Buying a new boiler is a big investment and one that you want to know will last you for many years to come. It is not just the price of the unit that is expensive, it is also the cost of the boiler installation and any boiler repairs that needs be done in your home once it has been fitted.
With all this in mind, getting a new boiler is not a decision that should be made lightly. Your gas engineer will be able to advise you on the best make and model for your home, but you should be sure to look into the boiler warranty that comes with it before you buy.
What is a Boiler Warranty?
All new boilers come with a warranty from the manufacturer. This means that if your experience a genuine fault with the boiler during the warranty period, the manufacturer will repair the boiler free of charge.
Warranty periods vary in length and can last anywhere between 2 to 10 years.
What will the Boiler Warranty cover?
Each manufacturer will offer different levels of coverage and they may have very strict conditions that need to be met in order not to invalidate the warranty.
You should read through the terms of the warranty in detail to ascertain exactly what is covered, any charges that the manufacturer may apply and exclusions of service.
Manufacturers will have a range of terms and conditions that must be met to validate the warranty. These could include:
- Installation of the boiler by a Gas Safe registered engineer
- Installation of the boiler in line with the installation instructions and the completion of a benchmark checklist
- Installed and commissioned within 12 months of manufacture
- Maintained in line with maintenance instructions
If your boiler only comes with a 1 year warranty you can usually purchase an extended warranty provided that the manufacturers terms and conditions have been met. Many manufacturers are picky about who services or maintains your boiler, especially as it gets older. You should always keep your service history with the boiler in a safe place and be ready to quote the serial number of the boiler and service history if you need to rely on your warranty for help.
What Is The Difference Between A Warranty And A Guarantee
A guarantee is a contract between the manufacturer and the buyer whereby they guarantee their goods will be fit for purpose for a fixed period of time.
A warranty however will ensure the repair or replacement of faulty components as long as you have met the conditions placed on you upon purchase i.e. had the unit installed by a Gas Safe registered plumber.
Gas Boiler Installations in Bristol
The easiest way to ensure that you are getting the very best deal when you buy a new boiler is to ask the experts at DHS-UK to supply and boiler installation in Bristol and professional plumbers. We are accredited installers of Worcester Bosch and Vaillant boilers, but are manufacturer independent so when you need a boiler replacement we can always recommend the best products for your needs and budget, and advise you of the terms and conditions of the warranty.
Call us today on 0117 924 7200 to find out more.