Everything you need to know about installing a new boiler

A new boiler will cut your heating bills and keep your home warmer, with fantastic energy efficiency. In fact, a replacement boiler could see savings of £300 every year and you’ll reduce the risk of a breakdowns or faults, which can cost £200 a time.

But if you’re looking to have a new boiler installed, it’s worth noting the following points:

  • When’s the best time to have your replacement boiler installed? You need to ensure your house can be accessed for a few days because it’s quite a bit of work to install a new boiler. You’ll have to be around to let the engineers in and during the summer you’re more likely to be able to arrange an appointment – as boiler breakdowns happen most often in the colder months
  • Who should install your new boiler? An engineer who isn’t registered with Gas Safety should not be touching your gas boiler. If not installed correctly, a boiler is a serious threat to your home and can leak carbon monoxide or even start a fire. Ensure the engineer is Gas Safe registered and always ask for ID
  • Which boiler should you have installed? This boiler will be with you for around 15 years, so it’s important to make the right decision. For example, a combi boiler will free up space in your home and allow you to draw hot water straight from the mains supply
  • Where will the new boiler be installed? The older, inefficient heating systems tend to be located in airing cupboards and lofts, with water tanks and other large equipment. Modern boilers tend to be much smaller and will fit straight onto a kitchen wall on in a cupboard
  • How much should you spend on a new boiler? There are many companies out there that’ll offer you differing prices for a boiler installation. You can also pay back the cost monthly in smaller chunks
  • If you would like up to four free quotes, from local Gas Safe registered installers, just complete the quick form below.


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