Things to Consider Before Installing a New Boiler

There are many reasons why you might choose to install a new boiler, from issues of energy efficiency to a change in the heating system deployed throughout your home.

Whilst there are numerous advantages of upgrading your boiler, however, buying and installing a brand new unit is not without its challenges. There are also a number of things to keep in mind before installing your new boiler, each of which will help lead you to an informed decision.

We’ll cover some of these below, whilst asking why they’re so important when looking to install a new boiler.

The Cost of Installation

We start with the cost of installation, which varies considerably according to a number of different factors. 

These include the extend of the installation work required and the core components that need to be fitted, along with basic labour costs and the precise service provider that you select.

For example, if you plan to replace an existing combi-boiler and keep it in the same location within the property, you could expect to pay between £2,000 and £2,300 in total. This includes the cost of a £600 boiler, although investing in the premium end of the market will require you to pay out a little more.

In instances where you want to switch from a conventional heating system to a combi-boiler unit, however, the total cost of installation may exceed £3,000. This represents a large price premium, and it’s important to factor this in when budgeting for the project.

Where to Place your Boiler When Installing a New System

Not only does it cost more to change your heating system and switch to a combi-boiler, but this also raises the question of where to install your new unit.

While switching from a conventional system will remove all water tanks from your home and free up some much-needed space, it can be challenging to find a suitable location for your new boiler in relatively small or new build properties.

In most cases, a service provider will recommend installing your new boiler in a utility room or loft space, so long as it remains readily accessible for servicing and maintenance. 

Regardless, it’s important to find a suitable place for your new boiler before you settle on a particular unit or heating system.

Choose a Service Provider with the Right Accreditation

Installing a new boiler is a complex and challenging task, and one that demands significant attention to detail. 

Installers must use sealants to eliminate the risk of leakage throughout the heating system, for example, otherwise this could impact on its operation and your safety.

To ensure that you select the right service provider, it’s important to prioritise companies that are fully accredited and registered with the relevant authority. This will vary according to fuel type, with oil boilers regulated by OFTEC and electric units governed by the British Standards 7671 Code.

In the case of gas installations, you must select a firm that is listed on the Gas Safe Register in the UK.

Choosing the Right Service Provider to Suit the Task

It’s also important to select a service provider that works in your local area, as this can help to inform your search and save you considerable amounts of time. If you live in Snodland or the surrounding areas such as West Malling, Halling, Vigo and Aylesford, the team at LP Plumbing & Heating is ideally placed to handle your new installation. Not only do we have years of experience in the industry, but we’re also Gas Safe registered and Logic certified for the installation and maintenance of unvented hot water systems. To find out more, feel free to give us a call on 07534907893, or shoot us an email at to obtain a quote.