How much your new boiler costs will depend on a number of things, including the model and output of the boiler, any associated new pipework or radiators and whether your new boiler is to be installed in the same place as your old one. You also need to factor in the cost of a system flush (to get rid of all the debris in the heating system before you fix a brand new boiler to it), magnetic filter, thermostat and timer or thermostatic radiator valves.
We recommend getting at least three different quotes from Gas Safe registered heating engineers, but don’t be tempted to cut corners. For example, not having the system flushed will save money in the short term but may be a false economy if your new boiler’s heat exchanger gets blocked up with all the debris from your old heating system.
Benefits of a new boiler
There are many benefits to installing a new boiler:
- A warmer, more comfortable home and plenty of hot water.
- Reduced fuel bills – new boilers are more energy efficient, so they cost less to run.
- Reduced carbon footprint – a new boiler could considerably reduce your carbon emissions each year.
- Peace of mind – your new boiler will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.Be sure to check the warranty terms and conditions – Baxi’s warranty is dependent on an annual service and you may need to show the service record, should an engineer visit be required.
- Smaller and more discreet – modern boilers are much smaller than their bulky 15-year-old counterparts, so you can hide them inside cupboards. And Baxi boilers are extremely quiet, so they can be installed safe in the knowledge they won’t disturb you if installed in a living space.
- Modern technology – most modern boilers will work with smart controls, so they are very easy to use and can be controlled using your smartphone, wherever you are.
To find out what sort of boiler you need, try our find a boiler tool here and find your local installer near you here.