New Boiler Replacement & Installation Costs
The process of buying a new boiler replacement can be daunting at first. What type of boiler do you need? Which is the best brand? How much does a new boiler cost?
Luckily, new boiler replacement is our favourite subject here at Boiler Guide! Here we take you through the big decisions you need to make and what you can expect in terms of the cost of new boiler installation. To kick things off, here are some typical boiler costs (excluding installation) for the leading boiler brands.
|Glow-worm||From £560 to £980|
|Ideal||From £700 to £1,050|
|Potterton||From £700 to £1,050|
|Baxi||From £730 to £830|
|Vaillant||From £800 to £1,450|
|Worcester Greenstar||From £1,300 to £2,100|
These are general price ranges but there are lots of factors which will affect the cost of your boiler replacement. For example, the type of heating system and boiler you have will increase or decrease the price. Generally, replacement combi boilers cost the least and regular boilers are the most expensive.
Find out more about types of boilers.
Do you need a new boiler replacement
As boilers age, they can become inefficient and sometimes very unreliable. This leads to more and more frequent breakdowns and eventually a new boiler replacement is the only option. Replacing a boiler is not cheap so it’s best to be sure that it is the right move before going ahead, but it can often turn out to be more cost effective in the long term. If you are not sure if you need a boiler repair or boiler replacement, find a local heating engineer for professional advice.
Here are the biggest signs that you should be considering a boiler replacement.
So replacing your old boiler could reduce your energy bills, improve your comfort, make your home safer, lower your carbon footprint and make your property more attractive to potential buyers.
Sounds good, but how much does a new boiler replacement cost?
How much is a new boiler?
The typical cost of a standalone boiler replacement (excluding installation) will range from £700 to £2,500, the price will depend on the brand of boiler, type and size of boiler you need to provide adequate heat and hot water for your home.
We’ve put together a list of popular boiler manufacturers and models with their typical costs. Approximate prices are shown for both the cost of the boiler by itself (with VAT) and the potential total cost including installation.
Vaillant Boiler Costs
|Boiler Make & Model||Suitability||Typical Cost of Boiler||Approximate Fitted Price*|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 937 combi||Large properties with multiple bathrooms||£1400||£2000 – £2500|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive 832 combi||3 bedrooms, 1 ensuite||£1300||£1800 – £2300|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 combi||2-3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom||£870||£1330 – £1830|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 28 combi||2-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms||£1000||£1420 – £1920|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 612 system||Small flat||£820||£1260 – £1760|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 618 system||2-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms||£950||£1390 – £1890|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 637 system||Large house with multiple bathrooms||£1270||£1740 – £2240|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 415 heat only||2 bedrooms||£800||£1240 – £1740|
|Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 4345 heat only||4-5 bedrooms with multiple bathrooms||£1430||£1930 – £2430|
Baxi Boiler Costs
|Boiler Make & Model||Typical Cost of Boiler||Fitted Price*|
|Baxi Duo-tec Combi 33 Gas Boiler||£975||£1,475 – £1,975|
|Baxi EcoBlue Advance 28 Combi Gas Boiler||£1,100||£1,600 – £2,100|
|Baxi EcoBlue System 32 Gas Boiler||£1,127||£1,627 – £2,127|
|Baxi EcoBlue Advance Heat 30 Gas Boiler||£985||£1,485 – £1,985|
Worcester Boiler Costs
|Boiler Make & Model||Typical Cost of Boiler||Fitted Price*|
|Worcester Greenstar 30i Combi Gas Boiler||£800||£1300 – £1800|
|Worcester Greenstar 38CDi Classic Combi Gas Boiler||£1,331||£1,831 – £2,131|
|Worcester Greenstar 27i System Gas Boiler||£981||£1,481 – £1,981|
|Worcester Greenstar 24Ri Regular Gas Boiler||£900||£1,400 – £1,900|
*Price of installation ranges from £500 – £1000 on top of the cost of the boiler.
Boiler installation by a local boiler replacement company
Whether you’re looking for a new boiler replacement or need a whole new central heating system installed, your local heating engineer should be able to carry out the work for you. An experienced heating engineer will need to take a look at your existing boiler and current setup. He will discuss your options and provide you with a quote. To get a competitive price, we recommend you get three quotes and compare all of their advice and prices; don’t just go with the first company.
Should you decide to go with a local engineer, they will usually purchase the boiler on your behalf directly from a supplier and install your new replacement boiler. Depending on the make and model, the boiler should also benefit from a warranty to give you peace of mind.
Get quotes from local boiler and heating engineers via our free service. The quotes are free and there’s no obligation. In many cases local engineers will offer a very competitive rate for their services. Prices quoted will vary, depending on the work involved to replace your boiler, but you should expect to pay around £1,500 – £3,500 for the supply and fit of a straightforward boiler replacement.
How much does boiler installation cost?
In addition to the buying the boiler itself, you will also need to pay a Gas Safe registered engineer to remove the old boiler and install it in your home. If your gas boiler replacement is straightforward – the gas pipe is an adequate size and the flue will remain in the same place – then a typical all-inclusive price should be in the region £1,800-£3,500.
The cost of this will depend on the complexity of work involved, i.e. the longer it takes the more you will pay. If the new boiler is to be installed in the same place as your old boiler and is the same type (e.g. combi, system or regular), you will pay less than someone who wants to move their boiler to a new location or wants to change from a regular to a combi boiler.
Your central heating system will also need to be flushed before the new boiler is installed. This prevents sludge, dirt and debris which has built up in the system over time from contaminating your new boiler and typically costs around £200-£400. You may also need a new TRVs (thermostatic radiator valves) or a magnetic filter to trap sludge, dirt and debris and increase the efficiency of your central heating system.
Installation costs will vary from installer to installer and the best way to keep costs down is to compare quotes from multiple engineers. Send us an enquiry now and we’ll find you up to 3 free no-obligation quotes from approved installers in your area.
Need help with the cost of a new boiler?
If you receive benefits and meet the eligibility criteria, you may qualify for a free boiler grant towards the cost of a new boiler. To find out if there is funding available and if you could eligible for a grant visit www.boilergrants.co.uk. If you do not qualify for a boiler grant, many installers now offer boiler finance deals or pay monthly boilers which will enable you to spread the cost of the boiler over affordable monthly payments rather than paying all in one go.
Benefits of a New Replacement Boiler
While older boilers often only reach 50-70% efficiency, new A-rated models have to be at least 92% efficient by law. The less energy efficient your boiler is, the more of your fuel will be wasted and the higher your heating bills will be. Replacing a G rated boiler with an A rated boiler could save households up to £350 per annum.
Replacing an old inefficient boiler with a newer model should improve the comfort of your home as it will heat your home more effectively. This is particularly important if there are vulnerable people in the home such as young children or elderly people.
Better for the environment
A new A-rated boiler which wastes less fuel will help to bring down your household’s carbon emissions and reducing your impact on the environment.
Add value to the property
Your home will be more energy efficient and therefore more attractive to potential purchasers when you come to sell it.
Comparing boiler replacement costs
The installation of a gas boiler must be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. To get the best price possible we recommend you compare quotes from multiple approved heating engineers. This will enable you to make sure you’re getting the best solution for your home at the best possible price.
Send us an enquiry today and we’ll put you in touch with up to 3 approved heating engineers in your area. They’ll provide free no-obligation boiler replacement quotes so you can find out exactly how much your boiler replacement will cost.