If your looking for a new boiler, there’s a good chance your overwhelmed. From installation costs, to size, energy savings and even the cost to relocate your appliance.
Don’t want to trawl 100s of pages to find the answer? Fear not.
Over the past few years, we’ve published 100s of guides relating to old and new boilers. We thought it was about time that we put all guides together into a new boiler FAQ.
Have a flick through the questions below and click through to find the answer.
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Our boiler sizing guide can be found here.
For average properties, you’ll be looking at a 24kw-30kw boiler which even from a leading brand, could be under £1,000, more if it’s oil, rather than gas.
Read our guide to the best boiler brands. It’s hard to recommend specifics, without spec’ing your property. Your engineer will suggest the best boiler for your property based on type (combi, conventional etc), fuel type (oil, gas, LPG, electric), price and size.
Expect for prices for boiler replacement to start at around £1,700. That’s for a 24kw basic gas installation. Prices will increase for larger boilers, and even more so for oil installations.
There’s a guide on free boilers for pensioners here. It’s unlikely you’ll get a free boiler if you’re not on Pension Guarantee Credit.
The labour fitting cost is likely to make up £500-750 of the replacement cost.
My opinion is it’s worth comparing BOXT with local installers. Other national installers asides from BOXT, tend to cost £100s more than they need to.
It sure is, we’ve created a guide to the costs relating to relocating a boiler here.
No problem. The cost of central heating installation can be found here.
This guide includes costs related to moving, adding and installing radiators.
Magnetic system filters are the first line of defence for your boiler. It should be combined with dosing the system with a central heating inhibitor.
We’d advise having one fitted (check which quotes include a filter, as one that’s inclusive, could be offering up to £200 of additional value for the same price).
We’ve wrote a guide on magnetic boiler filters here.
Old boilers become unreliable, so there’s a good chance you’ll be spending money on boiler repairs.
And, the Energy Saving Trust has a useful chart here, which shows the potential savings on your energy bills; up to £305 per year.
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