How Much Does it Cost to Install a Boiler?
Finding out how much it will cost to have a new boiler installed can be confusing. If you need to install a new boiler, there are a few things to take into consideration. First and foremost, you should know that you don’t have to have a boiler installed by the company that provides your gas or energy bills. A plumbing and heating company can fit the boiler for you at a more budget-pleasing price.
If you’re out to save money, the best route to take is to find a plumbing and heating company near you that both sells boilers and installs them. Just do some price checking before committing to a company to be sure you’re getting the best deal on the unit you want and the installation fees.
Ultimately, the cost of having a boiler installed depends on a variety of factors. These factors include:
- The cost of the boiler model you wish to install
- The type of boiler you choose
- Whether or not you want to move your boiler
- Extras like smart controls and filters
- Any additional work you want to be done
Breaking Down the Cost of Boiler Installation
Here is a short guide to help you learn how much a boiler installation will cost you, depending on a few key factors.
Standalone Boiler Costs Vary
If you’re like most homeowners in the UK, you’re probably interested in knowing how much it costs to have a stand-alone boiler installed. If you want a regular or heat-only boiler installed, the cost of a budget model can run between £500 and £2000, depending on the size and quality.
A new combi or system boiler can cost as little as £600 for a budget model or as much as £2500 for a premium model, depending on what size you need.
Boiler Installation Costs Broken Down
To have a new gas combi boiler installed, you could end up paying upwards of £3000, depending on the type of combi boiler you choose. Other factors that determine the final installation fee is how complicated the installation is and what labour costs are in your area.
If you want a premium-quality boiler installed, expect to pay premium prices. Location plays a big part in the final cost too. For example, people living in London pay significantly more for boiler installations that those living in more rural areas.
Labour Fees and Time Frames
A Gas Safe engineer typically charges around £150 to £250 a day in labour fees. The good news is that it usually takes just a few hours to install a boiler, unless there’s a lot of pipework to do or if the boiler is being installed in a new location.
Related Jobs that Can Drive the Cost Up
With a new boiler fitting, you can choose to have additional work done at the same time. For instance, you may choose to have new wall thermostats installed, a central heating system power flush done, or an additional radiator or two put in. In any of these cases, you can expect the final cost to rise, depending on how long the extra job takes and how much the needed materials cost.