Boiler Installation [FAQs]

At J. Wheatley Gas, Plumbing & Heating Ltd, we are boiler installation specialists, meaning we provide expert advice to homes throughout the Yorkshire coast regarding boiler installations. In the following blog post, we answer some of the most often asked boiler installation questions to help you feel knowledgeable and prepared for the procedure.

When deciding that you need a new boiler, you will want to ensure that you know which boiler is best suited to your home. That's why you may have some burning questions for our boiler installation specialists that you need answering, before making a purchase. 

What are the advantages of installing a new boiler in my home? 

 A modern boiler has several benefits. While there is an initial outlay, a boiler is one of the best investments you can make, providing the following advantages: 

  • Improved performance when compared to earlier boilers, heating your radiators and providing hot water on a consistent basis to keep you and your family warm and comfortable in your house. Because of an enhanced design and modern parts, there is a lower likelihood of boiler failure. 
  • Many boilers also come with a manufacturer's guarantee, which means that if something goes wrong, you won't have to pay for the repair yourself if your warranty is still valid. Improved energy efficiency benefits both the environment and your money account. 
  • A modern A-rated (efficiency) boiler produces the same amount of heat and hot water as an older one while using significantly less energy. This benefit will soon be reflected in your heating costs, and you will save money by using less energy throughout the year.

What are the different types of boilers available? 

Combi boilers 

Heat water on demand, eliminating the need for a hot water tank. 

Conventional boilers

A hot water tank is used to store heated water. A cold water feed tank is also required. 

System Boilers 

A water tank, similar to a typical boiler, may offer a steady supply of hot water throughout your home.

Which type of boiler best suits my home?

  • This is mostly determined by your requirements. Combi boilers work well in smaller houses with one bathroom. These only heat water when it is needed, making them incredibly energy efficient. 
  • A system or conventional boiler is typically the best solution for bigger families or homes with more than one bathroom. This is because they can hold a large amount of hot water and allow hot water to be pushed to several outlets at once, such as a shower and bath. 
  •  A conventional boiler has a cold water tank and a hot water cylinder, but a system boiler just needs the cylinder.