Having a new boiler installed in your home doesn’t come cheap. Modern boiler systems have a lot of complex electronics inside to make them run more efficiently but that has driven up the upfront costs. They do save you money over the long haul by using less energy than older boilers but initial purchase and the installation can get pretty pricey.
Most of the time boilers are replaced during an emergency when you don’t have much of a choice. There are ways that you can save money on the overall costs and here is how you can do it.
What Makes Boiler Installation Costs so Expensive?
There are several different factors that will drive up the costs of you boiler installation, here is a closer look at them.
Type of Boiler: The boiler that you choose to put in your property is the biggest contributor to your upfront cost. You can get boilers that use varying types of fuel and even within these categories the price will vary. If you’re getting a boiler that uses oil there will be several different models to choose from all varying in price, the same holds true for boilers using natural gas. Gas boilers also come in high efficiency models that are more expensive upfront but cheaper in the long run. Here is a look at the different types of boilers.
How Big is Your Property: This is going to have a direct impact on how much you are forced to spend on a new boiler. Bigger houses need bigger boilers. There are more radiators that need to be installed. If you ever plan on adding on to your home in the future then you need a boiler that will accommodate your addition too. You need a boiler than can adequately keep all of the rooms warm at the same time.
Existing Infrastructure: Will the pipework that is in your home work with a new boiler system? If you can get one that fits with what you already have in place it can save you a fortune. The pipes will still need to be flushed out before your new boiler is installed. However if you have a really old system then be prepared to have all the radiators, piping and possibly even the hot water tanks replaced as well.
There are tons of factors that can affect how much a new boiler can cost, you’re going to need to get a quote from a professional installation company to get an idea of the prices. Get a couple of different quotes before you decide which company that you hire.