If your existing boiler is on its way out, you’re probably starting to look into the idea of buying a new one. This will bring up the inevitable question of prices, and how much the purchase and installation of a new boiler will cost.
Points to remember when buying a new boiler
The two main things you will pay for are the installation process, i.e. the time it takes for the qualified boiler engineer to fit it for you, and the cost of the boiler itself. However you will also need to cover the cost of additional items such as the pipe work and associated items that are also required for fitting.
The price of the boiler can vary a lot depending on the make and model you buy. For example you could pay anything from approximately £500 to about £2,000 or more, so you need to work out your budget to buy one and the type of boiler your home will need.
Paying for the boiler installation
When working out typical boiler costs you also need to think about adding on the cost of hiring a qualified engineer to fit it for you. You’ll notice the word ‘qualified’ there – this means finding a Gas Safe registered engineer who has been properly trained on how to fit a new gas boiler.
Be very wary of anyone who quotes a price that seems too good to be true. You should also be wary of any engineer who will not show you their Gas Safe registration card. This should have the Gas Safe symbol and their photo on it, as well as a list on the back of the services they are qualified to provide.
How much can you expect to spend in total for your new boiler installation?
If you elect to buy the cheapest boiler and you simply want a straight swap with the one you have at the moment, you may be able to get the job done for around £1,000.
The cost can go up a lot from here. For example if you want a top of the range boiler costing around £2,000 and you want it moved to a different location from where the current one is, you can expect to spend around £4,000. So you can see there is a big difference between installations, depending on a number of different factors.
Boiler grants and Government schemes
If you are in receipt of low-income benefits then you may qualify for a boiler grant. The current scheme, known as the Energy Company Obligation, is set to run until 2017 but the funding has been cut in recent months. Check BoilerGrants.info to see if you’re eligible.
Use our free quotation service to find a suitable cost effective boiler engineer near you
Fortunately we can help make your new boiler installation much easier than it would be otherwise. Simply fill in our straightforward quotation form by providing the few details we require. Once you submit the form we will search for a selection of competitive quotes from qualified boiler engineers in your area. It is then up to you to select the one that appeals to you and you can then move towards getting the brand new and more efficient boiler your home needs.
As you can see, costing the whole job is an important part of getting a new gas boiler.