How to choose a boiler installer

Whether you’re fed up with your boiler always breaking down, or you’ve simply decided to swap your ancient boiler for a modern energy efficient model, when the time comes to invest in a new boiler it’s not just about finding the right boiler to meet your needs – it’s equally important to find the right central heating engineer to install it. 


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Installing a new replacement boiler is a big investment, and with so many different makes and models on the market, it can be confusing. To help make the process easier, we’ve put together a checklist to help you choose a boiler installer.

3 is the magic number

Did you know that by comparing quotes from professional heating engineers you could save yourself up to 75%? Boiler Guide can provide up to 3 quotes from approved installers in your area. The quotes are free and at no stage will you be under any obligation. It’s the best way to ensure you get competitive prices and value for money. Remember though, cheap isn’t necessarily best.

Recommendations and feedback

Family, friends, neighbours – even work colleagues – are a great source of information. Ask them if they can recommend a local installer. Don’t forget that Boiler Guide checks, rates and approves companies on your behalf. You can also read feedback on our website from satisfied customers.

Do your homework

Always use a professional boiler installer who has the technical competence and qualifications necessary. Being able to meet technical and safety standards is a must. A badly installed gas boiler won’t just be inefficient, it has the potential to be highly dangerous too. A gas leak could not only lead to carbon monoxide poisoning – which in itself can prove deadly – but it could also cause an explosion. Either way, lives could be at risk. Ask to see their credentials and check that they are fully insured with public limited liability. At Boiler Guide we vet, monitor, approve and reject contractors based on strict criteria of demanding standards, including minimum levels of feedback and industry required registrations. We only work with Gas Safe Registered heating engineers. 

Warranties and written quotations

A comprehensive written quote is essential. It should detail the work to be carried out and what is included in the price, for example combustion testing and removal of the existing boiler. With a written quotation both parties will know exactly where they stand and this way you’re not likely to get stung for more money at the end of the job. And don’t forget to check what sort of warranty and guarantee the installer provides, both in terms of the boiler warranty and his/her work.

It’s extremely important to choose the right size boiler. A qualified and experienced boiler installer will be able to advise you about the best boiler for your home, taking in to consideration budget and your heating and hot water needs. Some may favour certain brands: Worcester, Baxi, Vaillant and Ideal are all well known boiler manufacturers. To help you get the best out of your boiler, a good installer should also take you through the operating process and demonstrate how to use the heating controls. Find out more by reading our article top tips for buying a new boiler.


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