What Size Boiler Should I Install?

There are numerous considerations to keep in mind when buying a brand new boiler, from your desired make and model to its overall level of energy-efficiency.


Another key consideration is the size of your chosen boiler, as this impacts on the amount of heat and hot water produced on a daily basis. By installing a new boiler with the correct output, you can create a warm and functional living space that also minimises your running costs.


But which factors should dictate the size of the boiler that you eventually buy? Here are some of the most important:


The Size of your Home


Let’s start with the size of your home, which is one of the most important considerations when investing in a new boiler.


More specifically, you should consider the precise number of rooms in your home, and as a general rule larger properties with a higher number of rooms require a bigger boiler unit.


For example, smaller properties with two bedrooms may only require a boiler output of 27kW, where larger, four-bedroom homes may demand a higher output of up to 42kW.


Of course, the precise size the boiler you require will also depend on a number of additional factors, so be sure to keep these in mind when making your final decision.


The Number of Bathrooms in your Home


This is another important consideration, as the number of bathrooms in your property will have a direct impact on the size of the boiler that you require.


This will also determine which type of heating system is right for your home, primarily because the demand for hot water increases depending on the number of bathrooms in a property.


So, not only will homes with two or more bathrooms need a slightly larger boiler, but they may also benefit from the installation of a conventional heating system.


This type of system features a hot water tank and can deliver more than a single water flow, helping your home to keep pace with the demand on a daily basis.


How Many People Live in your Home?


Even if you only have one or two bathrooms in your home, a significant demand will be placed on your boiler if they’re constantly in use or you have a large number of people living in the property.


If your house does use a significant amount of hot water every single day, you’ll need to install a slightly larger boiler size that can keep up with demand.


Once again, you may also need to tailor your choice of heating system accordingly, with conventional and system boilers more capable of dealing with higher levels of demand.


Why Choose Bell Heating to Install your Boiler?


If you’re unsure about the type of the size of boiler to install in your home, you can call on the team at Bell Heating to help inform your decision. Based in Renfrew and covering a host of regions including Paisley, Erskine, Bishopton and Linwood, we’re Gas Safe-registered and fully qualified to work to a high-standard in your home. Our customer service is also second-to-none, with our engineers trained to treat your home as if it were their own. If you’d like to know more about Bell Heating or how we can help you, why not give us a call on either 01412 660161 or 07745 170080? Or, you can shoot us an email to info@bellheating.co.uk and we’ll strive to respond as soon as we can!