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How Much for a New Gas Boiler?

Becky Mckay
By: Becky Mckay
Updated: 11th October 2023

With the recent and increasing advances in boiler systems, offering sleeker, smaller, quieter systems with higher rates of efficiency leading to lower heating bills and lower environmental damage, it’s easy to see why many people choose to central heating boilers or even replace older boilers that have not yet reached the end if their life-span with a more modern option.

While the boiler itself is often the most expensive part of a new system, the total cost of a full installation will also include other important items such as pipes, insurance, overtime, valves, filters and often powerflushing which are all as important in their own right.

Boiler Costs

There are many different ways to pay for your new boiler including boiler finance, with each type having a different price, sometimes even drastically so. Many large companies offer the boiler and system all installed with one set price (although it is wise to check carefully everything this covers – sometimes unexpected fees can crop up). This is often the most expensive option, with a lack of control given to the customer on the installation of the boiler system, but the peace of mind from a large company installing it with the promise of everything settled.

Another method is to buy the parts yourself separately, and hire an independent fitter to install the boiler for you. Doing this can be risky, so you should always ensure you have the exact parts you need by asking your fitter in detail exactly what is required. Also, getting your fitter to buy the parts for you is often as cheap as getting it yourself as they will have access to discount unavailable to you.

Engineer and Fitting Costs

A qualified plumber or boiler engineer is your only viable option. It may be cheaper to hire a “rogue trader” type to fix your boiler, but the danger of a botch job is unthinkable. Only use a Gas Safe registered plumber to install your new gas boiler.

A good way of ensuring you get a trusted and honest fitter is by asking for recommendations from friends or acquaintances or researching local companies on the internet. Of course, to get the best deal it is always wise to get as many quotes as possible for the work needed performed, rather than choosing the first fitter than can do the job.

Cost in Conclusion

The cost of a new boiler system will vary depending on the type of company you employ and type of boiler required – a large company will typically be more expensive but will not require as much effort on your part to get the work done, and independent company or single person fitter will often be cheaper and (provided you choose wisely) highly experienced.

For accurate prices get free quotes from Gas Safe registered heating engineers.

Becky Mckay

About the author

Becky Mckay

Becky has been a writer at Boiler Guide since 2021. Her vast boiler knowledge means she’s ready to help with any home heating query, big or small!

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