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3 Tips on How to Ensure you Get the Right Boiler

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When it comes to ensuring you get the right boiler for your home, it’s important that you use the services of a reputable boiler provider. Ensuring that the boiler you opt for is fit for purpose and is also installed correctly is key to its durability and performance. A reliable and efficient boiler is one if the most important things you need in your home, and something that can set you back a lot of money if not planned for and managed correctly.

Finding a professional boiler engineer to install your boiler is simpler than one may think.   The consequences of a faulty boiler can, of course, be severe. And if you’ve cut corners on the installation, you could also find that your insurance policy is null and void, meaning you will have to foot the cost of repairs yourself. 

So with this in mind, here a three useful pointers on how to choose the right company for your boiler purchase and installation.

Check Reviews

Customers like to leave reviews, whether they are good or bad. So you can gain a wealth of information about a boiler company and its employees from online reviews of its service. See what previous customers have to say and don’t limit your research to the actual physical boiler. Look at what reviewers say about the company’s installation, maintenance and repair services. If you’re in Dublin, for example, and look for reviews on Duffy Heating Dublin, you’ll see that people have commented as much on their boiler related services than their actual boilers. This is exactly what you need when using reviews to help you make your choice.

Always remember, you don’t want to be paying more than you should do for your boiler installation, but equally, you need to ensure that you don’t just snap up the cheapest quote that you’re given. Cheap can turn into expensive very quickly if a poor initial choice is made. So do your homework!

Go Local

Does it pay to go local? In my opinion, it really does. Going local means that you have a physical location where you can choose the right boiler for your home with the benefit of actually physically seeing how it works before you make your final decision. As easy as it is to do everything online, there are times when making the right purchase by visiting a physical location far outweighs potential online savings.

In addition, if your new boiler is going to be installed by the same company you’re buying it from, going local means that you can get a better feel for the company’s professionalism before you part with your money. My advice is talk to them about the boiler’s specifications, any weaknesses it might have or risks it could present, and any special features it might have. Also ask them to explain the installation process and, equally as important, what insurance, service or repair options they offer. 

Check for Grants and Upgrades

You’ll find that certain boiler companies will have offers available where, for example, they offer a free heating control upgrade, or even assistance with an application for a solar heating grant.

Modern heating controls in particular can be extremely useful to have as they give you the option to benefit from the latest remote technology. With heating technology ever improving in response to customer demand for convenience and greener energy, these types of offers can add even more value to your boiler purchase.

Have you bought and installed a new boiler recently? What was your experience like?

 

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