Boiler Central: Why your boiler is so important in your new home
The experts break down the types of boilers available on the market
A boiler is an essential component of a home’s heating system, and having a energy-efficient new boiler in your brand new home can have great benefits.
Firstly, a new boiler is definitely more energy-efficient than an older one. This means that it will use less fuel to heat your home, resulting in lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions.
Secondly, a new boiler is obviously likely to be more reliable than an older one. Older boilers are more prone to breakdowns and require more frequent maintenance, which can be costly and inconvenient.
Luckily when buying a new build property, your home will be fitted with an A-rated boiler to satisfy both these key points.
What type of boiler is in my new build home and which is best?
According to the boiler experts at Boiler Central; “The type of boiler that is best for a new build home will depend on a range of factors, including the size of the property, the number of occupants, and the heating and hot water requirements”.
Here are some options that could be suitable for new build homes:
Combi boilers are a popular choice for new build homes as they are compact and provide both heating and hot water from one unit. They don’t require a separate hot water cylinder or cold water storage tank, which can save space and installation costs.
This type of boiler is the most installed in new build homes in the UK and is likely the one that you will have.
System boilers are similar to combi boilers, but they require a separate hot water cylinder. They are best suited to larger properties with higher hot water demand as they can fill a large bath in minute. The downside to these, however, is you may have to wait for the hot water cylinder to fill back up if this does become empty.
Heat-only boilers, also known as regular or conventional boilers, are suitable for larger homes with multiple bathrooms and high heating demands. They require a separate hot water cylinder and cold water storage tank.
Renewable heating systems
New build homes may also consider renewable heating systems, such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers, which can provide an eco-friendly and cost-effective heating solution.
New build homes are more suited to these that have excellent insulation to make these a viable option.
Which is the best option?
Most homes builders prefer the humble combi boiler as it takes up much less space and is super energy-efficient.
However, ultimately, the best type of boiler for a new build home will depend on the specific requirements and preferences of the homeowners, and it’s important to consult a heating engineer or specialist to determine the most suitable option.
How can a new build affect selling a home?
Finally, a new boiler can increase the value of your home. If you’re planning to sell your property in the near future, having a new boiler installed can be a significant selling point, as buyers are likely to be attracted to a home with an efficient and reliable heating system.
In summary, a new boiler is an important investment for any home, providing energy efficiency, reliability, and potentially increasing the value of your property.
Most people will take their boiler for granted, however, we always suggest that you take good care of your central heating system by getting an annual boiler service too.
Almost every boiler manufacturer will also stipulate in their terms and conditions that you must get a gas boiler serviced every year to keep the warranty valid.
Ensure you speak to the seller of any new build home about this if you are unsure how to go about this.
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