When your boiler finally gives up the ghost, finding a replacement is going to be expensive. Even if you are in a position to take advantage of the low interest credit offered by the big energy companies, there’s still going to be an unexpected hole in your finances. On the plus side, modern boilers are super energy efficient so installing a new boiler can save you money. Eventually, after a few years, the costs of a new boiler will be covered by the savings. It’s some small comfort but, you are dealing with gas and all its dangers and that puts installing your boiler into a specialist field. So how do you decide on the right gas professional to get the installation right – the first time?
Go with a National Company
When you need a new gas boiler installed, going with a national company will always serve the purpose. That is because bigger companies, such as British Gas, have engineers with professional installation skills and offer good customer service for maintenance. Even though they are market leaders, installation can be pricey although you can certain you’re getting a highly professional service. If you are happy to pay a little more, you may want to consider them for boiler installation London.
Try Local Businesses
As well as big national companies there are local companies who can handle your new boiler or immersion heaters installation. Sometimes, a smaller company can surprise you with great installation skills with the added benefit of a personalized service at reasonable prices. Finding these companies can be a bit trickier because, unlike British Gas and other national companies, they don’t spend as much on advertising to stand out as clearly in a competitive market. Instead, they are more focused on delivering quality customer service since they rely more on word of mouth.
Since these companies get most of their business from local recommendations, you may want to ask friends and family about their experiences when looking for boiler installation London area. It is also worth taking a look online at comparison sites where they let you select services from a list of suppliers.
Get Online Quotes
Another sensible idea is to get someone out to get multiple written quotes. You should get at least three. Compare each for their rates as well as what they have included in the deal. Sometimes, an installer may add items to the cost that others may have excluded. Only look at engineers with up to date experience who are on the Gas Safe Register. This certification means they have undertaken training that allows them to legally work with gas.
Make no mistake, installing a gas boiler incorrectly can have catastrophic effects. People have lost their houses through trying to cut corners and costs. Not wise or very nice seeing as their neighbors lost their homes in the bang too. With gas, you just don’t take chances and any reputable gas boiler installation engineer knows this too well. Gas safety conscious companies will also offer free safety checks on your other gas appliances, just to make sure they are operating safely too. It’s this kind of attention to detail that can put a boiler installation company head and shoulders above the rest.