Another year past, another birthday for your boiler. The time for a replacement might be coming soon. With many of us spending more time than ever around the house, ensuring that your heating is running smoothly and reliably for you and your family should be top of your priorities.
Here we break down some of the key questions about new boiler installation costs and what we can do to help you upgrade your heating.
How Much to Buy and Install a New Boiler?
Let’s start right at the top: the price of buying a new boiler and having it installed in one go. Be warned that throughout these answers, there are going to be a lot of averages and prices ranges as opposed to concrete singular numbers. There’s a good reason for that.
‘How much’ relies on a number of factors; the type of property the boiler is going into, the type of boiler being installed, whether you have a water cylinder, whether it’s being moved to a new location…some of these questions might even be hard to answer without doing your own research.
You will not be talking hundreds of pounds, but you will need to budget for thousands. It’s essential that you consider your options and think about what might be best for your home, and also what else might factor in.
Many firms, like ours, will offer you the new boiler itself and installation bundled into one cost, making the process a lot simpler. It also helps to ensure that everything runs smoothly, as you won’t have an engineer turning up without a boiler, or vice versa.
If you’ve just moved into a new home, it could be that the previous tenant got by on a very aged model with corroded pipes and obsolete parts. If you decide against a new boiler, then you’d need a service package (like the kinds we offer) to ensure you continue to have a happy, healthy hot water system.
How Much Should a New Boiler Cost to Install?
The boiler itself can present a huge fraction of the cost before accounting for any work and extras. New boilers typically range all the way from £500 up to £2,500, depending on the system type and the range of your model.
Budget boilers with simpler setups obviously cost less, with budget combi boilers presenting the most choice at the lowest price bracket averaging £500-£900. Further up the scale, mid-range combi systems can land in prices up to £1,300, and expensive premium models as much as around £2,000.
System boilers use a separate water storage tank, making them ideal for larger homes that demand more water. However, these boilers can cost up to £2,500 for their high-end models, with extra considerations needed for their installations.
There’s so much to consider between fuel types, flue location, and any remedial work needed to get your boiler off the ground, it’s almost impossible to give a good projection of installation cost without the details that narrow down your situation.
Overall, you shouldn’t be looking at excesses of a couple thousand (or thereabouts) if, like most of the country, you’re looking to install a combi boiler in the same place as the current or previous one. Assuming everything is set up as it should be, the job will be fairly straightforward, and the final cost should reflect that.
That’s why we have our handy instant quote calculator. Just a few questions will give you a much clearer picture of what we can do, in plain English and with costs you can compare and available finance options.
Cost of a New Boiler Installation with British Gas
They’re the biggest name in UK heating and energy supply, so it’s only natural that they’d be one of the first names to spring to mind for boiler installations. However, theirs is a reputation that you pay for which means they may not be your cheapest option by a long shot.
Quotes from customers in the past have ranged wildly from a couple of thousand to even £5,000-plus. Again, variables can change your price wildly and pinning down a figure can be tricky, but a like-for-like job between British Gas and a humble five-star service like us can average a difference of at least £500.
And we’re no less serious about the job – our reviews speak for themselves.
British Gas also typically recommends Worcester Bosch boilers. Don’t get us wrong, they’re great – and you’re paying for quality. However, there are other premium boilers that are more cost effective. Let’s not forget that it isn’t just financial cost you need to consider, but also the time cost.
2021 saw a wide range of energy companies going bust, leaving the bigger, sturdier names to take on all the customers who found themselves without a provider overnight. British Gas was one of these giants, and it took on the customers of nine smaller firms.
Such a jump up in business and customer numbers inevitably means the gap between supply and demand widened. As a result, it could be a while before British Gas can balance this but, as always, check the reviews and compare.
Cost of Installing a New Worcester Boiler
Worcester Bosch is a big name in boilers. It’s the UK’s top-rated boiler brand according to Which?, and is among the top picks for new installations thanks to its long guarantees and premium quality.
Installation of a Worcester boiler shouldn’t dip below a certain price point, as it’s unlikely you’re getting a Worcester-accredited or Gas Safe engineer once you start getting a bit too far on the affordable side. If you’ve seen a price somewhere that seems too good to be true, chances are, it is.
Your average starting prices for fitting a Worcester Bosch should be around £2200, assuming it’s with a registered Gas Safe engineer who knows their trade and won’t be cutting any corners. Luckily, we install them using a trained specialist team, and we do a blinding job of it.
We also offer some fantastic finance deals to help smooth the cost, meaning you can pay off your Worcester installation for up to 24 months at 0%. Options like this are what make good heating more affordable for our customers, and that’s how it should be.
How Much to Have a New Combi Boiler Installed?
Combi – short for ‘combination’ – is the UK’s most common type of boiler, and for good reason.
The name simply comes from the fact that you get hot water and heating combined into one efficient unit. Combi boilers are simple by design, so they take up less space and are relatively straightforward to install. They also don’t require a water storage tank, as they supply hot water on demand. This means they can fit into spaces that system boilers can’t.
When it comes to combis, new boiler installation cost depends (as always) on what you need done. Replacing one combi boiler for another in the same place is a straightforward job, whereas swapping from a system boiler to a combi comes with more demands and a higher cost.
Our recommended install packages start at a competitive rate of £1,860 (subject to survey) and include everything needed to ensure long life and reliable function of your new boiler.
To get a fully accurate picture of new boiler cost and installation, seek out a quick quote with us. We can install your new combi, ensure it’s squeaky clean and ready to go, and even remove your old boiler and water tank, should you have one.
How Long Does It Take to Install a New Boiler?
Gas Safe installers can take a long time to get hold of, especially during peak times like winter. Freezing temperatures in the colder months can cause all sorts of unforeseen problems, like pipes freezing up and rupturing. What starts as a repair job can quickly become the need for a brand-new installation.
This is bound to happen more commonly just as you need it most – because isn’t that always the way – and it’s not uncommon for even big names to have lead times of weeks on end just to get somebody to your property.
But with us? Not long at all. We keep a large team so we can respond quickly when it comes to boiler installation in Warrington and surrounding areas.
We also understand that the last thing you want is a house full of engineers taking all day, so while we always try to send more than one engineer to ensure fast work, we do everything in our power to see the process runs as smoothly as possible.
We’ll turn up on the day and leave you with a clean new install, running you through the controls and answering any questions you might have. To see the glowing feedback from our past jobs, look no further than our reviews from happy customers.
Do I Need to Replace My Old Boiler?
If you’re already asking yourself the question, there’s probably a good reason for that.
Boilers can start to show their age in a number of ways that don’t necessarily mean they’re not fit for purpose anymore. Worn or broken valves could mean that you have perfectly fine running hot water, but no heating. It could be that your heating dips in and out inconsistently, or that you can use your shower if the central heating is turned on.
A thorough boiler service should expose a definite answer. If the problems can’t be repaired, then we can advise your next best course of action and recommend a boiler for your home and your needs. As a rule of thumb, most boilers should be looking to get replaced around the 10-15 years mark. Even if your old system is still running well in its old age, the benefits of a new boiler can transform your heating and your bills.
It could be that advancing technology has surpassed your system by a long way, and cheaper energy consumption with more efficient heating may be a simple installation away.
Bumblebee Heating Boiler Installation
Starting the process is quick and easy with our online instant quote tool. We ask you some simple questions to get a feel for your home set up, and that’s all we need to give you some recommendations with a quote for how much to install a new boiler.
Our professional and efficient approach is what has won us Boiler and Heating Contractor and Installer 2018 and 2019 in the Energy Efficiency Awards. Our full-time office staff are always available to take a call, meaning we can get someone out on the road to you sooner.
Once the work is done, we register everything with both the manufacturer and Gas Safe, meaning you don’t have to worry about a thing. Just sit back and enjoy your new system.
Call us on 01925 568281 to speak with our friendly team and ask us anything you want to know. We look forward to chatting with you.