A rough guide to Boiler Replacement

heating and prevention of expensive repair costs, it may be an idea to consider boiler replacement before the winter sets in.

boiler repair
Most Plumbers Charge
£35+ per Hour
plumber repairs
The average emergency boiler call out
charge is £150
In the height of winter last year the average UK temperature was
1.64 degrees celcius

For efficient heating and prevention of expensive repair costs, it may be an idea to
consider boiler replacement before the winter sets in.

HERE'S A LITTLE HANDY GUIDE HOW

1
Establish the heating system you
currently have
You may have any of the below

3 heating systems

Combination boiler

Gravity fed system with water cylinder

High pressure system with water cylinder

If you see no separate water cylinder anywhere and your hot water is heated by a boiler for immediate use then you most likely have a

combination boiler

If you have a separate water cylinder then you are
likely to have a

gravity fed system

High Pressure System

are very uncommon, they deliver water at mains pressure and do not have tanks in the loft
2
What do you want to replace your current
heating system with?
Consider why you want to change, and the options you have
Consider the cost of upgrading
Consider some of the green deal options now available like Solar

COMBINATION BOILER


If you are happy with your current combination boiler, then another combo is a good option. If you're looking to increase the boiler size there are combo boilers of 30kW and upwards available these days.

HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS


Ideal for larger houses.

SOLAR WATER HEATING


In the summer 80-90% of your hot water is heated for free

GRAVITY FED SYSTEMS


Ideal if you are on a budget, in small properties.

CONDENSING BOILERS


Very energy efficient.
3

What are the cost considerations?

Here are some very general guesstimates of the costs involved

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

New boiler

£400-£1,800

Engineer labour

£400-£1,500

DEPENDING ON CURRENT INSTALLATION

OPTIONAL

Magnetic filtration system:

£120



Powerflushing 10 radiators:

£300


Adding new rdiators:

£70-£150

per radiator

New wireless programmer and thermostat:

£180

Adding Thermostatic Radiator Valves:

£20 per radiator


New hot water cylinder
(120 litre):

£250-£300



New hot water cylinder (250 litre solar compatible):

£800-£1,000

Upgrade gas supply pipe from meter to boiler to larger diameter pipe:

£120-200


Install condensate drain pipe:

£150-£250


Condensate pump, if access to a drain from the boiler is difficult:

£100

4

Next step

Replace an old or broken boiler for instant savings.
Your Best Replacement Options depend on how old and inefficient your existing boiler is and the fuel your boiler uses. Our trained professionals will be able to advise you on your best options.

Boilers account for about 55% of what you spend in a year on energy bills,so a efficient boiler makes a big cost difference. Replacing a Your Old Gas Boiler Can Save Up To £340 and 1500kg of carbon dioxide a year*.
Save On Household Bills
Save On Household Bills
Be good to the environment
Be good to the environment
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Work with qualified engineers
Get the lowest prices
Get the lowest prices