Do I need to replace my boiler?

Should I replace my boiler? – We answer your questions!

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Do I need to replace my boiler? This is a question you should ask. You will need to determine the cost of a replacement and how it would be installed in your house. 

It can be difficult for you to figure out the cost of replacing your boiler. It can be difficult to determine the cost of a new boiler because there are so many types, brands, and sizes. This article will help you make an informed decision about the best boiler for your needs, and how much it may cost to install it.

What is the cost of replacing a boiler?

There is no definitive answer to the question of "how much are boilers?". A brand-new combi (combination), boiler installation will cost you anywhere from about £1,500 to around £3,500 depending upon the boiler type, length of warranty, labor costs, and complexity.

New boiler costs in 2022 can vary greatly, but if you choose us to be your preferred heating engineer team, you can be sure that we will provide you with the most competitive prices and high-quality service. Gas Safe Registered, our team will install your heating system to the highest industry standards.

What about replacing a system?

A new or regular boiler can cost around £1,500 to £3,000 depending on its brand, warranty length, additional pumps and valves needed, as well as how difficult the installation will be. A system boiler will need a hot cylinder. This is not the case with a combi boiler. There will be additional charges if you don't already have one or need to replace it.

Can I convert my regular boiler to a combi boiler?

Although many people are looking to upgrade from a traditional boiler to a combi boiler, there are some additional costs. It will be necessary to remove your boiler and old water cylinder, as well upgrade the pipework. These extra costs could add on to the price of the boiler, and could cost you between £800 and £1,200.

What does a boiler cost without installation?

The price of a standalone Boiler will vary depending upon the brand you choose, its output size, and the level or after-sales support that you expect. You can expect a shorter life span, lower warranty and less after-sales support if you go with a budget boiler. It can also be more expensive to maintain, as well as less efficient in terms of energy.

To avoid any warranty being voided and to ensure your safety, you must still have the boiler fitted by a Registered Gas Safe Heating Engineer. We are able to supply boilers of the highest quality in a variety of sizes and types to fit your needs. Also, our installation prices are very affordable. Call us to learn more.

Consider these factors when working out how much a new boiler is going to cost.

When you are trying to figure out how much your new boiler will run you, there are several things to consider. These include:

The boiler itself. It could cost as little as £400, or as much as £1,200.

The installation cost. The installation cost will be higher if the boiler is converted to a combination boiler.

The cost of the vertical flue.

If your boiler flue is too close or visible from a window, door, or neighboring property, a plume kit will be required.

Upgrades to the mains-gas pipe Old heating systems may have piping that does not comply with current regulations. It might be time to upgrade your heating system.

Cost of moving your boiler. You will be charged an additional fee if you need to relocate your boiler.

Upgrading heating controllers can increase the price.

Upgraded warranties: Sometimes, you might want to get an additional warranty in addition to the warranty that comes with your system. This will generally cost you an additional amount.

A boiler filter – You can have pipes filtered to prevent metal and dirt particles from getting into your boiler. This can add cost to your bill.

A Power flush - This will eliminate any sludge in the heating system. It won't stop water from circulating around radiators properly if it isn't cleared away. If you notice that your radiators have stopped heating to the bottom you'll need a power-flush.

Some companies will not charge extra for these extras, and you may not require them all. Our team can help you determine the cost for your new boiler installation. We will help you choose the right boiler for you and give you a quote on installation costs. You can make an educated decision about the boiler you choose.

Our Gas Safe heating experts are highly trained and extremely experienced. You can rely on us to provide you with the highest quality boilers made by the best brands. We can install your new boiler to the highest standards in compliance with Gas Safe regulations. You will enjoy a warm, safe home throughout the year.

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Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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