Every boiler brand is not equal. And as much as we would like it to, cheapest isn’t always best when it comes to boilers.
The market is huge for boilers, with companies offering many different models and types. So where do you start? The best way to choose a boiler is to decide on the brand you want. Then you can choose a boiler from their range that suits you. We also have our top tips on picking the best boiler for your home.
We’ll go through the most popular boiler brands and help you decide which is best for your home.
Alpha is a mid-range boiler brand. They are cheaper than other brands but don’t have as good a reputation as brands like Worcester Bosch.
According to customers and fitters, they are generally reliable and last a good amount of time.
Best models: INTEC2 CE combi, ECO2 Plus combi, INTEC2 SE system
Baxi is another boiler brand that is mid-range and generally reliable. They cost less than some other well-known brands such as Vaillant and Worcester Bosch, and lots of gas engineers install them.
Best models: EcoBlue Advance Combi, EcoBlue+ Combi, EcoBlue system
Make sure you check out our guide on everything you need to know about Baxi boilers.
Most customers are satisfied when they have a Glow Worm boiler installed, whereas Alpha seems to have more bad reviews. They also provide a calculator on their website to help you decide which boiler is best for your home.
Best models: Flexicom 35hx, Energy Combi 30, Energy 12r heat-only
Most Ideal boilers come with a five year parts and labour guarantee, which is certainly an advantage over some other brands. An Ideal boiler is generally good and reliable, and you can even get wireless controls with it. Great for the tech geeks!
Our Ideal Boiler Cost guide provides you with all the information on the current ideal boiler, their features and costs.
Try their product selector tool to see which boiler suits you.
Best models: Logic+ Combi, Logic+ Heat, Logic+ System
Potterton is a renowned good British brand of boiler and you can expect to get quality with them. They have excellent customer service, provided by Baxi, and most customers are satisfied with a Potterton boiler.
Best models: Gold 24 Combi, Titanium 24 Combi, Gold 18 Heat Only
Vaillant is a market leader and is known for their efficiency. Although you may pay much more for a Vaillant boiler, they work out as very good value for money because of their high efficiency ratings.
Vaillant also have a system finder tool on their website.
Best models: ecoTEC Pro 28 combi, ecoTEC Plus 415 system, ecoTEC Plus 612 heat-only
Vokera is not known for its reliablity. They tend not to last very long and they may need repairing more often than other boiler brands. However, Vokera boilers are a good budget brand for rented properties if you’re not worried about paying for repairs when they break down.
Vokera has a basic product selector tool on their website, but it is not as specific as other brands.
Best models: Linea One combi, Mynute VHE heat-only, Vision System
Worcester Bosch is a market-leader and has a great reputation. Its boilers are efficient and customers report that they are quiet. Worcester Bosch boilers will be more expensive, but you can expect them to last longer.
Best models: Greenstar i combi, Greenstar i System, Greenstar Ri heat-only
Decided on the boiler you want? Still confused about which boiler brand is for you? Gas Safe registered installers know their stuff. Arrange to get some quotes to see what boilers they install and what they recommend for your home.
Always remember when buying a new boiler that their will be some ongoing boiler repair costs which you needed to factor in.
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