New combi boiler installation
The most popular type of domestic gas central heating boiler in the UK. How much does it cost to install new combi boiler?
- How much does a new combi boiler cost?
- Pay monthly boiler finance plan
- Why should I replace my old boiler?
- What is a combi boiler?
- Advantages of a combi boiler
- Popular brands
- Free combi boiler grant scheme
How much does a combi boiler cost?
The cost of a new combi boiler can vary depending on boiler brand and kw output, property size, and how much the installer charges for fitting.
Generally you should be paying around £1500-£2000 for a mid range combi boiler. This price should include boiler installation. However there may be extra costs if you need new pipework, rewiring or you prefer to move your boiler to a new location within your property.
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Choosing the right boiler
Before buying a new combi you there are several things you should check (in addition to the price of the new boiler and any installation costs).
- Is your new boiler a condensing boiler? This type of functionality is mandatory for any new boiler installations in the UK as they are more energy efficient
- Will heating controls / room thermostat come as standard?
- kw output of new combi boiler – the power output of a boiler is measured in kw (kilowatts). A larger boiler will cost more than one with a lower kw output
The table below lists the size of boiler and typical kw output needed to heat water and radiators within different property types.
|Property Type||RADIATORS||TYPICAL OUTPUT|
|Flat / Smaller House||Up to 10||24kw|
|3-4 Bedroom House||15||30kw|
|Large Detached||20+||35kw – 42kw|
|Approximate kw output required|
Paying monthly with a combi boiler finance plan
The price of a new boiler can be too expensive for most of us to pay in one go. However many families are taking advantage of a new method of replacing their old boilers.
Many suppliers have introduced pay monthly boiler plans which allow you to spread the cost of a new central heating system into smaller installments each month.
How do boiler finance plans work?
Subject to qualification you can have a new combi boiler installed with no upfront cost. Monthly payments are made from the energy you save after your new combi boiler is installed.
A new A rated boiler means savings of around £30 per month in the average size family home. This means that your new boiler starts paying for itself right away.
Furthermore, if you choose a longer warranty any boiler cover plan you have will not be needed. This means more savings each year. Your new system can end up paying for itself.
- flexible finance plans to suit your budget
- small monthly payments
- A rated condensing combi boiler
- No deposit options
- warranty included
- No boiler cover required
- New combi boiler from £20 PER MONTH
Through our network of approved Gas Safe installers Boilers UK can help you find the bests combi boiler deals. Leave a few details and we will put you in touch with 3 individual partners who can give you no obligation quotes .
Why should I replace my boiler?
It is estimated that during winter months your heating accounts for up to 60% of your energy bills. Therefore it is important that your boiler is heating your home at the lowest possible cost.
Many old boilers have a low energy rating . As a result you may be paying far more than you have to for your hot water and central heating.
Replacing your old one with a new boiler can mean savings of approximately £300 per year in the average UK home. That equates to £25 per month towards the cost of a new boiler.
Furthermore, a new combi boiler will come with a warranty of up to ten years. Therefore any boiler cover plan you currently have will not be needed. This means more savings on energy costs.
What is a combi boiler and how does it work?
A combi boiler is a central heating boiler and a water heater combined into one. It heats water for your taps and radiators without the need for a storage tank.
This means overall they are more energy efficient than regular boilers because they provide instant hot water on an “as required” basis. As a result there’s no need to heat up a whole hot water cylinder when you only want to use a little.
Combi boilers are also popular because they are more compact than other boiler types. Conventional gas boilers require extra storage space in your loft or cupboard.
The diagram below provides a simplified example of how a combi boiler generates hot water for your taps or central heating system.
- Cold water enters the combi boiler via the mains tap (Note there is no water storage tank)
- A sensor detects that heat is required and the burner inside the boiler is fired up
- The cold water is passed through a heat exchanger and reaches the required temperature
- Hot water is fed to your tap from the boiler
Advantages of a combi boiler
- Energy efficient
- Lowers carbon dioxide emissions
- Only heat the amount of water that you need
- Compact and aesthetically pleasing as they can be placed in cupboards or smaller storage spaces
- No need for water storage tank or hot water cylinder
Popular boiler brands
Free boiler grant scheme
If you live in a low income household you may still qualify for a free boiler. The Energy Company Obligation runs until the Autumn of 2018.
ECO is a Government-led energy efficiency scheme that provides funding to help families on benefits or tax credits with home improvement measures.
If you are eligible you may qualify for a brand new A rated boiler free of charge. Find out if you qualify for an ECO boiler grant >>
What our visitors say
“The cost of paying for a new boiler in one go was outwith my budget. Smaller monthly payments was much easier and i ended up no worse off due to the reduction in my energy bills”