3 important things to remember about the cost of your boiler installation
Whatever you do, getting a new boiler system installed is going to involve a significant outlay. The best way to look at it is as an investment: a new ultra-efficient system will save you money year on year, and reduce your carbon footprint. Not only that, you can enjoy increased reliability and the assurance of heat and hot water on demand, all year round.
By making sure all aspects of your installation are considered, you can begin with a clear idea of the costs involved. These 3 things will be important in managing the budget of your project, and ultimately in keeping costs down:
How big is your house? The number of rooms equals the number of radiators, and the quantity of pipework. The total household demand will also determine how big a boiler you need. Make sure you factor in all the variables of your particular property.
Boiler type: The way you calculate the benefit of a new boiler will depend on whether you are an oil or gas user. Differences in appliance cost and design mean those all-important savings against purchase and installation cost may stack up differently.
Keep hold of valuable infrastructure: Make sure that a quote involves a professional opinion of the radiators, pipes or water tanks already in place. You may be able to leave more of these parts in place that you thought, and this is a great way to save money on your installation. Just make sure any bits you decide to keep are serviced with a power flush to protect the new system.
A level headed look at your property and what you need from a new system will stand you in good stead. Don’t forget to think about how your new system will serve you in the future too, and take account of any planned extensions or other anticipated changes to demand.