What Does It Cost To Replace A Boiler?

January 27, 2020 | Boiler Replacement, Boilers

Why Hire Professionals For A New Boiler Installation

If you’re asking “should I replace my boiler?” you need to know how much it might cost to buy a replacement and have it installed in your home. It can be difficult to determine the cost of a new boiler. For a start, there are many different brands, sizes and types of boiler, so how do you decide which is the best combi boiler for you? Here, we take a look at the answers to these questions so you can make an informed decision when it comes to selecting the right boiler to meet your needs and knowing how much it might cost you to have it installed.

What Does It Cost To Replace A Boiler?

There is no single answer to the question “how much do boilers cost?” A brand new combi (combination) boiler installation may cost you anything from around £1,500 up to around £3,500 depending on which kind of boiler you choose, the length of its warranty, the cost of labour and the complexity of its installation.

When you choose us as your preferred team of heating engineers, you can rest assured that we will offer you the most competitive prices without compromising on high quality service. Our team are Gas Safe Registered for your peace of mind and will complete your installation to the highest industry standards.

What About Replacing A System Or Regular Boiler?

A new system or regular boiler may cost from about £1,500 up to around £3,000 depending on the brand you choose, the length of its warranty, any additional valves or pumps that are necessary and how complex the installation would be. Unlike a combi boiler, a system boiler will need a hot water cylinder. If you don’t have one or if yours requires replacement, there will be additional costs on top of those above.

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Can I Convert To A Combi Boiler From A Regular Boiler?

Many people these days are keen to upgrade to a combi boiler from a traditional system boiler however there are some extra costs to add into the equation. You will need to have your old water cylinder and boiler removed as well as upgraded pipework installed. These costs add onto the cost of the boiler and could set you back around £800-£1,200 more.

What Does A Boiler Cost Without Installation Added On?

The cost of a standalone boiler will vary considerably depending on the brand that you choose, the size of its output and the level of aftersales support you can expect to have. If you choose a budget boiler, you can often expect it to have a short lifespan as well as a shorter warranty and a much lower level of aftersales support. It may also be more costly to maintain as well as less energy efficient.

Remember, too, that even if you purchase a standalone boiler you will still need to have it fitted by a Registered Gas Safe heating engineer if you want to avoid voiding the warranty and protect your own safety. We can supply high-quality boilers in a range of brands, sizes and types to suit your needs and our installation costs are very affordable. We highly recommend that you give us a call to find out more.

Which Factors Should I Take Into Account When Working Out How Much A New Boiler Will Cost?

There are several factors to bear in mind when you’re trying to determine how much your new boiler will cost you. These include:

  • The cost of the boiler itself. This could be as low as £400 or as high as £1,200.
  • The installation cost. This will be higher if you’re converting a system boiler to a combi boiler.
  • The cost of the vertical flue.
  • The cost of a plume kit – this will be necessary if the flue of your boiler is too close to a door, window or neighbouring property.
  • Upgrades to the mains gas pipe. If you have an old heating system, the piping may not meet today’s modern regulations. You may therefore need to upgrade it.
  • The cost of relocating your boiler. If your boiler needs to be relocated this will cost you extra.
  • Upgraded heating controls – these may add extra costs to the overall price.
  • Upgraded warranties – sometimes you may choose to take out an additional warranty on top of the warranty you will be given with your system. This will usually cost you extra.
  • A boiler filter – you can have filters installed on your pipework so your boiler can be protected from the metal and dirt particles that can get into the boiler and cause leaks and damage. This may cost you extra.
  • A power flush – a power flush will clear any existing sludge from the heating system. If it isn’t cleared away, it will just stop the water from circulating around the radiators properly. You’ll know if you need a power flush if you find your radiators aren’t heating all the way to the bottom.

You may not need all of these additional extras and not every company will charge you for them. The best way to determine the cost of your new boiler installation is to contact our team today. We can advise you about which kind of boiler is best for your home and can give you a no obligation free quote for the cost of installation. With this information at your fingertips, you can make a well-informed decision about which boiler to choose.

We are a team of highly skilled, extremely experienced Gas Safe heating engineers, so you can depend on us to supply you with only the highest quality boilers from the best brands in the industry. You can also rely on us to install your new boiler to the best possible standards and in line with Gas Safe regulations so you can enjoy a safe, warm and comfortable home all year round.

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