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Which Boiler Brand Is Best?

Are you looking to replace your boiler and don't know which brand to choose or whether to go budget or premium?  Please read on...

This blog post by HeatTech in Hamilton has been put together to answer the most common question we are asked when we are at the quote stage of a new boiler installation. "Which boiler brand is best?" At HeatTech we carry out new boiler installations throughout Hamilton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and beyond. We install boilers from a wide range of manufacturers to ensure we can tailor a package to suit our customers needs and budget. Baxi, Ideal, Worcester Bosch and Vokera are the most popular brands of boiler we install, however if you have done your homework and have a brand you prefer, we're more than happy to install others, please visit our website

Budget, Mid Range Or Premium?

When providing a quote for a new boiler installation we often provide prices for 3 different boilers, a budget option, a mid range option, and a premium option. Most manufacturers have a budget option within their range for customers that are looking for a cost effective option on replacing their boiler, landlords or customers that don't particularly require a long warranty on their new boiler due to planning to move house etc.  Our advice would always be to go with whatever you can afford. Budget boilers when installed and commissioned properly can prove to be perfectly reliable.  Most budget boilers we install come with a 5 year parts and labour warranty as standard. Main EcoCompact 30kw combi boiler.  All budget boiler installations carried out by HeatTech are still installed to our usual high standards, come with a magnetic heating system filter as standard and a thorough flush of your existing heating system. 

Budget Main EcoCompact 30 installed in Hamilton

Mid range boilers appeal to customers looking to spend a bit more on their new boiler installation and can expect longer warranty periods, typically 5 - 7 years as well as boilers that are smaller, operate quieter but with a more basic operation than the premium models. Our most common mid range boiler installations are the Baxi 600 series, Ideal Logic Plus, Vokera Vision and Worcester Junior

Mid Range Baxi 600 installed in Hamilton

Premium boilers are perfect for customers that are looking to stay in their home for a longer period of time and will benefit from the longer warranty periods offered, typically 7 - 12 years depending on the brand chosen. Premium boiler installations make up the majority of new boiler installations carried out by HeatTech for our private customers.  A selection of premium brand boilers we install are the Baxi 800 series, Ideal Vogue Max, Worcester Bosch 8000 and the Vaillant EcoTec Pro range. 

Premium Baxi 800 installed in Hamilton

Every new boiler installation carried out by HeatTech comes with our usual high quality, professional installation, a magnetic heating system filter, flush of your existing heating system and a choice of heating controls. Recent customer feedback can be seen on the reviews page of our website . You can also visit the Gallery section to see photos of recent boiler installations by HeatTech

So Which Brand Do We Prefer?

As with any product we purchase in our lives each brand comes with their own pros and cons. At HeatTech we install mostly Baxi, Ideal & Worcester Bosch boilers. Over the years we have found these to be the most reliable for our customers. Reliability is a massive consideration for both us and our customers, the last thing we want for our customers is to leave them with a boiler that is going to give them hassle, and as much as we'd like to visit, unnecessary call outs is something we'd like to avoid! Things do go wrong with boilers though and on the rare occasions we have had to contact a manufacturer to carry out a warranty repair Baxi, Ideal and Worcester Bosch have proved to be the quickest to respond. In all cases customers were back up and running the next day. We also have a great working relationship with the local area managers from Baxi, Ideal and Worcester Bosch meaning if you have any queries regarding any aspect of your new boiler we can be in contact with someone at the manufacturer directly.  As with any purchase its best to go with whatever you can afford. Our installation charge is standard which ever boiler you choose, so the extra cost is only on the boiler. 

Looking For A Free Quote For Your New Boiler Installation?
HeatTech are a Gas Safe Registered heating installation, service and repair company based in Hamilton. we carry out new boiler installations throughout Hamilton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and the rest of Central Scotland. We are positively reviewed by our customers on Trustpilot, ExpertTrades, Facebook and Google. We offer FREE fixed price quotations for all our new boiler installations, the price we quote is the price you pay. We will never add any additional fees and you only pay once the job is complete and you are happy. We have no sales team to push you into decisions, we simply give you our professional advice and leave you to decide. If you'd like to book a free home survey or would like to speak to us about your new boiler installation please get in contact. Our contact details can be found in the Contact section of our website 

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