Top Tips for Buying a New Boiler


Is your boiler over 10 years old? Has it stopped performing at its optimum level? If so, it’s time to start looking for a replacement.


Buying and installing a new boiler can be a daunting task. With so many different types on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.


When it comes to domestic boiler installers Southampton, we love matching households with their ideal boilers, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you in your decision.

1. Determine Your Budget


You must set out your budget limits before deciding what kind of boiler you want. Your budget will determine what size and type of boiler you’ll be able to purchase. Having a clear idea how much you can spend will narrow down your choices and make the decision process much easier for you and the supplier.

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2. How Many People in the Household


The number of people who are going to be using the hot water directly affects the type of boiler you need. If you have a large household, then you’re going to need an efficient boiler. Overall usage is a key element in determining the right boiler for you.


3.  Types of Boiler


Next, choose which type of boiler is most suitable for your needs. There are many different types and choosing between them can be a headache, although the above steps should have narrowed down your options. There are three main types of condensation boilers available:


  • Combination Boilers: These boilers are fast and efficient and they don’t need a tank of stored water to operate. Water runs through the boiler and is heated instantly. It’s the most eco-friendly and cost efficient of modern boilers and generally suits smaller households.


  • Regular Boilers: Regular boilers run on the principle of a stored tank of water and need a substantial amount of space. They often require an expansion tank in the loft of the house and work best with traditional water and heating systems.


  • System Boilers: These boilers also run on a separately heated tank system but most of the components are inside the heating system, so they take up less room than a regular boiler. They’re capable of handling large numbers of people drawing water from them and can be connected to many rooms. They’re ideal for a larger household.

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4. Get a Quote

Call us at KMH Gas for a quote. We’re the top domestic boiler installers in Southampton and we can guarantee a friendly and efficient service.


Buying a new boiler system can be taxing and many people dread going through the process, but use the handy tips mentioned above and save yourself time and money. By simply being prepared before buying your new boiler, you can ensure a hassle free purchasing process.