So, you are thinking about a new boiler or you find yourself in a position where you have to purchase one as your existing one is close to failing. If this is the case, you might be concerned about how much it is going to cost you. The good news is that a new boiler might not be as expensive as you thought and we have our 0% finance deal on boilers too. However, let’s take a look at the costs of a new boiler.
Combi Boiler Cost and Prices
The cost of a new combi boiler can range from £500 to £2,000 and then you have the installation cost on top which can cost anything from £500 to £1,000. This will include fitting it and setting it up. The installation cost can alter, this will depend on the work involved and whether you are switching from a different boiler type to a combi boiler.
Hydrogen Boiler Cost and Prices
Hydrogen boilers are the latest technology but if you are looking to install one then the prices will start from around £600. The average price of installation is around £2,500 and this will depend on the type of boiler, the model and the amount of work involved in installing it, especially if you are switching from a different system.
System Boiler Cost and Prices
The cost of a system boiler begins at around £500 although they can go up to £2,500. The installation cost can then range from £500 to £1,000 which gives an overall installation cost of anything from £1,000 to £3,500.
Conventional Boiler Cost and Prices
A conventional boiler can range from £500 to £2,750 while the installation costs can start at £500 and go up to £1,000. As a result, the overall installation cost could range from £1,000 to £3,750
However, it is common for people to choose to swap to a new boiler system. This is often the case where their system is outdated, old or they want a more efficient type.
System to Combi Boiler Conversion
Older properties, especially those built from the 60s onwards, will have a system boiler installed. This will consist of two parts which is a boiler and a separate water tank that stores hot water.
The boiler is often found in the kitchen while the storage tank is often found in an airing cupboard. Any need for hot water will come from the tank and when it is used, the boiler will begin heating more water to keep the tank topped up.
So, what are the costs involved?
Converting a System Boiler to a Combi Boiler
The majority of those who have a house with up to four bedrooms will be able to have a combi boiler to take care of their heating and hot water, so why would you opt to replace an old system?
More people are opting to switch to a combi boiler and this is because the combi boiler will do the same thing as a system boiler. It will work better, help to free up space due to the water tank being removed and it is more compact.
This is an intricate job that requires a lot of work and so, the conversion will take around two days to complete but it is a worthwhile switch. It is highly unlikely that the job will take one day and it rarely spills into a third day. However, what we do know is that the labour costs of more challenging jobs are higher and that is because of the additional work involved.
Therefore, to give you a rough idea of what it will cost to convert to a combi boiler, if you opt for a mid-range boiler then the cost will be around £2,300. If you opt for a high-end boiler then the price is likely to be closer to £3,000.
The good news is that once the switch has been done, you will never need to look back. You might not have initially thought that the switch will be better but you will notice a difference – better efficiency, better heating and instant hot water.
Conversion From Regular Boiler to Combi Boiler
The cost of this job is much like the cost of a system boiler to combi because the extra water tank will need to be removed. Therefore, you can expect the cost to range from £2,300 to £3,000.
It is possible that the removal of the old tank can prove challenging as they are often located in the loft. When these homes were built, they were built around the heating system which means that access to the tank is limited. As a result, it might involve decommissioning the tank and leaving it in place.
Back Boiler Replacement and Costs
When it comes to back boiler replacement, you can no longer replace it like for like as there are new regulations in place. While it is not possible to install a brand new one, you can install an existing one but why would you opt to do this anyway? They are extremely costly to run, they are also unreliable and they are hard work to keep going.
For those who have a back boiler and are looking to change, they often go for a combi boiler to meet their heating and hot water needs and this is what we would recommend. Therefore, the only price you will be given is the price to switch to a combi which will be determined by the work involved.
On average, the cost to switch from a back boiler to a combi boiler can range from £3,100 to £3,500. The lower end of the price range will involve using a boiler that has a short boiler and for the higher price boiler, you will get a longer warranty.
The majority of the cost is down to the installation as it will involve installing new pipework, a new boiler flue and waste condensate pipe as it is a completely fresh boiler install without the radiators.
However, once you make the switch from a back boiler to a combi boiler, you will add value to your home. You will also find that the winters are warmer and you save money on your bills, so it should be seen as an investment.
As you can see, there are many different boiler types and scenarios to consider. Therefore, it is always worth getting in touch with Prime Time Boilers to receive a bespoke price that fits your circumstances and needs.