“Many!”, we can already hear you answer before we’ve even started this blog. It’s a well-known fact that once your boiler goes on the blink, you’re going to have to put your hand into your pocket and pay out to get it repaired.
If it can’t be repaired – you’re looking at even more expense to install a brand-new boiler. But before you jump on the first person to come along with a quote, we’re going to take a look at what the cost of a new boiler installation should theoretically entail.
Difference in Quotes
One thing that you will notice if you have been shopping around for a quote for a new boiler is that many installers will give very different quote prices.
This is because it will depend on the work that will need to be done in order to install the new boiler, including removing the old one.
It will also depend on the type of boiler that you have previously had, and the one that you will be replacing it with.
Gas Condensing Combi Boiler Replacement
If you require a straightforward replacement of a boiler in the same position of your old one, you’re in luck. This type of replacement is usually the cheaper option as there shouldn’t be as much work to be done with regards to the plumbing or layout of the pipes.
The price that you will pay will sometimes include the removal and disposal of your old boiler, too.
Gas Non-Condensing Combi Boiler Replaced with a Condensing one
If you are having issues with your non-condensing gas combi boiler and are looking to upgrade to a condensing one instead, you are looking at a little bit more expense, even if the boiler is to be installed in the same position as the old one.
This is because the flue will need to be assessed to ensure that it is in the correct position, and any piping that may need to be moved around will also add to the price.
Gas Condensing Boiler in a New Position
Sometimes it might not be suitable to install a new boiler in the place of the old one which, of course, makes these types of replacement some of the most expensive.
From brand new plumbing work such as pipe relocation, rerouting the flue and adding features such as a condensate drain into the new position. This new installation will also need an additional service known as a chemical flush to flush the system and rid it of any debris once it has been installed.
Gas Heat-Only Boiler Replaced with a Gas Condensing Combi Boiler
If you have a traditional boiler in your home and are upgrading to a combi boiler instead, you will be looking at quite an investment – but one that will pay off thanks to more efficient heating results in the long run.
From upgrading your system to a sealed one rather than an open-vented one, new plumbing and removing the old equipment will all fall under this cost, as well as any chemical or mechanical flushes that your system may need before it can be used.
However, it is important to remember that all installations are different, and it’s essential to get a quote that considers your specific needs and requirements.