Replacing your old boiler with a brand new model can help make your home more energy efficient – but what is the average gas boiler cost these days?
Although an old central heating system with a hot and cold water tank might be the thing you are used to, that doesn’t mean you should stick with it just for the sake of it; in fact, although replacing this system with a brand new gas boiler unit could cost you a fair sum, the much-needed upgrade will often help your home feel warmer for longer – and you could even save money on energy bills in the long term. So how do you find gas boilers and compare prices to find a model that is right for your home?
Home Gas Boiler Cost: Unit price Summary
The cost of installing a brand new gas boiler will vary depending on the kind of unit you go for and how easy it is to install; high-efficiency gas boiler prices, for instance, will be a lot more expensive than the most basic gas boiler prices on the market. To help you start your budgeting, we sourced the following figures (rounded to the nearest pound) for a number of different types of gas boiler installations:
|Gas Boiler Installation||Cost (£)|
|Installation of new boiler unit||540 – 660|
|Installation of new boiler unit and complete removal of old model||640 – 770|
|Installation of new boiler unit in new and different location compared to old boiler and/or hot water tank(s)||1140 – 1440|
|Complete removal of old boiler and parts including those in attic/airing cupboard and installation of new gas model and new radiator upgrades||2500 – 3400|
Gas Boiler Running Costs: Price Guide
The total cost of running a new gas boiler will depend on how often you use your central heating and how efficient your new boiler is, but once you have upgraded an old hot water tank system to a brand new combi-boiler, you should see the savings on your annual utility bills start to materialise almost straight away. This table, for instance, shows how much on average you can save on running costs depending on your new boiler’s efficiency rating:
|Efficiency Rating||Annual Bill Savings|
|60%||1% off total former bill|
|70%||22% off total bill|
|80%||33% off total bill|
Looking for Cheap Gas Boiler Prices
If things are looking a bit out of your price range, there are still a number of ways you can save money when installing a new gas boiler, including by:
- Making sure your chosen Gas Safe registered boiler engineer has complete access to all the necessary parts and spaces where the boiler is going to be fitted before they arrive.
- Removing any old pipe work or out-of-use tanks yourself, so long as you know what you are doing and aren’t risking further damage (and therefore costs) to the internal plumbing of the property.
- Shopping around for the best gas boiler deal you can find, and double-checking that your chosen model has a fair warranty included in the price and up to a year’s free maintenance cover as well.