Are you looking for the right engineer who specialises in one particular brand to fit your new boiler?

Perhaps you’re wondering why you need one. After all, surely one engineer is just as good as the next – right? Wrong.

Okay, so say you want a Worcester Bosch, Baxi or Ideal boiler: there are plenty of benefits to choosing an engineer who specialises in one particular brand. You’ll not only benefit from their experience, you could even get a longer guarantee or deal – if they’re accredited, that is.

As an experienced engineer who’s served the Edinburgh area for over 20 years, let me explain to you why it’s always best to choose an engineer who specialises in the brand of boiler you need. (Whatever brand that may be!)

1. More experienced hands

Whether you’re getting a new boiler fitted, or you just need a service, picking an engineer who specialises in your chosen brand will mean that you’ll benefit from their wider knowledge and experience. After all, they’ll be used to working with them day in, day out. Compared to someone, who, say only deals with one or two boilers from that brand per month.

This will also give you the peace of mind that your boiler is in the best possible hands.

2. Better tips and advice

Dealing with an engineer who specialises in your brand means they’ll probably know a thing or two about getting the best performance out of them, and they’ll be able to give you some great tips and advice. Such as which controls are most compatible with your boiler!

It also means that if you ever experience any issues, you’ll be able to give them a call and they’ll do their best to help.

3. Better deals (if they’re accredited)

A lot of engineers who specialise in one brand are also accredited by that brand. It means they’ve likely gone through rigorous training and are highly skilled and knowledgeable. But not only that… it also means that they can often offer you better deals, such as longer guarantees or special discounts!

For example, some Ideal boilers come with longer guarantees when you get them from an accredited installer. This is because Ideal work on a points system with their accredited installers. Some installers may choose to keep the points for themselves, whereas others choose to offer their customers 10-year guarantees instead of the standard 7 years.

It’s always worth it to ask!

Advice from an experienced engineer

If you’re looking for an engineer who specialises in your chosen brand of boiler, you can check their website. Or, alternatively, you can take a look on the manufacturer’s website, as there you’ll be able to find accredited boiler engineers that your chosen brand can recommend.

Don’t forget to ask for 2 – 3 fixed price quotes, so you’ll still know you’re getting a good deal!


If you can, I’d say it’s worthwhile choosing an engineer who specialises in your choice of boiler brand. It means they’re more likely to be knowledgeable and experienced, and you’ll get the ultimate peace of mind that your boiler will be in the best possible hands.

Do you have any questions about choosing an engineer who specialises in a particular brand? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!