Choosing the best new gas boiler or domestic central heating / hot water system for your home can be a difficult choice. The range of high-efficiency condensing gas & combination boilers (combi boilers), heating controls & radiators can leave the average home owner a little confused.
Here we provide a few tips and advice to help you decide which boiler you should choose to heat your home, explain the current cost of installing different domestic gas boiler types. and look at several flexible credit finance and boiler replacement payment options currently available in the UK.
Choosing a new boiler
- Combi boilers – A combi boiler is combination between a hot water heater and a central heating system.Combi Boilers provide on demand hot water for your taps and to heat your radiators without the need for a water storage tank.
Combi type boilers require less space to install and are currently the most popular boiler choice in the UK.
Replacing your Combi Boiler -Getting financial assistance / credit to upgrade your boiler & heating system.
If your boiler is broken or does not meet the recommended energy efficiency level there are several Government-backed energy-efficiency programs which will provide you with financial assistance and pay monthly combi boiler credit packages to upgrade your boiler and heating system.
- Regular central heating boilers - Regular or conventional boilers heat your radiators and store hot water in a storage tank or cylinder (normally in your loft or cupboard). The normally come with heating controls and if your boiler system is older, the chances are that it will be this type. Boiler brands.
The cost of replacing your boiler
Although the current number of different boiler grants, free boiler schemes and Government boiler programs can appear confusing, in truth has never been a better time to replace or upgrade your boiler & heating system.
Your prefered method of payment will depend on your circumstances but here are some options to consider before buying a new boiler. The main boiler replacement payment options are -
If you don’t have the funds available to pay for a new boiler up front perhaps you would prefer to pay for a replacement boiler via a boiler flexible finance monthly payment plan.
This would enable you to spread the cost of your boiler installation over manageable monthly payments.
Boiler payment plans have a variety of interest rates and payment terms depending on the supplier and installer so you should do a bit research to find out more about the payment length and terms, Interest rates and if the boiler installation includes a warranty and maintenance contract etc.
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Comparison of typical A Grade condensing boilers installed as part of boiler flexible finance plan compared to older less efficient boilers
Pay Monthly Boiler Plans – FAQ’s
Why have pay monthly combi boiler plans been introduced?
Pay monthly combi boiler plans are part of the Green Deal, a Government-led energy-efficiency improvement program in the UK which enables you to get financial help to install energy saving measures in your home.
What type of boiler will I get if I apply for a boiler monthly finance plan?
Any new boiler fitted either via one of the Boiler Finance options or as part of the Free Boiler ECO Grant Scheme will be from one of the UK’s leading boiler manufactures or suppliers – Vaillant, Glow Worm, Baxi Boilers, Ideal Logic etc.
Will my new boiler come with a warranty etc.?
Yes, of course. Pay monthly combi boiler finance plans, free boiler grants and boiler installations are strictly monitored by the Department of Energy & Climate Change. Green Deal Code of Practice.
If you qualify for a pay monthly boiler finance plan this will be set out in your contract before the boiler installation along with the usual manufacturer’s warranty etc.
The Green Deal works in tandem with the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and helps you meet the cost of upgrading your home with measures including gas boiler upgrades, cavity wall Insulation and loft insulation.