6 Reasons to Buy a New Boiler This Summer
During the summer months we don’t often consider our heating systems as they are not regularly used in warmer weather. However, when the winter draws in and the temperature drops, the boiler becomes central in creating a comfortable home.
Boilers are one of the most used appliances in Britain. Our reliance on them means when they break down it can be frustrating and inconvenient for any home owner. Instead of waiting for the winter to settle in and your dependence on you boiler becomes paramount, consider replacing your boiler in the summer.
The benefits for choosing to service or replace you boiler during the warmer months are numerous for both homeowner and installer. Engineers are often busiest during the winter due to boiler breakdowns as people start using them more frequently when temperatures drop. This greater availability means you can choose an installation time to suit you, and the rates tend to be lower as engineers are in less demand.
A boiler is a high price item which means there is never going to be a particularly great time to have to buy a replacement. However you can reduce hassle and keep warm this winter by choosing the summer for a boiler replacement.
Here are 6 benefits for upgrading your boiler in the summer:
Engineers are more available in summer
Handling breakdowns and frozen pipes from the falling temperatures of winter makes the cooler months the busiest period for trained installers.
Choosing to replace your boiler in the summer means you can select a time that is more convenient for you. This means no waiting around or expensive emergency call out charges at a time when you need your boiler. You also have more time to select a reputable Gas Safe Registered installer.
You can stay warm
A boiler replacement on average can take between 1-3 days but can take even longer if you are considering a complete overhaul of your central heating system. Not being able to rely on your boiler during winter isn’t convenient for any homeowner, especially if it involves an unexpected breakdown. A failure in the functioning of your boiler could cause further damage to the heating system such as frozen pipes.
Having work done in summer means you can stay warm and not face so much disruption to daily life. Facing a couple of days with no central heating is easily tolerated with sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Gives you time to research
Having a new boiler installed in the summer offers you the leisure to take your time in researching brands and finding the most suitable alternative. Try using our handy Boiler Buying Guide to help you find the right replacement boiler suiting your central heating requirements.
By planning ahead you can also research a respectable installer by requesting a number of quotes from different engineers. It is also recommended to find a business that is locally reputable with recommendations from previous customers.
Lower installation costs
Installation of a new boiler in summer offers a number of financial benefits compared to winter. Through the colder months in particular, demand for heating engineers surge. As the need for boiler installation and maintenance rises, so does the cost. This is certainly the case if you need urgent assistance in an unexpected breakdown.
Choosing to install your new boiler in the summer gives you the opportunity to look around for the best deal. Costs for off-peak installations tend to be significantly cheaper than in winter.
Less likely to experience a winter breakdown
Replacing or servicing your boiler in the summer means you will be less likely to experience a breakdown when you most need it.
Homeowners become more reliant on their heating systems in winter and this increased demand causes the number of breakdowns to rise. Problems with your boiler in the middle of winter could mean an emergency callout and a more expensive service.
Modern boilers are more efficient
Getting a new boiler before winter could encourage a decrease in you energy bills. Modern heating systems run at a much greater efficiency than an outdated boiler.
Most modern boilers offer superior ErP A-ratings as standard. The highly efficient performance of these modern boilers means that they function at an efficiency of 90% or higher. New domestic boilers could save an average household hundreds of pounds in heating costs.