My old boiler has broken down. How much does a replacement boiler cost?

Issues with a boiler are one of the most common household emergencies. Though if you have an old boiler and its time to get it replaced, then we can look on the plus side as it can help to lower your energy bills and make your home more warm and comfortable. But how much does a replacement boiler cost?

A new boiler is certainly an investment, and it should last you many years, but not many people know how much they should expect to spend when it comes to replacing their boiler. “How much does a boiler replacement cost” is probably one of the most common questions that central heating engineers will hear.

To make things more complex, the actual cost of the boiler isn’t the only cost you will face. You’ll also be charged for the installation, and this will vary based on who installs it, where you live and the complexity of the job.

For example, if you are replacing a very old boiler and the new boiler is going to be installed in a different location, this could be more expensive than a simple like-for-like change of boiler.

Costs can also increase when switching from one system to another. For example, if you have a heat-only boiler and decide you want a combi boiler, this can lead to a higher boiler replacement bill. However, combi boilers can be much more efficient, so you may notice savings in your energy bills after installation.

When choosing your new boiler, it’s important to remember that this should be considered an investment. The cheapest option isn’t always the best option. Modern boilers are often fitted with handy features that can save you money on your energy bills in the long run, so the more expensive option might turn out to be cheaper after a year of operating.

Whatever boiler you choose, it’s important to ensure it is fitted by a registered GasSafe engineer. It’s against the law for anyone else to fit a boiler and can be potentially dangerous when dealing with gas if your home.

To give you an idea of new boiler prices, Which? has compiled this table of estimated costs for some of the most popular boiler brands.

Boiler BrandEstimated Cost
Worcester Bosch£570-£6188
Vaillant£740-£1500
Baxi£570-£2172
Ideal£590-£2200
Potterton£610-£1000
Viessmann£740-£1500
Vokera£575-£1200
Alpha£700-£2250

Once you have your new boiler installed, regular maintenance is essential to keep it in top working order. However, the costs associated with unexpected problems with your boiler can quickly add up. Boiler and central heating cover will help you to spread the cost of annual services and unexpected repairs, so you won’t need to worry about handing over large sums of money to fix your new boiler.

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