Installing a new boiler can help you save money on your fuel bills, keep your home warm and help the environment due to the efficient operation of modern combi boilers. But, there are a number of factors that can affect how much a new combi boiler installation will cost and how long it takes to install it.
When planning on combi boiler installation, these factors usually start with the location of your new boiler and if you need to switch from another regular boiler system or a stay with the same kind of boiler.
In other words you need to determine whether it is going to be installed in the same place or whether you want to move it to another place in your home, and if you are switching to a new type of boiler what this may entail in installation costs.
In addition, you should set a budget plus 10% for extras and look at the average boiler price and installation costs to avoid confusion.
You can almost forget about repairing or maintaining a decade old boiler due to the decreased efficiency and poor availability of parts, it may even be impossible to do.
It is obviously cheaper to replace an existing type of combi boiler in the same place with a new model or to use existing pipework to install your new combi. If you need or require your new boiler in new locations or replace a conventional boiler that requires additional piping, you will pay significantly more.
If you do not need a new type of boiler moving to a new location then installation is quick and therefore cheaper.
Combi Boiler Installation Cost: Pricing at a Glance
If you add in the price of a combined boiler with the price of installation, you can expect costs between £1,700 and as high as £4000, which mainly depend on the type of existing boiler and again, if you need anything moving.
Adding, or moving any pipework, additional electric power points, moving a flue, or moving old cylinder/tanks is what will really drive the cost up.
That’s why it’s highly recommended to use an advanced new boiler cost calculator to get an exact price for your home.
Additional Combi Boiler Info:
When we talk about combined boilers, we are talking about those which use natural gas. However, there are those types of boilers such as oil and electric which do not use gas and are an alternative for more rural homes not connected to the mains gas supply .
In a quick explanation, a combi boiler system is a boiler type that delivers heating and hot water directly from one boiler unit. This means that the water is heated and supplied from the combi unit and not from a separate cylinder and supplied from an attic water tank. This makes them more efficient as well as space saving due to the lack of cylinders.
Combi boilers can also be installed more quickly, since there are no extra tanks and replacing a conventional boiler with a Combi can take 2 to 3 days, depending on the effort involved. Although, a like for like installation can be installed on the same day in many cases.
Other Types of Boilers and Advice:
Electric and oil boilers are available, but they should be avoided unless you are off the gas grid as price, installation costs and running costs are far higher per KwH.
In the past, a normal or conventional boiler would have been the most common boiler in private homes. It is a simple type of boiler and is essentially a heater with a separate storage tank. But, since 2005 the use of wall-mounted condensing boilers (Combi) has increased a thousand fold.
Depending on whether the current system is vented or not, it may be that your new boiler requires a cold water tank removal as combis have no hot water tank at all. If your current system is vented, it can have a cold water storage tank in the attic . This is what supplies the cold water for the regular boiler to heat and transfer to the hot water cylinder, usually in an airing cupboard.
Most boiler companies are gas safe registered but it is prudent to check this beforehand. You will need a reputable company to install your new boiler and many combi boiler manufacturers will require you to have an accredited installer in order to activate the full warranty period.
Combi Boiler Installation Cost Example:
Below, we show examples in which we have shown cost estimates for the replacement of the boiler, the replacement in one place or the replacement and the installation in a new place.
Normally, a boiler installer could charge between £500 and £2000 for the work of a new boiler system installation.
So, if you were to keep an existing combi type boiler and replace it with a like for like installation, you will pay an average of £1800 installed in the U.K.
To replace your system boiler with a combi in the same place, you can expect to pay an average of £2200
Additionally, if you were to replace a boiler for another system in another location, you will likely pay anywhere from £2,500 – £4,000.
The difference in cost is largely due to the brand of boiler you choose. The cost of replacing a boiler can depend on many factors, including the type of branded boiler required, the amount of additional items needed and the size of the boiler.
The cost of a boiler can vary considerably depending on where you live, how much work is required and who does the work. When buying a new boiler, you should consider hidden costs that you may not be aware of. If you do not wish to buy the boiler separately, the installer can tell you the price of the installation with a supplied boiler.
You can expect to pay an average of £2200 to install a new combi system at any location in your home according to the figures we have compiled for you above.
However, we also warn that you may also need to set aside some money to lay pipes for certain tasks, such as installing a new power supply or for other purposes.
If you want to see how much it would cost to replace your old inefficient back-up boiler with a modern combi boiler,use our boiler cost calculator. It only takes a few minutes and gives you an instant online quote
Thanks again for coming to our blog and we hope we have provided you with some useful information. If this helps you in purchasing your next new boiler then be sure to let us know!