Having a fully functional, efficient boiler is one of the most important aspects within our homes. Without it, there’ll be no hot water for bathing, showering and washing up, and there’ll be no central heating throughout the colder months. As a result, homeowners should do what they can to keep their boiler maintained and in good working order.
However, as with any appliance within the home, all boilers have a certain lifespan before they become inefficient or break down completely. In today’s financial climate, an inefficient boiler could mean unnecessary high bills – something that nobody wants to face due to the energy price crisis.
If you’re in the market for a new boiler, you may be wondering how much it’s going to cost you – and ultimately wondering whether it’ll save you some money in the long term.
As leading experts in boiler installation Essex, at Prime Gas, we have decades of experience helping our customers find the most cost-effective options for boilers. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the different types of boilers and how much they cost.
Types of boilers
Did you know there are a few different types of boilers available on the market, each with their own price point? The type of boiler you’ll need with depend on your property and what you already have installed in your home. The most popular boiler systems in the UK are combi boilers and system boilers.
One of the most efficient options is a combi boiler. Combi boilers are a compact option providing heating and hot water all from one single unit. As a result, they are great for space saving. However, they’re not the best choice if you have a home with over three bedrooms. This is because they are ideally suited for small – medium sized properties which don’t require a lot of hot water or energy.
System boilers on the other hand require a water tank (usually housed in an airing cupboard) and are better suited for larger homes. This is because the water tank can store more hot water for use in bigger families.
How much do boilers cost?
Ball park figures for a combi boiler system start at around £600, whilst system boilers will set you back around £900, depending on what kind of installation you require.
How much should I budget for installation?
You should never attempt to install a new boiler yourself. Always use a gas safe registered engineer. This is because central heating systems run off mains gas and mistakes could pose a fire risk.
Therefore, you’ll need to factor in installation when buying a new boiler. For the boiler and installation, prices usually start around £2500, depending on what find of fitting you’re having done.
If you’d like to find out more about Prime Gas’ services and get a quote from us for your new boiler, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.