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.
You must do some research when looking for a new boiler installation. This is so you know you are investing in a product you can rely on. 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. Putting some time and effort into research is a must to keep your new combi boiler prices to a minimum.
As a boiler installation engineer, I think Ideal and Baxi are the best two boiler brands around for installers and homeowners. 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 poor boilers in the past (Ideal Isar/Icos) which gave Ideal boilers 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.
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.
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 (large pipe to take boiler fumes outside) separately. 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. You may need a vertical flue, which is more expensive, or you may need to buy flue extensions if you have a long way to go from the boiler to outside.
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
So, to keep your new boiler cost down, buy as many parts and materials as you can for the new installation. Do your research before getting any quotes. You must find a 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!