With a new boiler installation generally costing over £2,000, it’s worth taking the time to do a little research, before making a purchase.
From the current system and combi boiler range, to online reviews, warranty and prices; this review has everything you need to know about Biasi boilers, before forking out your hard earned cash.
The Biasi Boiler Range
Biasi have been creating heating products since the 1940s, and offer a range of system and combi boilers.
Biasi Combi Boilers
If your heating system doesn’t use a cylinder or water tank, it’s likely a combi boiler is what you need. The current Biasi combi boiler range is as follows:
The Inovia combi boiler from Biasi comes with a 5 year warranty, and is available in 25kw, 30kw and 35kw.
Advance Plus 7 Combi
The next step up from the Inovia, is the Advance Plus 7. It’s available in the same sizes as the Inovia, but it comes with a longer 7 year warranty.
If you’re looking for the same features offered with the Plus 7, but want to spend a little less, the Advance Combi is worth a look.
25kw, 30kw and 35kw options are available, but the warranty is slightly shorter than the Advance Plus 7, being just 5 years.
Biasi System Boilers
If your heating system uses a water cylinder (but not a water feed tank) and takes water directly from the mains, you’ll need a system boiler.
The current Biasi system boiler range is as follows:
The Inovia system boiler is only available as a 25kw unit, coming with a 5 year warranty.
Advance Plus System
Biasi’s Advance Plus System boiler comes with a 7 year warranty and is available as a 25kw or 30kw.
Looking for something slightly cheaper than the Advance Plus? The Advance comes with a 5 year warranty and is available as a 25kw or 30kw.
What Size Biasi Boiler Do You Need?
- Fuel type
- Property size
- Water demand (number of showers, for instance)
- The list continues…!
After 10 or so clickable multiple choice questions, you’ll get your boiler size on screen. You’ll also get a fixed price, which we’ll use later to compare with local installer’s prices, ensuring you get the best deal.
Before investing somewhere in the region of £2,000 into a new boiler installation, it’s worth doing some research.
Biasi boilers are known for being a reasonable brand, with good reliability. Like any product, reviews from existing customers might highlight any potential surprises.
Whilst Biasi are well known, they’re not fitted at the volume that the likes of Worcester Bosch are. And, that’s going to mean that reviews are a little thin on the ground.
Trust Pilot only currently holds 10 reviews from Biasi customers. Unfortunately, the overall review score isn’t particularly good, given it’s 2 out of 5 stars.
When it comes to buying your new boiler, the warranty is the one thing you should be paying close attention to.
Assuming a £2,000 total installation cost for a small-medium sized property, the boiler and associated parts will make up around half of that price; the rest is labour.
The thing is, the difference between a lesser-known brand with 1-2 years warranty, and a solid boiler manufacturer with 5 years warranty or more, is usually only a few hundred pounds. You should be aiming to get a boiler with 5 years warranty as a minimum.
And, that’s a thumbs up for Biasi boilers. Unlike other brands, their offering doesn’t include any of the lower end products that only come with a measly 1-2 year warranty. Instead, you’ll be getting from 5-7 years across the range.
It’s worth noting there are manufacturers offering warranties that are much longer. For instance, Ideal Boilers Max range, comes with a 12 year warranty. And, the likes of Worcester Bosch can offer up to 10 years when fitted via BOXT.
Biasi Boiler Prices
With a decent warranty on offer of 5 years or more, the next thing to consider is price. And, that’s another area that Biasi are favourable.
If we take their Advance Plus 7 Combi in its 30kw form, you’ll be looking at around £700; that’s excluding other parts needed for installation, such as a flue and boiler filter.
Comparing that against Bosch, you’d be looking at the Worcester 30i, which is priced online at around £1,000.
Basically, on paper, the Biasi Advance Plus 7 is around £300 cheaper.
There are a few things to consider that might change this price difference:
- Most merchants buy Worcester boilers in bulk, so your installer will get them much cheaper than online list prices
- An installer that fits a large volume of Worcester boilers, will get them even cheaper still
- You can get a Worcester fitted by a company part owned by Bosch (BOXT), and naturally, they can compete with Biasi boiler prices
- The Worcester 30i comes with 10 years warranty, whereas the Biasi Advance Plus 7, only comes with 7 years.
On the flip side, the same applies for merchants buying large volumes of Biasi boilers and a fitter installing 100s per year.
Long-story-short? You need to do your research on prices from fitters in your area to see what the exact price difference after installation is.
For Worcester, you can get a fixed price from BOXT on screen in about 90 seconds.
For Biasi, you can get quotes from installers near you, and compare that directly to Worcester prices from BOXT.
Repair Costs Versus Replacement Costs
Another thing worth considering, is whether repairing your boiler is more cost effective than a replacement.
Typically, if your boiler is over 5 years old, becoming unreliable, with an expected repair bill of over £400, investing in a new boiler is probably wise.
A new boiler, being energy efficient, can save up to £305 on fuel bills per year. So, even if you needed to buy a boiler on finance, the monthly savings could be paid for simply by the energy savings you’re making on a monthly basis.
For repair costs less than £400 on a boiler that in general, is in good condition and reliable, the wise move would be a repair. You can double check boiler repair costs here.
Should You Buy A Biasi Boiler?
There’s certainly nothing wrong with having a Biasi boiler fitted, but it’s important to not take that £300 price difference at face value. There’s a good chance that you’ll be able to get a Worcester fitted at a similar price and be able to take advantage of the extra 3 years warranty in the process.
If there’s a local installer getting excellent deals on Biasi boilers, that’s going to be the most cost-effective. But, if there’s nothing in it price wise, I’d prefer to stick with Worcester, simply because of the extra 3 years warranty.
So, that’s it. Thanks for reading our guide to Biasi boilers. Hopefully there is enough information for you to decide on whether a Biasi boiler is the right choice for you.
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