So, how do you choose a company offering boiler installation in Chelmsford? Gas Safe have two registration processes; company and individual. As an example, you’ll see Prime Time Boiler’s registration for both company and individuals here.
If a boiler engineer isn’t Gas Safe registered, they’re not legally allowed you work on your boiler.
Like buying a product online, a good place to start is online reviews. Reviews from existing customers tend reveal things you might not have thought of and gives a good overview of the company. There are a tonne of places to check up on a company including Google Reviews, Facebook, TrustPilot, MyBuilder and more. What you are looking for is a company that has a solid overall review rating.
For instance, if you check up on Prime Time Boilers you’ll find:
-A 5 star rating on Facebook
-100% satisfaction rating on MyBuilder
-5/5 stars on Google Reviews
Due to the nature of the digital world, every legitimate and long-standing company will have reviews online. If they don’t, that should start alarm bells ringing.
We’ve ripped out low quality boilers that have lasted just 5 years, and others that are so old, it’s hard to even date them – but are likely 25 years or older. So, when do you know if you should repair a boiler, or replace it? A lot of this comes down to the actual cost and the regularity of the repairs.
For instance, if you’re having a boiler repaired on average say, once a year. When the cost is £50-100 for small repairs, that’s a sign of a boiler just hanging on, and you probably don’t want to invest £2,000+ in a new one. However, we find that faulty parts such as gas valves, heat exchangers and pumps costs £250+ to replace. Once one crucial part like this fails, it’s usually the case that others follow.
If you’ve paid over £500 for repairs in the last few years or have a part that is likely to cost that amount to fix, we’d always advise getting a quote for a new boiler. In many cases, that repair represents almost a quarter of the cost of a new boiler. That’s one that’s going to be covered under warranty with a new installation.
If you’ve decided that you’re looking for a boiler installation company in Chelmsford rather than a repair, you need to know which boiler brands to choose. There are plenty of budget boiler brands available. Typically, we want to avoid them.
Look at their warranty. You’ll find that many cheaper boiler brands offer 2-year warranties or less. After investing such a large chunk of money in a new appliance, what we are looking for are warranties in the 10-12 year range.
You’ll get that, as well as reliability from brands including:
Typically, we’d be aiming to install a Worcester Bosch with a 12-year warranty. The boiler itself comes at a slight premium in comparison to other brands. However, we find that the extended warranty and excellent technical support makes it more than worth the additional cost. But, what if you don’t have the cash for the premium Worcester Bosch?
Most people come to us as they need an unexpected boiler installation (after all, nobody plans for a new boiler), and would prefer a budget Ideal boiler. And that’s why we’ve introduced a range of finance packages.
Our packages are designed to suit any budget. After deciding on the correct boiler for your property, we can arrange boiler installation finance to incorporate:
-Payments From £9.99 Per Month
So, they’ll be no initial deposit, no interest and a deferred initial monthly repayment. Even when you start paying for your boiler, we can customise a plan to suit you from as low as £9.99 per month!
You might think a new boiler installation is all doom and gloom, but it’s not. Although this is a large upfront investment, there are rewards that you’ll reap over time. A recent study by the Energy Saving Trust has found that an old G-rated boiler can cost up to £320 per year more than a new A-rated boiler.
And these energy savings don’t just come from gas. Newer A-rated boilers are more efficient in terms of both gas and electricity. The boilers we fit from Ideal, Vaillant and Worcester Bosch are all A-rated. So, that means you could be saving more on energy bills, than you’re paying for your new boiler!
We offer free quotes for boiler installation for all customers living in Chelmsford. Give us a call or fill out our online form. We can arrange a home survey, suggest the best boiler for your property and develop a finance package to suit.
The whole experience has been excellent! My surveyor Chris was great, he talked me through…
Great service. Called day before install as engineers previous call was going to over run…
Its a shame we can only give 5 stars for the service we received from…
The engineer who installed my boiler was excellent, such a neat pipework, very kind and…
Very professional and reliable service was provided to me with all the work completed in…
Great communication from the Company. Installer (Jack) was prompt, courteous, tidy and knowledgeable. The installation…
I had a 5.2kWp solar system with a 10kWh battery . Conor & Pat did…
Ian and Jordan installed the Bosch Worcester 4000 today. Excellent care of property, laid sheets…
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Up-To 12 Year Manufacturer Warranty
24 Month Workmanship Warranty
Free Hive Thermostat (Worth £300)
Since 2010, Prime Time Boilers have been working with and supporting local Gas Safe approved engineers across England. No matter where you are based, we are just a stone through away.