How to Find the Best Combi Boiler Prices

Get the best combi boiler prices

We all want the best value for money when buying something new so finding the cheapest combi boiler prices is worth spending some time on.

Apart from a car or a home, a combi boiler is one of the biggest purchases you’re likely to make and certainly one of the most important. Finding the best combi boiler prices is a must as there are lots of people out there who will try and rip you off with your new boiler installation prices.

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No need for storage tanks

Combi Boiler Benefits

Unless you live in a huge house, then there is no point in buying anything other than a combi boiler as there is just no need these days for things like

  • storage tanks
  • cylinders
  • lots of extra pipework
  • pumps
  • valves

which are all tucked away neatly in a combi boiler.

Ask Around.

This might seem obvious but some people do tend to go with the first combi boiler prices offered to them for their new heating installation or the first sales page they stumble across on the Internet.
Ask friends, family and work colleagues about their combi boiler prices. like how much they paid for it and how much to install it, have they had any problems, did they get heating cover or was it a big improvement on the old one etc..

You will be surprised at how much you will learn from this as buying a new combi boiler for your home is quite a big commitment and your new boiler cost could go through the roof if you are not careful.

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Choose the right boiler make

Getting parts easily and quickly is a must and buying a reliable boiler is a sure fire way to do that. There are quite a few combi boiler manufacturers out there who are reliable and trustworthy and have all sorts of different combi boiler price ranges to suit your needs and budget.

Always get a regular boiler service

Getting an annual boiler service is so important to help keep your boiler running smoothly. It is more likely to break down if you do not get it serviced regularly and in the end will lead to your combi boiler prices being a lot higher than what they could have been.

Use Online Forums

This is a must do for me when I have a new interest for getting information on any subject. These places are just filled with experts and people who know their stuff. So to find info on combi boiler prices, heating cover or home improvement, you would need to find a plumbing or heating forum. Just Google the words “UK heating forum” and hey presto, your in business..

What is the Full Gas Safe Registration Cost?

The Gas Safe registration cost explained

The Gas Safe registration cost is £438 including VAT. This includes one registered heating engineer and covers you for your first year.

From boiler servicing to boiler installations, you must Gas Safe registered to carry out work on any gas appliances safely and legally in the UK.

After 12 months you will have to pay an extra £186 for your Gas Safe registration cost renewal and every 12 months for as long as you want to be Gas Safe registered.

The £186 renewal fee is only if (like me) you renew online, if you want to pay any other way the renewal fee is £210.

gas safe registration cost cowboysIf you want to have extra heating engineers on your Gas Safe registration cost, then this will cost you £63.60 per heating engineer.

The Gas Safe registration cost can seem quite high when you are first starting out as a business but it’s a cost that you must find. I actually got a small start up loan in which my Gas Safe registration cost was paid for with along with some plumber tools that I needed.

I have not done it yet but you can sign up to pay by direct debit and spread your Gas Safe registration cost renewal over the year.

There are also Gas Safe notification costs to cough up every time you install a new gas appliance, normally combi boilers for me. You must notify the Gas Safe Register every time you install a new gas appliance and for this you must cough up £2.64.

The new boiler cost should more than cover this but there are a couple of ways to get out of paying these costs.gas safe registration cost scotland flag

  1. Move to Scotland or Northern Ireland (unless you already live there) as notifying Gas Safe Register for new boiler installations is not mandatory in these places yet.
  2. Fit boilers that pay your notification fees for you when you register the boiler warranty online. This is obviously an easier option and I don’t really ever pay notification costs these days as I normally fit Ideal and Baxi boilers and they notify Gas Safe for me, for free!

The Gas Safe registration cost is a lot to fork out in one lump but once you get a few boiler installations you should be able to pay it off.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking out Heating Cover

Heating Cover

We all need a heating system in our house but what happens is that those systems end up breaking down sooner or later. As you probably know, heating equipment can be very expensive and it’s important to be sure that we can fix whatever breakdown our system suffers.

Getting heating cover is a good idea for most people because it means you’ll always be protected against anything bad that might happen to your boiler and heating system.

Boiler repairs can be expensive. It really pays off to have heating cover. Here are five important factors to consider –

1.Who is responsible.

If you live in council housing or pay rent to a private landlord you don’t need to repair your heating system because they’re responsible for such repairs.

If you own your own home then you need heating cover because the money used to fix your heating system comes from your pocket. When you own your own home you’re responsible for everything that might need fixing and believe me that fixing your boiler can be really pricey.

You always get free heating cover when getting a new boiler installation as you get a warranty with the new boiler. Providing you get an annual boiler service then you will be fully covered for any boiler problems you may have.

 

heating cover split copper pipe2. What cover to choose.

You can get heating cover that insures only your boiler or heating cover that insures everything related with the heating of your home like pipes and radiators.

Each kind of heating cover has its own price but I recommend one that covers everything because you don’t pay much more and that way you can completely relax knowing you’re going to be fully protected against any heating system problems.

3. Which company?

This is a very important point because it will affect the cost of your heating cover. Some companies charge higher prices for the same services and it’s important to compare companies until you find the one that asks the lowest price but still offer high standards of quality.

4. How much do I still pay?

You need to pay attention to the amount of money that the insurance company covers when taking out heating cover. This value varies from insurance company to insurance company and it’s important to know that they cover a big enough amount of money to fix whatever happens to your heating system.

If for example your heating cover is up to £1,000 but your boiler is worth £2,000, then you will only get £1,000 to towards your new boiler cost if you need to replace it.

heating cover customer support5. Customer support.

Support is essential and it needs to be 24/7 because you can’t be without heating for a long time. You need to get information about the quality of the support of your heating cover and make sure that they will answer quickly to your calls.

Associated with support you also have the time they take to fix your heating system and that time needs to be quick. Make sure that the insurance company that you choose can send a good plumber to repair your boiler.

You need to pay attention to the heating cover you take out and try to save money but you can also save money on your energy bills if you choose the right gas supplier.

Nowadays life isn’t easy and we need to save money however we can and that’s why it is so important to correctly select your heating cover and your supplier.

How to Really Keep Your New Boiler Cost Down

If you are looking to buy a new boiler, keeping the cost down is always important for most people. Your new boiler cost can go through the roof when you don’t know what to look for. To keep your new combi boiler installation cost down, you need to look at a few different things.

new boiler cost researchResearch

You must do some research when looking for a new boiler installation so you know you are investing in a product you can rely on, but, also be cost effective for your budget.

There are lots of ways to do research, the simplest and most common way these days is on the Internet.

I can spend hours searching for the best deal when looking to buy simple household products. For new boiler installations, it is so much more important than your average purchase so putting some time and effort into research is a must to keep your new combi boiler prices to a minimum.

Manufacturer Matters

new bost cost brandsBuying new boilers like Vaillant and Worcester-Bosch are a good way to make sure you get a reliable boiler but this will also make sure your new boiler cost is pretty high.

As a boiler installations engineer, I think Ideal and Baxi are the best two boiler brands around for installers and home owners. I never have any problems with them and they come with great warranties which you will need to get an annual boiler service.

Ideal boilers have made a couple of rubbish boilers in the past (Ideal Isar/Icos) which got them a bad name.

However, Ideal make really good boilers nowadays. They are simple to use, simple to install, simple to repair and really cost effective for your average home.

The Ideal Logic range won the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2013.

new boiler cost saleNew Boiler Cost

You can buy a cheap brand new combi boiler these days for £400 but chances are it will not be long before it breaks down.

You should be looking to pay around £700 – £1000 for a decent boiler or £1000 – £2000 for a top of the range model.

You also need to buy a boiler flue (tube to take boiler fumes outside) separately, as you do not get flues with the new boiler unless it comes as a package deal. Flues cost between £50 – £100 for a standard flue kit.

 

Find Your Own

Buying your own boiler is key to keeping your new boiler cost down. You can buy new boilers cheaper online normally.

This is a good way to stop the plumber who is going to install your new boiler from making any profit on the sale of the new boiler cost.

If you know what else you need for your new boiler installation then buying as much as possible before hiring someone to install it is also going to keep your new boiler cost down. Things like –

  • copper tube and fittings
  • radiators and towel rails
  • radiator valves and TRV’s
  • compression fittings
  • central heating inhibitor and cleaner

 

Summary

So, to keep your new boiler cost down, buy as many parts and materials as you can for the new installation and do your research before getting any quotes. You must find that all important trustworthy heating installer.

You can also take out heating cover to cover the costs of any repairs or maintenance in the future. If your boiler is not still under warranty, then taking out some form of boiler insurance could be a good idea!