How Future Proof Is Your Boiler?

Boilers are an important investment for your home.

Not only do they keep you warm and cosy in winter months, but they can also increase the value of your home. Therefore, when purchasing a boiler, consider how future-proof your boiler is.

What are the features that make a boiler future-proof? Let’s take a look.

1) Efficiency

One of the most crucial aspects of purchasing a new boiler is its energy efficiency. An energy-efficient boiler consumes less energy than older boilers, saving you money on your bills. They’re more environmentally friendly and thus help your home score a higher EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating. Boiler efficiency ratings are scored using two formats, SEDBUK and ErP, which help consumers make informed decisions.

2) Size

When talking about boiler size, we mean its output in kilowatts (kW), not height, width or depth. The more power a boiler generates in kWs, the bigger its ‘size’.

What size of boiler is right for you depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms, and how many baths and showers are in the house. All of these elements are crucial in determining how kWs are required.

Selecting the size of the boiler is vital to avoid incurring high energy costs and buying a less energy-efficient boiler. An oversized boiler can overload your central heating system with more power than it needs, causing poor performance. An undersized boiler will need more heat and water to meet your needs.

3) Warranty

Consider buying a boiler with a warranty or guarantee to have peace of mind. Issues can arise where a boiler needs to be replaced or repaired if something goes wrong; therefore, the costs may be covered by the manufacturer or company you bought from.

4) Ease Of Usage

Operating a boiler should never be rocket science. Ensure that it’s labelled clearly with simple switches and controls. Boilers with digital screens are easier to understand.

So before purchasing your boiler, think ahead to the future and how reliable and trustworthy your boiler is. Following these tips can save you money and hassle dealing with repairs further down the line.