How to Use Our Boiler Comparison Tool
Finding the best new boiler for your home can be a confusing task. That’s why we’ve created our complete boiler comparison tool to make finding the best boilers as quick and as easy as possible. You can use our comparison tool to compare boilers before getting free no-obligation quotes to have your boiler installed.
Here’s how it works…
1. Select Boilers to Compare
You need to compare boilers which are right for your home, so the tool lets you filter boilers by fuel, the type of heating system you need, and manufacturer.
Compare boilers by fuel type
Most homes in the UK need a gas boiler as they are connected to the gas network, but if you’re living in an off-grid home you can compare a wide range of oil, LPG or electric boilers.
With the exception of biomass boilers, boilers are fueled by natural gas, oil, LPG, or electricity. Around 85% of UK homes have a gas boiler which is connected to the gas network. If you have a gas boiler now, you will probably want to stick with gas as it is the cheapest and most convenient fuel.
However, homes which are not connected to the gas grid usually use oil or LPG (which is stored on the property in a large tank), while some smaller homes may be using an electric boiler.
Compare boilers by type of system
The type of boiler you choose is important as it needs to suit your home’s size and your demand for heating and hot water (number of inhabitants and bathrooms).
There are 3 types of boiler system: Regular, System and Combination (combi). You will need to know which type of boiler you have at the moment so you can decide if you want to stick with the same or make a change.
Most new boiler installations are combi boilers because they produce hot water and heating on demand from a single compact unit. This means you do not need to use energy keeping a store of hot water, you will not run out of hot water and the water will be supplied at mains pressure.
Considering a Combi boiler? Find the best Combi boiler for your home with our guide.
Some homes, however, are better suited to a system or regular boiler as a combi boiler cannot supply lots of hot water outlets at the same time without dropping in temperature or pressure.
The majority of boilers are wall mounted inside the home, but you can opt for floorstanding or external boilers for the garden or garage.
Compare boiler manufacturers
Just like cars, there are lots of different boiler manufacturers and models to choose from. Some manufacturers have better reputations for performance, efficiency and reliability than others, some are more technologically advanced than others in terms of heating controls and, of course, some boilers cost more than others.
When you see a boiler you like, just hit the “+ Compare” button. You can do this for up to 4 boiler models.
2. Compare Boiler Models to Find the Best
Once you’ve chosen up to 4 boilers you can view and compare each model side by side.
We’ll show you all the important information you’ll need to make your choice including: fuel type, type of boiler system, manufacturer, warranty and energy efficiency.
Compare boiler warranties
The length of the manufacturer’s is a great indicator of quality. A boiler breakdown can be costly so it’s worth ensuring you’re covered for as long as possible.Different boiler models by the same manufacturer can carry different warranties and different installers can offer different warranties. Remember to check Terms & Conditions of a warrant to see what is covered, e.g. parts and labour or just parts.
Compare boiler efficiency
To keep energy bills and carbon emissions as low as possible you should use the comparison tool to check which boilers are the most energy efficient. While the efficiency rating of a boiler is important as it tells you how costly it will be to heat your home, it is no longer a particularly useful point of comparison when comparing modern boilers. This is because all new boiler installations are legally required to reach a minimum efficiency of 92%, whereas older boilers might only be 60-75% efficient.
Compare boiler reviews and ratings
Compare boiler reviews and ratings from both homeowners and heating engineers as well as the length of the manufacturer warranty to discover the best brands and boiler models for reliability, ease of use and quality.
Compare boiler prices
Our boiler comparison tool will provide you with average boiler prices as well as an approximate installation cost so you choose the boiler that fits your budget. Boiler prices range between £600 – £2,500 depending on the type, size and manufacturer you choose so it’s important to get professional advice and to get multiple quotes. That way, you can be sure you are getting not only the right heating system for your home but also that their boiler prices are the best on the market.
3. Find an Engineer to Compare Boiler Quotes
Once you’ve found your new boiler with the comparison tool, you need to find an engineer to install it for you. We recommend that you compare at least 2 different quotes to make sure you’re getting a great deal with competitive boiler prices. Complete our quick enquiry form, tell us which boiler you’d like and we’ll find you up to 3 no-obligation quotes from Gas Safe engineers near you.
Ready to compare boilers and boiler prices? Start by selecting your fuel at the top of the page and let’s get you the best deal on your new boiler!