A Quick Guide To Boiler Installations

Are you considering purchasing a new boiler?

Maybe your current boiler breaks down too often, is insufficient for your needs, or you want to improve your energy efficiency. Either way, there are vital things you should know about the process of installing a new boiler.

The first step is to contact a Gas Safe registered engineer. They will inspect your current boiler to see if they can replace it. A Gas Safe registered engineer is more reliable and will ensure your boiler is installed safely.

An experienced engineer will consider your home’s size, budget, and water consumption. This information is crucial to ensure you get the boiler that meets your needs.

What types of boilers are there?

There are 3 main types of boilers:

1) Regular Boilers

A regular boiler is best if you have a large family living together. These boilers must have a cold water storage tank and a separate hot water tank installed in the loft. They also have an electrical immersion heater which acts as a backup in case the boiler breaks down.

2) Combi Boilers

These boilers are more compact than regular boilers, requiring less pipework. Combi boilers are excellent for smaller accommodations, such as flats, as they take up less space. They’re also cheaper to install and you’ll have hot water instantly available.

3) System Boilers

If you have multiple bathrooms then a system boiler is ideal. These boilers take up little space and you’ll have a constant hot water supply.

How Much Does A New Boiler Cost?

Boilers can cost between £600 to £2,500. The type and size of the boiler influence the price significantly. For example, regular boilers require more work to install than combi boilers, and sometimes additional pipework is required, which adds to installation costs.

Despite the high costs of a new boiler, you’ll be saving money in the long run, with your investment paying off over time.

Your new boiler will run smoother and improve the EPC rating of your home, resulting in lower energy bills.