What you need to know about boiler installations

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When it comes to new boilers and boiler installations we know that people want to know as much information as possible to make an informed decision.

Our friendly sales and admin team are often the first point of contact for those questions, while we know other customers like to search online and do their own research before getting in touch.

 

These new boiler questions often include:

What does a new boiler cost to install?

How much is a new boiler from British Gas?

How long does it take to have a new boiler fitted?

Should I replace my boiler?

Which is the best boiler to buy?

Will a new boiler save me money?

Can I install a boiler myself?

 

Here are answers to the most common questions:

 

What does a new boiler cost to install?

The cost of a boiler all depends on what product is needed to meet the heating and hot water energy requirements of a property.

If you have a large property with a high heat loss, your energy demand will be more than that of a smaller property, with a low heat loss. This will mean you will require a larger output boiler and this will cost more than a smaller boiler.

As a rough guide:

  • a low output, standard condensing boiler will cost anything from £2000 including VAT
  • a high output, top of the range, condensing boiler will cost anything from £3000 including VAT

**Although, this does not include the installation of controls

 

How long does in take to have a new boiler fitted?

A gas boiler normally takes 1 to 2 days to install.

 

Will a new boiler save me money?

Yes, although how much will depend on the age/profile/energy rating of the existing boiler, compared to the type of boiler you are replacing it with.

For example, by replacing an old, non-condensing ‘G’ rated efficient boiler, controls and programmers with a new condensing boiler, controls, programmer and thermostatic radiator valves in a detached property could save you up to £350.00 per year from your fuel bills.

Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.

 

Can I install a boiler myself?

A non-registered person may carry out ‘wet work’, for example install water pipes and radiators for a heating system.

Any work on the gas boiler itself, and the final connection of the water pipework to the boiler, must be done by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

You can find a list of Gas Safe registered engineers in Cornwall, including the Blue Flame team, here.