How To Buy New Boilers

Baxi boilers are some of the most popular brands on the market to choose from. These units are designed to heat water and provide central heating to the home or place of business. It might be easy to simply purchase one that we think will work – but we have to do the necessary research to make sure that we find something that is the right size and price and works efficiently for our needs.

Size

The first order of business is to know what size the unit should be. So how do you know what size to get? It used to be that you had to measure the square footage of the building so you know how much needs to be heated. This method is not used anymore because it caused people to waste energy and to provide too much heat.

All you have to do now is know the total amount of heat loss the building receives. The calculations of the heat loss is based on the climate, design of the building, and insulation levels.

Efficiency

People don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars each month to use their boiler. If you do not find a model that works efficiently than that is precisely what you will be doing. You can identify this information based on the annual fuel utilization efficiency or the AFUE.

This will help you to identify the percentage of energy that is used when converting heat. It is best to choose something that is 85% or more. People living in colder climates would do better to have something higher.

Fuel Source

The boilers might be powered using different things. Electricity, gas, or oil are the most common fuels used and the cost to operate them will vary depending on the price in your area. Research the prices on each of them and decide which one is worth spending the money on.

Price

Pricing is everything when it comes to choosing a unit. Research the total cost of each boiler that you are considering. When you do this you need to think about how much you will spend on the boiler, materials, labor, and installation. Take the amount of this cost and divide it by the BTU that the boiler produces. This provides you with a cost per unit of heat that it will produce.