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Bargain Boilers: Does Buying Cheap Mean Buying Twice?

September 30, 2016

There’s no two ways about it, a new boiler is expensive. Whether it’s a purchase you’ve planned for, or whether you’re spending out due to an unforeseen breakdown or problem with your current boiler, a new boiler can cost anything from £500 to several thousand, a big hit for most families.

With such a wide range of prices, it can be tempting to try to find the cheapest bargain possible, opting for a little-known manufacturer or skipping the aftercare plan in a bid to save money and minimise the impact on your finances. We don’t dispute there are some good deals to be had if you know where to look, but simply choosing the cheapest option isn’t always the best way to go, and can actually cost you more in the long-term.

The price you pay for your boiler will vary according to its type, size and brand. It’s important to look at reviews for the boiler you’re considering, as some brands fare dramatically better when it comes to efficiency and reliability than others. 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.

A Good Quality Boiler Will Pay For Itself

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!

It Pays To Be Protected

Other, cheaper brands of boiler can have a good efficiency rating too, but one of the key benefits of opting for a well-known and well respected brand is the reliability. When you use Cannon Services to purchase or install a Worcester boiler, you’ll get a longer product guarantee than you would if you used a non-accredited engineer. Not only that, we’ll throw in CannonCare Level 2 for a year after installation, so you can rest assured that in the unlikely event of you experiencing a problem, we’ve got you covered.

Compare this with purchasing a cheaper model, and doing away with the product guarantee and care plan. Yes, you won’t need to pay as much initially, but over a few years, with a few unexpected breakdowns, a few days spent without heating or hot water and a few emergency plumbers’ call out fees to content with, we’d estimate you’ll spend just as much, if not more, than you would have done if you’d opted for a quality product in the first place. We like a bargain as much as the next person, but when it comes to the warmth and safety of your home, cutting corners isn’t an option in our opinion.