Ferroli Boiler Guide : Prices, Reviews, and Alternatives
Has an installer recommended you install a Ferroli boiler, and not sure if it’s the right brand for you? You’re on the right page, then — below, we’ll cover all you need to know about Ferroli boilers, their prices, features, and alternatives.
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Are Ferroli Boilers Any Good?
Ferroli boilers boast decent quality, and may be a good fit for you if you’re on a budget.
Ferroli is an Italian manufacturer of heating appliances, founded back in 1955. It wasn’t until the 1980s that they began exporting their products to the UK, and since then, they’ve grown from strength to strength. Nowadays, Ferroli have an assortment of products available in the UK, including combi boilers, open vent boilers, and system boiler ranges, as well as commerical heating equipment and solar panels.
Typically, you’ll find Ferroli pitched against budget brands; their prices are far lower than those of Worcester Bosch, Viessmann, Baxi, Potterton, Ideal, and Vaillant. So, if you choose a Ferroli, you’ll pay less to install it than any of the brands mentioned above.
Ferroli Boiler Prices
There’s a good chance that either you, or your installer, has picked Ferroli simply due to their attractive price.
The fact is, Ferroli boiler prices are some of the lowest out there. So, if you’re on a tight budget and are willing to compromise a bit, you’ll end up saving anywhere between £100-400.
Let’s take the Ferroli Modena 27kW, for instance — a gas boiler that’ll suit a small-to-medium sized property. You can expect to pay around £650-700 (boiler cost only) if you buy from a plumbing merchant.
A comparable Worcester Bosch combi boiler model, like the Greenstar 4000 25kW, will cost nearly double — around £1,200 (boiler only). Apart from price, the big difference here is the Ferroli Modena comes with a 5-year boiler warranty, whilst you’ll get 10 years on the Worcester when you use an accredited Worcester installer like Heatable.
Ferroli Boiler Installation Costs
So, what can you expect to pay as an overall installation price for a Ferroli? This will vary depending on a whole host of factors, including:
- Your location — Londoners can expect to pay more
- The installer you choose — large, national companies tend to charge more than smaller local trades and online installation companies
- The fuel your existing boiler runs on — converting from LPG to natural gas is simple, but changing from an oil to a gas boiler will require some new connections to be made
- Whether you’re moving the boiler to a new location — relocating your boiler location means changes to the pipework, which will add on to your installation bill
- The list goes on
That said, for a combi boiler like the Ferroli Modena 27kW, we’d expect to pay around £1,800 on average.
Keep in mind that it’s not just the boiler and labour you’ll be paying for here. Your installer will need things like a flue, chemicals to flush out your system, a boiler filter, fittings, and boiler controls. You can get boiler quotes from local installers here.
Ferroli Installation Cost Comparison to Other Brands
Directly compared to the Greenstar 4000 from Worcester Bosch mentioned above, we’d expect to save around £250 by fitting the Ferroli (installers such as Heatable, which focus on Worcester, may be more competitive). This price difference could rise to around £350-400 if you’re using an installer that doesn’t specialise in Worcester.
The main problem here, is Worcester have a bigger support team, not to mention the fact that a warranty that’s 2 times longer than Ferroli’s, at 10 years.
We always stress how important a long warranty is. Whilst 5-years is reasonable (and acceptable), we’d sooner pay a little extra and get an additional 5 years’ peace of mind.
Ferroli Boiler Range
Mind you, not all Ferroli models come with a 5-year warranty, which is the minimum we’d suggest when forking out in excess of £1,800 to install a boiler.
As an example, the Ferroli iBoiler range only comes with a 2-year warranty. Regardless of the product’s quality and reliability, we’d prefer to stick to combi boilers with a longer warranty; 2 years just isn’t enough to protect you from boiler problems on a potential £1,800+ purchase.
RELATED READING: You can learn more about Ferroli fault codes by reading our thorough guide to the most common boiler error codes you could expect from these boilers.
The Modena range from Ferroli comes with a standard 5-year warranty, which is adequate. However, there is the option to upgrade to a 7 or 10-year warranty when you make the purchase. So, if you go for the Modena, it makes sense to upgrade to a longer warranty.
Ferroli Combi Boiler Features
One thing Ferroli pride themselves is the lack of moving components. In fact, there are only four moving parts in a modern Ferroli — the fan, pump, gas valve, domestic hot water flow meter.
This means that the boiler is less likely to break, and if it does, boiler engineers won’t struggle with diagnosing the problem. This fact alone should reduce the cost of any repairs you’re liable for in the future.
What’s more, these boilers are reasonably durable, boasting parts like an extra-thick stainless steel heat exchanger. And, you can rest assured that running a Ferroli won’t result in unnecessarily high energy bills — these boilers have an A+ energy efficiency rating, and a modulating range that reaches 1:12.
Ferroli Boiler Reviews
It’s worth researching online reviews before buying something; especially if the “something” will set you back £1,800+.
Unfortunately, Ferroli aren’t as popular a boiler manufacturer as Baxi or Worcester. And that means that the reviews are a little thin on the ground.
Now, we did find that there are over 200 reviews giving Ferroli an overall 4/5 star rating on TrustPilot, which isn’t bad at all. There are further reviews over at Review Centre, but these are far less rosy — only 20% of the surveyed customers would recommend a Ferroli product.
Which Boiler Brand Should You Buy?
The opinions surrounding Ferroli seem to be split. From my time working at a plumbing merchant I know there are boiler engineers that swear by them, but there also plenty that focus on fitting combi boilers from other brands.
In our opinion, the best combi boilers come from the likes of Worcester, Baxi, Vaillant, Potterton, Ideal, Viessmann and the likes.
They vary in price and are usually more expensive. But paying a little extra usually gets you a reliable boiler with a long warranty, so you won’t have to spend money on repairs or another costly boiler replacement in the future.
Remember, there are always ways to get boilers from leading brands without overspending.
A typical example would be by using a company like Heatable. They put technology above salespeople to offer stellar boiler install prices, meaning Heatable get Worcester Bosch boilers extremely cheap. The result is that their prices (total installation cost) aren’t far off the price of Ferroli’s when fitted by a local Gas Safe engineer, and they come with a longer warranty and heating controls.
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