Boiler Installation Nottingham: Get A New Boiler Or Boiler Replacement in Nottingham
Getting a boiler replaced in Notts can be a thing of nightmares. Decent local installers are hard to come by, large firms like British Gas charge an arm and a leg, and it’s almost impossible to get a fixed quote in a reasonable timeframe.
The good news? With lots of patience and a bit of research, you can still pull your boiler installation project off without a hitch. And this post will show you how to do it. If you’re short on time, you’ll also have the chance to get fixed quote on your screen right away.
Read on to find out more.
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Busted boiler in Nottingham? Get your replacement tomorrow
The quickest way to lock in a boiler quote and get next-day service is to go through Heatable. The online installation company services most of the nation, including the East Midlands and the City of Nottingham. Because its network of installers is so vast, it can easily arrange for next-day service and get your new boiler up and running ASAP.
What’s more, Heatable has great partnerships with premium boiler brands, like Worcester Bosch, but none of the overhead of large, national companies. This means that Heatable can offer you very reasonable rates compared to national companies, or even some overpriced local Nottingham firms.
It only takes a minute to get your estimate, and all you have to do is input a few details (no personal information) into Heatable’s online calculator. Heatable will then recommend a range of boilers to suit your property and give you a fixed-price quote with flexible payment plans, guaranteed work, and no down payment. If you submit your request by 3pm, Heatable’s licensed installers will show up at your door the very next way and get to work.
We always suggest getting multiple quotes but we would strongly suggest that at least one of those quotes comes from Heatable – you won’t regret it.
Get quotes from national and local installers, too
Getting as many quotes as possible is the key to ensuring that you end up with a fair deal. That’s why you should take the time to get pricing from large national companies, and local Nottingham installers, too.
National companies — quality work, but often overpriced
Large companies spend substantial sums on marketing, administration, and office space, and all this overhead inevitably trickles down to the customer. That said, these firms are reputable and reliable, so you don’t have to worry about poor quality workmanship. Most also offer live support, so it’s easier to get any unexpected boiler issues sorted out than with a small-scale local installer. And while they’re typically pricey, large national firms often have incredible deals on boiler installation, so they’re always worth checking out.
Local installers — better deals, but higher risk of poor workmanship
Nottingham-based installers can be cheaper than the likes of British Gas, but don’t just jump at the first low price you see. More often than not, unusually low pricing means either that the installer is unlicensed, or that they’re not including something in their estimate.
If you’re opting for a Notts-based boiler installer, it may be wise to assess their reputation through word-of-mouth. Doing so will let you weed out the bad apples and avoid a potential horror story. Likewise, it’s essential to get 3 quotes at a minimum before proceeding with installation. The comparison will let you spot prices that are too low or too high, and help you pick a reasonable deal.
You can also get your quote from Heatable first, and use it as a benchmark when you compare the prices.
What type of boiler should you choose?
Choosing the right type of boiler is just as important as getting the right installer. Over time, it can save you a lot of money if you get the right boiler upfront.
Don’t just leave this decision to your installer, though. A lot of installers get certain makes and models at a discount from their supplier. And while this may increase their profits, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the right boiler for your property. It’s up to you to ensure you’re asking for the correct model before you proceed with the installation.
To zero in on the right boiler make and model, ask yourself 3 simple questions:
What fuel should I use?
The first consideration is what fuel you need your boiler to run on.
There are a number of different options out there including:
- Renewable energy sources
What kind of fuel does your boiler use?
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Most of the people in Nottingham and the East Midlands live in urban areas where the vast majority of properties have access to mains gas. This is the cheapest and easiest fuel to choose and also gives you the widest choice of boilers.
What boiler type works best for my property?
The next question is what type of gas boiler you need. Again, there are a number of different types of boiler you can choose from. These include:
- Combi Boiler
- Regular Boiler
- System Boiler
- Compact Boiler
A combi boiler is ideal if you live in a flat, an apartment, or a small house, as most people in the Nottingham area will.
If you have a larger home or a property with a water tank in the roof and an airing cupboard, you will need a regular boiler unless you want to change your system, which will add to the cost.
System boilers are usually used in commercial buildings so it is unlikely you will want one of those.
Compact boilers are a smaller version of a combi boiler and ideal for small properties where space is really tight.
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What size boiler do I need?
When we talk about the size of your new boiler, we are actually referring to its power capacity rather than the physical size of the unit.
It is really important that you get the size of your new boiler right. That’s because improperly sized boilers cannot operate efficiently — they either leave you cold, or unnecessarily inflate your energy expenses.
Assuming you are looking for a combi boiler, here are the three main boiler size ranges:
|Boiler Size||Radiators||Bathrooms||Property Type|
|24kW-27kW||10 or fewer||1||Apartments, 1 & 2 bed houses|
|28kW-34kW||10-15||2||Medium size 2-4 bed homes|
You can ask your engineer’s advice too, but they may well charge you for the call out. Another option to get a more precise idea of what size you need is to use Heatable’s online calculator. By filling in the details in their online form, you will learn exactly what size of boiler you need, and see a recommendation of the best models and prices.
Nottingham Boiler Installation and Replacement: How much does it cost?
If we assume that you live in an average-sized Nottingham property and are planning to buy a 24kW combi gas boiler, you can expect to have to pay something in the region of £2,000. This is a very rough number — the true estimate hinges on a wide array of factors, like your precise location, the ease of installation, your heating needs, and more. Your local installer, or a company like Heatable can quote you with a greater degree of certainty.
Moving The Location of Your Boiler
Are you planning to install your boiler in a brand-new location in your home? If so, expect to add at least £350-750 more to the price of installation. That’s because the installer will have to set up new pipework, and may even have to penetrate your interior and exterior walls, as well as the roof. All these labour costs will inevitably drive the bill up. To avoid surprise extra costs, be sure to tell your installer that you need to install your boiler in a new location on your property.
Do I need to buy any extras?
Certain additional features and services can extend the life of your new boiler and ultimately save you money in the long run. Some of the extras you would be well-advised to consider adding are:
A magnetic filter to keep your radiators sludge-free
This useful filter collects up any metallic debris that can build up in your heating system. This can develop into sludge and have a negative impact on your boiler’s performance. It can even cause serious damage components. A magnetic filter helps to prevent this and is well worth having.
A scale filter to prevent limescale buildup in the system
Nottingham sits slap-bang in the middle of the UK’s hard water region and this means that limescale is a real problem for people living there. It can build up on your boiler components and clog up entire heating systems. A scale filter helps to prevent this and also extends the life of your boiler.
A hot / power flush to clean the system before installing a new boiler
If you have an older heating system, it is likely that it already has some muck and sludge in the system. When you are spending money on a new boiler, it is a good idea to get this cleaned out to stop it causing problems in the future. A hot flush or a power flush will do this but be careful. Power flushing an older heating system can cause damage to joints and older pipework so you should always check with your engineer before proceeding.
Some installers will include these extras as part of their price, others may quote them separately, so read each proposal carefully.
If your installation company suggests any other extras, our advice would be to do some research to see what they are and whether they are worth the money. If you have any questions about any of these extras, we are always happy to try and answer them.
For people who live in Nottingham or across the East Midlands, this essential guide to buying a replacement boiler hopefully contains all the information you need to make the right decisions and save some money.
We have outlined how you can choose the right boiler for your property, telling you about different types and giving you a size guide. We have also given you some advice on what extras you need and the cost of moving a boiler.
In addition, we have also explained how to get the best possible price for installing a replacement boiler and outlined the three different types of installation companies there are on the market at the moment. In particular, we have recommended you get a quote from online installation company Heatable, which offers some of the best prices around on a huge range of high-quality boilers.
If you have any questions about buying a new boiler in Nottingham, please do feel free to leave them in the comment box below. We always answer any questions or comments we receive.