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Keeping Your New Boiler Cost Down – An Installers Guide

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If you are looking to buy a new boiler installation, 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 boiler prices down, you need to look at a few different things.

Research, Research, Research!

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, it is cost-effective for your budget.

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

I can spend hours searching for the best deal when looking to buy even the most 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 important to keep potential new boiler prices to a minimum.

Manufacturer Matters

Buying new boilers like Vaillant and Worcester-Bosch is a good way to make sure you get a reliable boiler. But this will also make sure your new boiler cost is high.

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As a Gas Safe registered installation engineer, I think Ideal and Baxi are the best two boiler brands around for homeowners and installers. I never have had any problems with them and they come with great warranties for 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 great 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.

Cheap New Boiler Cost 

Piggy Bank Tap CoinsYou 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.

Buy Your Own Boiler

Ideal Logic Combi BoilerBuying the boiler yourself 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 a new boiler installation, then buying as much as possible before hiring someone to install it will also keep your new boiler cost down. 

You will need –

  • Copper tube and fittings

  • Radiators and towel rails

  • Radiator valves

  • Central heating inhibitor and cleaner

new copper pipe and fittings

 

Summary

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

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

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