A new energy efficient boiler could reduce your fuel bill by over £300 per annum thus covering the cost of buying and having one installed in a matter of years. As well as being more cost effective, new replacement boilers are going to be more reliable than those that have been in people's homes for the past twenty or thirty years so are less likely to break down when least expected.
Best gas boilers
There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account when deciding which is going to be the most suitable boiler such as the size of your property and how many people live in it.
Types of gas boiler
The three main types of boiler used in the UK are system boilers, conventional/heat only/traditional boilers and combination (combi) boilers.
System boiler -
most of the hot water and heating system components are contained in the boiler, a cylinder for keeping the hot water is needed but no cold water tank is needed in the loft.
Benefits of System Boiler:
- Permanent supply of hot water to all taps in the home all the time and perfect for properties with two or more bathrooms.
Conventional/heat only/traditional boiler -
suitable for homes that presently have a conventional hot water and heating system linked to a hot water cylinder. Tanks are required in the loft for cold water that feeds the hot water cylinder and to maintain the central heating system's water level.
Benefits of Conventional Boiler:
- The provision of hot water to all taps at the same time making it ideal for properties with more than one bathroom. It is also an option when water pressure is low.
provides hot water for both the central heating and the taps. When a tap is turned on, the water is heated straight from the mains so there is no need to store hot or cold water in a cylinder or tank.
Benefits of Combi Boiler:
- Combi boilers being suitable for a small property due to the boiler being compact and cost effective.
Boiler prices and installation costs
The price of a boiler depends upon the type and size of boiler. Below is an indication of the typical price range of a boiler: -
|Type of boiler
||£499 to £825
||£512 to £910
||£492 to £3,600
||£2,057 to £3,191
||£1,335 to £2,407
||£1,107 to £3,770
Boiler Installation costs:
There are a number of factors that impact upon the cost of installing a boiler but as a guide you may be talking in the region of £500 to £3,000 but it could be more.
We can arrange for you to receive a number of competitive quotations for the purchase and installation of a boiler from a number of our experienced, reliable suppliers and/or fitters who are on our extensive, nationwide panel.