Getting a new boiler installed in your home is one of the most time-consuming and expensive projects that you can undertake. There are many things to consider when searching for a company, not least the cost. In this article we will answer all your questions.
How much does a new boiler installation cost?
The price of a new boiler installation can vary significantly depending on the type of boiler that you opt for. The average cost is around £1500, but this will fluctuate greatly due to differing circumstances and factors such as:
The size (in kW) – A larger model will always be more expensive than a smaller one Not just by brand name, but by the actual model that you choose – some models will be cheaper than others. Getting a reliable boiler is important to ensure peace-of-mind and it may save you money in the long run if your boiler breaks down less often A new hot water cylinder (if required) can add significantly onto the cost of installation. This usually costs between £500 and £1000. Boiler installation costs
How to choose a reliable company?
If you’re looking for the best way to get your boiler installed, we’ve got it covered. The first thing that you should do is look at reviews of companies in the area on Google+ Local or Trustatrader . You can also ask friends, family or neighbours for recommendations.
What boiler should you choose?
When looking at the different types of boilers available to buy in the UK, it is important that you know what features are most useful and which ones are just useless bells-and-whistles. Here’s a list of some things you’ll need to consider when looking for a new boiler:
Heat only boilers – if you don’t use your hot water much, or live in an area where the weather is not too cold this type of boiler may be best. It’s also great for homes that have a storage tank already installed as they can fit into any system Heat and Hot Water
(combi) boilers – if you do use hot water a lot and live in an area where the weather is cold, this type of boiler may be best. They also come with some safety features built-in such as anti-scorch devices and frost protection Storage (tankless) boilers – if it’s important to you that there is no tank taking up space in your home, then this type of boiler may be for you. They are also very efficient compared to other types taking around 15 minutes to heat water from cold. Direct-vent boilers – with no old air venting system required, these boilers can save money on installation costs as they don’t need any extra pipework Heat-only and heat-and-hot-water (combi) boilers – if you live in an area where the weather is mild, this type of boiler may be best. They also come with some safety features built-in such as anti-scorch devices and frost protection
How to find a gas safe registered boiler installer
A gas safe registered boiler installer is a specialist who will be able to advise you on the best type of boiler for your home and install it. You can find them by searching Google+ Local or Trustatrader
How do I know if my new boiler has been installed correctly?
If you have any concerns over whether your new boiler has been installed correctly, it is a good idea to have an engineer come out and inspect the installation. They will be able to tell you if there are any problems with your new boiler or hot water system which may result in efficiency issues.
When should I get my old boiler taken away?
If you’re having a brand new replacement boiler fitted, it’s a good idea to have the old boiler taken away at the same time. This means that there is no chance of any problems with your new system from gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning due to an incorrectly disposed-of appliance