Replacement Boiler Prices

If your boiler has packed in or you have been advised that it’s time to order a replacement boiler, then no doubt you will be searching the best replacement boiler prices to meet your budget. In the United Kingdom, the average cost of buying and having a professional install a new replacement boiler is approximately 2,500 pounds. However, there are many factors that affect this ball park estimate.

Replacement Boiler Checklist

replacement boilerFirstly the brand and type of boiler that you buy will affect the boiler prices. Secondly the professional that you choose to hire will depending on your location vary and impact greatly on the final price. For instance, when the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) analyzed several boiler installation quotes they discovered that British Gas charged approximately twice as much as many of their independent competitors. In the range of prices listed for American boilers, approximately $1,000 is allocated to the professional who installs the boiler. Thus, different installers may have a considerable impact on the final cost that a homeowner pays.

Factors Affecting Replacement Boiler Prices

The brand of replacement boiler also has an impact on the boiler prices. Companies like Crown, Weil Mclain, Peerless, and Burnham all offer a replacement boiler at a different price range. Replacement boiler prices vary largely depending upon the size and quality of the boiler. To a lesser extent they may also vary based on the type of replacement boiler that is being purchased. For instance, a hot water boiler which heats water for home heating typically costs about the same price as a steam boiler which heats water to create steam that is piped through a house to heat it.

The same manufacturer may charge different rates for different types of replacement boiler and the cost of running these different types of replacement boiler can also vary. For example, most American homes use gas burning boilers which rely on natural gas or propane to heat their water. The boilers in both of these cases will typically carry the same or very similar price tags, but the cost of buying propane is more expensive than buying natural gas. For this reason, propane boilers are typically only used by consumers who live in rural areas that do not have access to natural gas. Oil burning boilers are slightly less expensive than other types of replacement boiler. Although they are much less common than gas burning ones, they are still used in parts of the United States. Wood burning boiler prices are similar to other boiler prices, but they are also slightly less expensive. These boilers are best in areas with lots of trees and easy access to fire wood.

Another factor that affects boiler prices is the disposal of the old boiler. The rules that govern boiler disposal differ from location to location. The installer may be able to dispose of the old boiler. However, in most cases, the homeowner must find another professional to dispose of their boiler. Some scrap dealers are willing to take old boilers. Other consumers opt to simply chop up their own boilers and take them to the landfill themselves. In certain areas, homeowners may have access to scrap programs that help them to dispose of the boiler. For instance, in Scotland, there is a scrappage program that gives homeowner’s a 400 pound voucher for buying a new boiler. This program helps them to dispose of their old boiler, and it offers them incentives for saving energy by using a new more efficient boiler.

There are a number of factors that affect how much a homeowner will pay for a replacmeent boiler. Before hiring an installer and committing to a certain type of boiler, you should do a little research about which ones are the best for your particular needs in your specific area. As always, you should speak to friends and relatives for recommendations. With a little research into all of the different factors listed in this article, you should have a good estimate of boiler prices before you buy your own replacement boiler.