Choosing a new boiler

Whether you are simply replacing an older boiler with a new one, or you are installing a new one, there are a number of considerations to take into account. This can be a significant investment and as a result, it is a daunting task. So what are the important considerations when choosing a new boiler?

What are the important considerations when choosing a new boiler?

There are a number of considerations to take into account when choosing a new boiler to ensure that your boiler can meet your requirements. These considerations include:

  • The type of boiler
  • The size of the boiler
  • Efficiency
  • Costs
  • Brand 
  • Installation and maintenance

Boiler type

Boilers are available in three basic varieties: combi, system, and ordinary. The most common type of boiler is a combination boiler, which uses less space and provides both hot water and heating in one appliance. While normal boilers work well for bigger properties with conventional heating systems, system boilers are best for homes with high hot water demands. As such, you will need to choose the right boiler type for your home and requirements.

Boiler size

The size of your new boiler will depend on how much hot water and how much warmth you need for your home. An oversized boiler will waste energy and money while a boiler that is too small would struggle to satisfy your needs. An expert team like us here at KAM can help you determine the right size for your home.


The efficiency rating of a new boiler should also be taken into account. You can reduce energy expenses with a more efficient boiler and as a result, you should consider the boiler rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the boiler is. Modern boilers often have efficiency ratings of 90% or above, which is significantly higher than older boilers.


The type, size, and efficiency rating of a new boiler will affect its price. It is crucial to take into account both the up-front expense and the long-term energy bill reductions. To help with the expense of a new boiler, you may possibly be eligible for government grants or subsidies.


It’s important to take into account the manufacturer’s name recognition and standing. Choose companies with a solid reputation for dependability and customer support, and look for internet forums and reviews for opinions from other homeowners before choosing your boiler.

Installation and maintenance

Last but not least, think about the installation and maintenance of your new boiler. Make sure your boiler comes with a warranty or service plan to cover any necessary repairs or maintenance and select a reputed heating specialist with experience installing and maintaining boilers.

Here at KAM we can install your new boiler and we also offer professional servicing, repair and maintenance. Why not get in touch today to find out more?