In truth, there’s no one-size-fits-all quote for a new boiler – and you should be wary of anyone who claims to offer this. To clear things up, we’ll provide some ballpark figures for a new boiler and discuss some of the factors that affect the price.
The cost of a new boiler can fall anywhere from as little as £1,000 to upwards of £5,000, depending on the job at hand. Research by Which even found that quotes for a single job varied by more than £3,000. That’s the same type of boiler, same size of home and the same location.
However, the averages from their quotes do provide a bit of insight into the average cost of a new boiler. Researchers at Which got a median quote of £2,595 for a modern condensing boiler. But it’s important to consider the following factors, which could see your quotes increase or decrease…
Firstly, what type of boiler do you need? Combi boilers are generally a bit cheaper than system boilers, with conventional boilers costing the most. That’s partly down to system and conventional boilers having supplementary tanks or cylinders.
In many cases, this will be a like-for-like replacement with your existing boiler, as the type of boiler generally depends on the size of your home. However, if you do need a conversion, this will usually increase the price of the installation, as there will be additional parts and labour required.
Like a car, vacuum cleaner or even a pair of shoes, the cost of a new boiler can also depend on the make and model you choose. Brands that have built up a reputation for quality, efficiency and reliability will come at a premium, with more advanced models adding to the cost too.
The size of your home will not only determine the type of boiler you need, but the size of it too. Consider the number of rooms that need heating and how many bathrooms require hot water simultaneously. A standard combi boiler is sufficient for most homes with 1-2 bathrooms and up to 4 bedrooms, while larger homes may see costs rise for more powerful models.
Finally, the price of your new boiler will depend on who is installing it. Each company or sole trader will provide their own quote for the job based on their time, the cost of the boiler and any other parts required, or services provided.
Remember, cheapest isn’t always the best. You’re better off paying a bit more for an installer with plenty of experience, Gas Safe certification and knowledge of the best products. In doing so, you’ll save more in the long run with a reliable, efficient boiler and lower bills for years to come.
If you’re considering a new boiler for your home or commercial property, it’s always best to get a quote that’s tailored to your requirements.
At Glasgow Boiler Repair, we’ll perform a number of tests, such as a flow rate check, to decide on the best boiler for your home. We’ll then provide a free quote with no obligation, so you can make an informed decision in your own time.
To arrange a quote, simply contact our team today.