At some point, your boiler may start screaming for a replacement. It might be feeling the effects of wear and tear or simply needing an upgrade. Either of these scenarios leaves you asking, “How much will a new boiler cost?”
We will help you figure that out.
Every boiler needs constant maintenance to ensure it does not experience common problems. Some of those problems include leaking, knocking sounds, and heating issues. Getting qualified service professionals to fix those issues is important.
Once the problems become constant, it is time to get a new boiler. In other occasions, your boiler might be old. That means you are missing out on the new and efficient boiler models in the market.
Read on to learn what buying a new boiler entails.
Considerations for a New Boiler Cost
In a perfect world, the new boiler cost would not be an issue if you consider the great benefits it brings. Yet, in the real world, you have to make sure you are getting value for money.
A replacement gas boiler is going to be an upgrade to your old, worn boiler. Here are the benefits you will get:
- quieter operation than other HVAC systems
- clean heating – this means the new system is eco-friendly. It won’t release harmful gases into the atmosphere from burning oils and coal.
- it heats the room better than other air systems
- it is energy efficient because it doesn’t waste heat
- it is not going to need daily maintenance. For example, other systems may need oil refills
- quality boilers are long-lasting
- saves money due to low maintenance and lack of constant buying of fuel
Like all things, there are some negatives, albeit few. The initial cost of installation may be high. You might also need to buy a carbon monoxide monitor. Other than those expenses, the new boiler cost will provide value for money.
A new boiler should have the following qualities:
- low emissions of gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide
- stable metrics such as gas pressure and temperature
- efficiency in heat transfer and combustion
- free from manufacturing defects that lead to constant maintenance. For example, leaking.
- simple to start and stop the boiler
- accessible boiler joints for inspection
- easy maintenance activities and expenses
You should consider all these qualities when you think about the new boiler cost. UK boilers get an efficiency rating from the Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers scheme (SEDBUK). Thus, check the product characteristics database to be sure your new boiler meets the 90% operational efficiency rating. Or check the product manual.
Price Factors and Ranges for Getting a New Boiler
It is not easy to give a broad figure for a new boiler cost. It can take about £1000 to replace an old boiler. It can also take about £1000 plus to buy a new one.
A couple of factors will affect the price:
Size of the boiler
Every home has its own heating needs. You have to get a higher capacity boiler to meet those needs. The bigger the size, the higher the price.
Type of gas boiler
Gas boilers come in three forms:
- combination (combi) boilers
- conventional boilers
- system boilers
Combi boilers don’t need a water tank or cylinder. This type of boiler heats water on demand. It takes less space in the house. It is cheap and efficient.
The conventional boilers are the regular boilers you know. They use a cold-water tank placed high up in the building. The gas boiler heats water and a pump pushes it into the hot water storage cylinder for use.
System boilers are slightly different from combi boilers. They use a hot-water cylinder. It does not use a cold-water tank.
Each of these boilers has their own price range and their own accompanying costs. Consult a heating company to find the right boiler for your home. If you are trying to replace the one you have, check whether the new ones fit your needs.
The three boilers use a condensing boiler system. These are the modern systems replacing the conventional boilers from many years ago. This system is an efficient way of heating water. That’s because it burns less fuel but produces a lot of energy.
It works by burning gas and pushing it through a heat exchanger. This, in turn, transfers and heats the water. It turns water vapour into a liquid and it retains its heat.
New boilers incur extra costs to obtain some of the required parts. For instance, you might need to upgrade your gas supply pipes. Other parts like the boiler flue and condensate drain pipe might need modifications or upgrades.
Depending on the advances in the industry, there might be new guidelines on the parts you must have when installing a boiler. You may have to get a larger heat exchanger. You may also add a second heat exchanger.
All these costs will add up. Other costs can include installing heating controls or getting a Powerflush to remove pipe sludge.
Cost of Labour
Let the experts install a new or replacement boiler for you. There are many risks involved to leave it to an amateur. For example, faulty connections cause dangerous gas leaks.
The work will involve installing, piping, and making electrical connections. It can also involve cleaning the tanks and testing the soil for potential leaks. If there were leaks, you have to pay for cleanups to solve the ground contamination.
Other labour costs deal with removing old boilers, cylinders and water tanks.
Learn More About Boilers
As you can see, there is a lot that goes into getting a new boiler. It is important to know this information. However, it is better to let the professionals handle it.
Focus on coming up with more than £1000 for the project. Extra costs can drive it up to more than £10,000. A heating company will check what your home needs. They will make recommendations on the type and cost of the boiler.
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