Installing a new boiler is a complex and often expensive business, made worse if you’re having to do it during the middle of winter. It’s a costly investment, and it’s essential that you get it right. Let’s have a look at some considerations you should think about before you get rid of your old boiler and replace it with a new one.

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Old Boiler

It’s always a good job to check that you are actually in need of a boiler. This might sound like common sense, but it could be that your old boiler is just in need of a good service. It could be something as simple as merely requiring a replacement of the thermostat. This would be the likely problem if your boiler didn’t turn off when the house was hot enough.

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According to, the average repair for a boiler costs around £210. If you decide to install a new boiler, it’s important to pick a reputable brand, as surveys show that of the more reliable brands 64% are likely to be fault-free after six and a half years. This drops to 45% among the least reliable brands on the market.

Listen to Your Engineer

Any expert that specialises in Boiler Installation Tewkesbury, such as, will be a huge source of information when it comes to what to buy and the installation process. They’ll be able to guide you when it comes to making the right decision on the size and type of boiler you should buy.


How much energy you use on a day-to-day basis should also affect the type of boiler that you eventually decide to install. Should you purchase a combi boiler or a system boiler? Answers to these questions will come down to factors such as the size of your house, the number of bathrooms in use, the number of people who live in your house and so on. These are things that your boiler engineer should go through with you in detail.


We all want to be more environmentally friendly, so ask your engineer about carbon-efficient boilers and make sure you check the level of nitrogen oxide and carbon emissions from your new boiler. You could also look at installing solar heating to reduce your emissions even further.