Our step-by-step guide to boiler installations

If you’re planning a new boiler installation, there are several different types of boiler on the market for you to consider. To help your decision-making process, toasti has compiled this handy guide to boiler installations. We’ll cover the benefits and pitfalls of each kind of boiler, which homes they’re best suited to, and what to expect from a toasti boiler installation.

The three main types of boilers are combi, heat-only and system boilers. Let’s take a closer look at each to give you a better understanding of what they offer and whether they’re suitable for your home. Then we’ll explain how we do things here at toasti when you buy a boiler and installation from us.

Combi boilers

Combination or ‘combi’ boilers take care of your heating and hot water, with no need for a hot water cylinder or water storage tank in your loft. They’re the most compact type of boiler available and everything is controlled via a sleek, wall-hung boiler unit.

Heat-only boilers

Heat-only boilers are what most people would class as a ‘normal’ boiler. They use a so-called ‘gravity fed’ hot water system, involving a cold water tank in the loft that supplies a cylinder in an airing cupboard. The height of the tank determines the water pressure. 

System boilers

System boilers also use a hot water cylinder but it’s fed directly by the cold water mains instead of a cold water tank. All the components you’d find in a combi boiler are also integrated into a system boiler. System boilers take up less space than heat-only boilers.

Fitting a boiler that’s right for you

When it comes to fitting a boiler in your home, the right one depends on the amount of space you have and how many people live in your household. Not to mention your budget, of course. 

If you’re living in a smaller home with minimal loft space, a combi boiler makes sense. As long as you don’t need to use several hot taps at once and you’re willing to spend a bit more on the boiler, a combi is a great way to go.

If you’re a larger family living in a bigger home, then a heat-only boiler offers a slightly cheaper alternative. You can have several hot taps running at once but your hot water supply will be limited. 

System boilers offer similar benefits, except they’re fed by the mains. On the plus side, that means no bulky water tank in your loft. On the downside, they might not be suitable if you live in an area that suffers from low water pressure.  

What to expect from your new boiler installation

toasti’s friendly and knowledgeable advisers can ensure you choose the perfect boiler for your family’s needs and your home. Once we’ve established what you need, the new boiler installation process is simple and straightforward.

Here’s how it works:

  • Your local DBS checked, Gas Safe Registered installer will arrive at the specified time.
  • They’ll explain what they’re going to do, and how they’ll do it, for your peace of mind.
  • Your installer will then set about diligently and safely installing your brand-new boiler.
  • Once it’s ready, they’ll give you a step-by-step explanation of how everything works.
  • Finally, your installer will tidy any mess and remove your old boiler and parts for disposal.

So what are you waiting for? For a fast, affordable and hassle-free new boiler installation, we’ll take you from nought to Toasti in no time! 
For more information about our services, or to arrange a boiler installation, please contact us on 0161 537 4068 or email info@toastihome.co.uk.