Despite their potential to save you money in the long run through efficiency savings, most people still feel overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of replacing their boiler. It’s known to be an expensive job, and rarely do you get much chance to plan for it in advance.
This article looks at the costs of boilers, and how you can afford to install the boiler you need. We also explain the Ecosafe 0% finance option for new boilers, which can prove a cost-effective way of getting the work done that you need.
How Much Does a Boiler Cost?
Several variables affect the overall cost of installing a new boiler. As such, take care when you compare quotations to ensure you are comparing like-for-like. Some general rules of thumb can help you achieve a ballpark estimate. However, for an accurate cost you can quickly and easily use our online boiler quote tool.
The primary factors affecting the cost of installing a new boiler are:
- How much work (labour) is required e.g. siting the boiler in the same place as the old one can be cheaper than installing in a new spot.
- The type of boiler as well as its capacity depending on your household size and usage.
- Where you live.
- Who you use for the installation.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), together with Which give the following rough estimates for boiler installation costs (note this is the cost for the installation itself only, not the cost of the actual boiler as well):
- Replacing an existing gas condensing combi boiler in the same spot: £540-£660
- Replacing a gas non-condensing boiler with a condensing one, in the same spot: £640-£770
- Installing a new gas condensing boiler in a different position and upgrading your overall heating system: £1140 - £1440
- Swapping your gas heat-only boiler for a condensing combi boiler: in the region of £1440
You may also require a mechanical flush, which is a thorough system clean, done at the same time. This will help ensure you get the full life out of your new boiler. Moving or adding pipes will also incur additional cost.
As you can see, it’s tricky to give a firm figure without specifics about your particular choice and requirements.
Therefore, you should choose your new boiler based on the quality and reputation of the individual boiler and manufacturer combined with the quality and reputation of the installer.
At Ecosafe, we install both Worcester Bosch and Vaillant boilers as they consistently are highly reviewed and first-class boilers available in a range of sizes. They are A-rated efficient and come with a 10 year guarantee. These are installed only by our highly experienced Gas Safe registered boiler and plumbing engineers.
When considering the costs of a new boiler, do bear in mind that a modern energy-efficient boiler will save you money on your bills over time. A new boiler typically represents an excellent return on investment. This is particularly true when you combine it with a boiler care service plan to prolong the life of your boiler, such as the care plans we offer.
Boiler Costs and Ways to Pay
There are several different options open to you to ensure that you do not worry unnecessarily about the upfront costs of a new boiler and its installation.
Whilst some people do install a new boiler using funds from savings or a loan from family, these aren’t the only options for ensuring you aren’t ‘stung’ on additional costs.
Be wary about paying for a new boiler by using your overdraft, by putting in on your credit card, or by taking out a loan. All methods will cost you money in interest. Instead you can opt to buy and install your new boiler using the Ecosafe 0% boiler finance scheme. This way you get a new boiler when you need it, installed by Gas Safe engineers, without losing out on interest payments.
At Ecosafe we also work with you to provide a tailored and accurate quotation. This way you know exactly what the boiler you need will cost in advance with no nasty surprises.