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Finding The Best Boiler For A 3 Bedroom Home

April 18, 2017

With so many different boiler types and boiler manufacturers around, it can be difficult to know the best thing to do when you need a new boiler. Perhaps your current boiler has broken down and you need to make a decision in a hurry? Maybe you want to take advantage of an offer to upgrade your existing boiler to one that’s more energy efficient? Whatever your reasons, now is a great time to get a new boiler. Many of our customers are homeowners living in a typical 3 bedroom house. If that’s you, we’ve put together some handy tips especially to help you find the right boiler for your needs.

Which type of boiler should I choose?

There are three main boiler types used in residential properties in the UK: Conventional , System and Combination Boilers. These all work in slightly different ways, with conventional and system boilers both requiring a water cylinder or storage tank. For small to medium homes, with 1-3 bedrooms, we usually recommend a combination, or combi boiler. These are the most economical on space, as they don’t need a water storage tank or cylinder, and you can have heating or hot water on demand. Combi boilers are ideal for small families who have one bathroom, as they’re not so good at supplying hot water from more than one tap at a time.

Benefits of Combi Boilers for small-medium sized homes:

  • Don’t require much storage space – no tanks or cylinders for water storage
  • Hot water on demand, at mains pressure – taps closest to the boiler get hot quicker, with no need for a pump
  • Energy efficient and cost efficient – you’re not heating a large tank of water you won’t be using
  • Quicker and simpler installation – less pipework means a faster, and cheaper, installation

What to look for in a boiler

When you’re choosing your new combi boiler, you’ll need to consider the size of your home, how many occupants there are and your demand for heating and hot water. If you have lots of radiators, more than one bathroom or a love of powerful hot showers, consider a boiler with a higher flowrate.

Look for a boiler from a known manufacturer with a good reputation, and ensure that your installation is carried out by a registered engineer. Consider purchasing a warranty if there isn’t one included, as unexpected breakdowns and repair bills can be costly.

At Cannon Services, we are accredited specialists in the supply and installation of Worcester boilers in Kent and the surrounding areas. Worcester boilers have a strong reputation for quality and efficiency, and come with a product guarantee, as well as the additional 2-4 years you get when you choose an accredited engineer for your installation. When you purchase a Worcester boiler from Cannon Services and book our team to install it for you, we also give you a year’s CannonCare Level 2 cover included in the price.

For more information about our Installation Services or the Worcester boilers we recommend, contact our team today by calling 0800 114 3457. Our qualified and experienced staff will be happy to talk to you about your needs and recommend specific models to suit your home and individual requirements.