Factors That Influences Boiler Installation Cost
Getting a new boiler system installed can be a costly affair. Modern boiler systems are notoriously expensive due to how complex the electronics are inside. Whereas on one hand they can help save you money by being more energy efficient than older A-Grade boilers, the initial outlay of the boiler installation cost can be quite significant.
With any type of installation work, there are however a number of differing factors which can both save you money and add expense to the overall cost, and we’ve listed some of the main points below.
What affects boiler installation cost?
Of all the factors that will affect the overall cost, these are the three that we find are both the most influential, and often the most overlooked:
This will have a direct correlation to the price of the install. Bigger houses mean more rooms to heat, which means more radiators to install and a bigger capacity boiler to fit. Even if you have the necessary infrastructure/pipework in place, you’ll still be looking at bigger and more expensive boilers to install. An often overlooked factor is the potential of extending the property. If you have any plans to extend the property in the future, it’s well worth installing a boiler that will be able to cope with the added size and heating requirements of the additional rooms.
Any existing boiler infrastructure:
Do you have pipework and radiators in place that are suitable for your new boiler? If so it can reduce the overall boiler installation cost significantly. Though they will still need to be power-flushed prior to a new boiler being fitted. If not you will need a complete plumbing installation including all pipework, radiators and any additional items such as water tanks.
Type of boiler chosen: It may seem an obvious point, but the choice of boiler will have a direct impact on the overall cost of the project. Fuel type will mean different boilers at varying prices, so whether you’re using oil or gas for instance, the boiler cost will differ. If just using gas, you can also decide upon a high-efficiency Grade-A boiler, which though more expensive on the initial purchase, can save you a lot of money every year on your fuel bills.
Gas safety certificate
If you have a property that uses gas as an energy source then it would be advisable to find the gas safety certificate and make sure it is up to date. It is easy to overlook certain areas and to only deal with immediate concerns and emergencies. Broken pipes and damp and falling wallpaper are apparent and require attention. Faulty gas piping and equipment may be too subtle to notice, but the consequences of not noticing will be far from subtle.
If you are in Glasgow and looking for boiler installation or gas safety certificate, you may consider The Boiler Repair Man. Their comprehensive boiler servicing will give you an absolute peace of mind by keeping your home warm and cosy. If you have any related queries, do call them today.