Cost of a new boiler
As winter draws in, homeowners are gradually starting to turn on their heating after months of warm weather. This lack of use over the summer months can mean that the boiler has been sitting with a fault but they have been unaware, so when switching the heating on for the first time this winter, many people are needing a new boiler!How much is a new boiler?
After the initial first thought of Oh No! Your second thought is probably going to be “how much is this going to cost me?”. Have no fear, we are here to help you make sure you don’t get ripped off. A new boiler isn’t cheap, but you want to ensure that you don’t pay any more than you have to! Let’s take a look at boilers and how much they are with new boiler cost Ltd.
New boilers and their prices
A new boiler on its own cost between £500 and £5,000. Don’t worry about the larger figure though, most boilers cost on average around £700 for a decent one and £1,000 for a better one. The boilers that cost £2,000 or more are really specialist boilers that could probably heat a whole town up on its own. This being the case, let’s concentrate on the domestic boilers and the different types of boilers that you can buy.
The average cost of new boilers
On average, a new boiler costs around £750. This takes into consideration the budget boilers such as the Alpha E-Tec which cost around £500 and the premium boilers such as the Worcester 8000 which cost around £1,300. An average boiler, which we like to call the mid-range boiler would be a Worcester 4000 boiler. These cost around £800 and are currently one of the best selling boilers.
Different types of boilers and prices
There are 3 main types of boilers that people usually have installed in their home. These are the combi or combination boiler, systems boilers (ones with a hot water tank) and regular boilers (these have a hot water tank and a cold water tank). Not to worry if you think some of these boilers sound more expensive than the others, they are not and are generally all the same price depending on make and model.
What is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler is a boiler that produces hot water from the boiler unit itself directly to your central heating and taps. All you need to do is turn on your heating and hot water and the combi boiler kicks and instantly starts heating up your house or water. There are no separate tanks so these are great for when space is at a premium.
What is a system boiler?
System boilers are boilers that work with a hot water cylinder. They heat up water throughout the day and store this hot water in a hot water tank ready for you to use. Don’t worry this can be quite efficient as the hot water cylinder is insulated and can keep the hot water warm for a very long time. This means that the system boiler may only have to heat your water2 or 3 times a day depending on your hot water demand.
What is a regular boiler?
A regular boiler,also known as a heat only boiler or conventional boiler, requires both a hot water tank and cold water tank. They work pretty much the same as system boilers but need this cold water tank to supply the boiler. These boilers are becoming less and less common, as a system boiler can do the same job without the cold water tank.
Where can I buy a new boiler?
You can buy a new boiler from a merchant such as plumbase or screwfix online or in store. You must ensure that you get someone who is suitably qualified to install your new boiler. They must be gas Safe registered.
How much is boiler installation?
If you are not suitably qualified to install your boiler, then you will need to pay someone to install your boiler. Generally boiler installation labour costs are between £400 and £1,000. Expect a boiler installation to take between 1 and 2 days depending on the work you have asked for.
All in all a new boiler and installation should cost between £1,500 and £2,000 on average. If you are paying over £3,000 we would recommend getting a few different quotes from a few different places to ensure you are getting a good deal. Post Source