How To Choose A New Gas Boiler
When looking to get a new boiler installed in your home or place of work then are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration.
What boiler do you need? Combi, sytem or regular.
Do you have a vented or unvented system already?
How many rooms and bathrooms do you have?
Do you run hot water from more than one outsource at any one time?
These are some of the questions that a Trusted Heating and Boiler Specialist can help you with and it’s always wise to get a home assessment for your requirements.
What Boiler Setup?
If you’re just replacing an old boiler then it might be cost effective to just get a like for like replacement. This will likely be the best option is cost is an issue as there’s likely to be less labour required and the replacement boiler will definitely run more efficient.
This last statement is worth taking into account as you can save upto £340 per year on bills alone with a modern condensing gas boiler.
You can factor this in when selecting different boiler brands and their individual prices.
What Boiler Brand?
We recommend 2 brands, Worcester and Ideal. Both provide high quality, long warranty packages and have a variety of boilers to suit all budgets.
When you book a boiler assessment we will run through the individual boilers that will sit your needs and can you a range of prices depending on your budget.
We can highlight the pros and cons of each boiler so you can make an informed decision.
How Much Will A New Boiler Cost?
In general terms you should budget around at least £1500 for a like for like boiler replacement. There are a few factors to be taking into account so you can appreciate a new boiler will vary in price. These will include location of boiler, pipework required, labour requirements, boiler brand chosen, boiler output (larger ones more expensive), water storage tank removal, etc.
Once we have assessed your individual needs then we can put together a quote with different boilers to suit your budget.
New Combi Boiler
Combi boilers are a great choice for the following reasons. The main reason people choose them is that provide heating and hot water on demand. For example, when you turn on a tap or shower the cold water is taken direct from the main pressure and fed through the boiler. The boiler then heats the water as it passes through on the way to the tap/shower/bath, etc. This means you no longer have to store water in a separate tank which can save lots of space.
The other main benefit to combination boilers is that they can be extremely compact. This means that can be situated in a cupboard or kitchen unit and hidden away. This means you won’t be able to see it and it takes up less storage space. It’s worth bearing in mind you’ll need a flue for the gases to escape so it will need to be located somewhere close to a wall, roof, etc. This is the same for all boiler though.
How Long Will It Take To Replace Boiler?
In most cases boilers can be replaced within one day. This will depend on whether or not the boiler is being relocated or perhaps it’s a brand new installation. At least team of 2 are sent out which means that one engineer can be working on the pipework and one engineer working on the boiler installation itself. we appreciate that being without a boiler can be problematic so if it’s likely to take more than one day to install then you’ll be notified before any work begins. The main takeaway here is that we pride ourselves on leaving your home spotless so you’ll never know we’ve been, apart from the fact you’ll have a shiny new boiler at your disposal.
Can I Get A Quote Online?
Absolutely. If you want an instant way to get a rough idea of the costs involved then most companies can provide an online boiler quotation tool. This will ask various questions like, how many rooms, how many bathrooms, removal of old boiler/water tank, where flue is located, etc. This gives the tool all the info it needs and then you’ll be presented with at least 2-4 options so you can get an idea of different brands and prices. This also makes it easy to get in touch with the quoting company to then come out to your property and give a more accurate quote which shouldn’t to far from the original.