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4 Reasons You Should Never Cut Corners When It Comes To Your Boiler

March 23, 2017

If you’re looking for a new boiler, there are lots of things to consider. Are you simply replacing your old existing boiler like for like, or are you looking to change the type of boiler you use to heat your home? Are you planning to upgrade to a more efficient model, and does your choice of boiler meet the heating and hot water needs of you and your family? Prices for a new boiler installation vary considerably, and it can be tempting to simply opt for the cheapest you can find. To help you make the right decision on which boiler to go for, we’ve put together a list of priorities:

  • Make sure you’re covered

No appliance is completely guaranteed to be fault-free 100% of the time, so whichever brand you choose to buy, make sure it includes a care plan, such as CannonCare. Our boiler cover costs as little as £6.50 per month, and includes 24 hour calls outs, labour and parts, as well as an annual boiler service. With the average cost of a boiler repair being an eye-watering £210, according to a Which? survey, it definitely pays to be protected!

  • Opt for accredited installation

It’s compulsory for any new boiler to be installed by a qualified, gas-safe registered heating engineer, but by going a step further and booking a boiler installation by a brand-accredited engineer, you get access to lots of extra benefits. Most importantly is the peace of mind that your engineer is knowledgeable and experienced with the specific model of boiler you’ve chosen, as well as a longer product guarantee than you’d otherwise be able to get.

  • Reliability is everything

Nobody wants to suffer a cold shower or shiver under blankets thanks to a boiler breakdown, so it’s a good idea to look for a boiler which scores well for reliability. Read reviews online, and if possible opt for a well-known brand which has a good reputation. Even if you’ve paid extra for a plan to avoid emergency call out charges and labour costs, a boiler breakdown is inconvenient at best, and potentially very expensive, negating any saving you make by choosing a cheap model.

  • An efficient boiler means greater savings

Buying a good quality boiler for a new property, or upgrading your older, less efficient model, can help you as a homeowner make valuable savings on your energy bills. For example, if your old boiler has 60% efficiency and you upgrade to a new A-rated Worcester boiler offering over 90% efficiency, you could save around £237 per year heating an average sized home. This means that if your new boiler cost around £1800, it will have paid for itself in less than eight years!

If money’s tight, forking out for a new boiler can seem painful, but bear in mind the benefits of choosing a good quality model over a cheaper option. When it comes to heating your home, it seems you really do get what you pay for, and there can be a dramatic difference in the efficiency and reliability between the various manufactuters. Worcester boilers are among the most dependable brands on the market according to a Which? consumer survey, which is great news for our customers as Cannon Services are Kent’s Accredited Worcester Boiler Specialists. Find out more about our services and installation offers by visiting