New Boiler Costs in the UK | A boiler is an essential item in every household and they need to be in good working order to ensure their safety and efficiency. As per New Boiler Costs Ltd, typically a boiler can last between 10 and 15 years but it is important to remember that older boilers, those that are 10 plus years old will be considerably less efficient than newer modern ones. These boilers will most likely use different technology and the climate concerns that dominate today were less prevalent ten years ago. If your boiler is over 10 years old, your bills are high and its efficiency is questionable then you may want to consider whether the time has come to replace your boiler. Yes, there will be costs associated with it but it could potentially save you money also.
Cost of new boilers in the UK
When it comes to choosing a boiler the most common residential boiler will be a combi boiler. A combi boiler is a single cost-effective heating system, this means that everything that is needed to provide heat and hot water is contained within the boiler itself. Combi boilers have proved to be an effective and compact source of heating that removes the need for additional tanks or cylinders.
New combi boiler prices in the UK
Typically combi boilers work by providing a ‘combination’ of instantaneous hot water and effective central heating by two separate heat exchangers. One will link to the radiator and the other will connect to the hot water supply. Once you signal a request to the boiler the heat exchanger will get hot enough to heat the water that then flows from it. The system will then either transport hot water to the radiators or hot tap.
System boiler costs in the UK
It may be that your house is better suited to a system boiler over a combi boiler. System boilers work by pre-heating and storing hot water in a cylinder with the added benefit that its output can match the size of your home’s heating demands.
So when deciding on what is the right type of boiler for you should consider the following;
- The space available, if you have limited space and cannot look to house a water tank then a combi boiler is likely to be the best option for you. It also stands to reason that a two-bed semi-detached house will require less heating than a large 5 bedroom detached, which will have a bearing the type of boiler you require.
- The hot water demand you have. Consider how much hot water you will use or are likely to use. For example, if you have young children or a growing family your demands are likely to get higher. For most households with a single bath and shower, a 24kW boiler is usually recommended. Where there are additional bathrooms then it is advised to choose a larger 30/35kW boiler or to opt for a system boiler. Essentially, for those with a high demand for hot water, if you expect to regularly use two or more taps or showers at once then you may be better opting for a system boiler.
So the time may have come to upgrade your boiler and purchase a new one, you’ve explored the type of boiler that would be best suited to your needs and your house, but the biggest question remains, how much are you going to have to spend on a new boiler? Well, as a rule of thumb you can expect to spend anything between £1,500 and £4,000, including installations when looking at boiler costs in Britain. Granted that is quite a large bracket of costs. The variation is largely down to the make and model of the boiler you choose.
Combi boiler installation costs
If you are looking for a combi boiler with an output between 25kW and 30kW, suitable for a small to medium-sized house with an 8 to 12-year warranty prices can vary between, roughly, between £1,800 and £2,000.00, including installation costs. There are of course some boilers that you can expect to pay more for and set you back in excess of £2,000.00. Models such as The Viessman Vitoden 100-w is one such example and comes complete with built-in wi-fi, is hydrogen ready, and very economical. It may be that you pay a little more at the outset for your boiler but this could result in great long-term savings on efficiency and overall expenditure.
System boiler installation costs
If you have opted for a new system boiler then the cost is likely to be between £1,600 and £3,500, not including the hot water cylinder these boilers require. It should however include the cost of installation. Again the exact cost will depend on the make and model of the system boiler you opt for and of course the output you need. The higher the output the higher the cost. That said you could expect to get a decent system boiler for circa £2,000.