Many of us dread the prospect of having to get a new boiler installed in our homes. We worry about the expense and the associated disruption, and it’s safe to say that it’s something that we’d much rather just avoid. Of course though, as a responsible homeowner, you already know that you can’t just bury your head in the sand.
If you think that you may need to consider getting a new boiler, then I’ve got you covered with all the details that you need. Read this guide to help you to establish what you should do next…
You’ll need to work out your finances
A big concern that you’re likely to have right now is around boiler prices. How much should you expect to pay? What impact is all of this going to have on your budget? Of course, there’s no exact answer here, and quotes will vary from one supplier to another. Having a general guide though can help you to get a feel for what to expect.
Gas combi boiler prices will typically range from £425 to £2,990, whereas an oil system will come in between £1,285 and £2,370.
You’ll have several different options in terms of makes and models
Unfortunately, it’s not just a case of deciding that you need a new boiler. You’ll have options that you’ll be faced with, and you’ll have to make a decision around which route that you’ll go down. For example, if your home is not connected to a gas grid, you’ll have to consider oil boilers instead. This will be the case for around 4 million homes in the UK, so you’re definitely not on your own.
It can be a little confusing at first, but once you’ve grasped the basics and what your options are, it really is fairly straightforward. A professional will be able to assess your situation and make a recommendation that’s best for you. Trust the experts!
Choosing a reputable supplier will put your mind at ease
Having any kind of work carried out in your home can sometimes be stressful. You may have to take a little time off work whilst the suppliers are in your home, you need to make sure that you have the cash available, and you have to place your trust in a professional. If you are working with a reputable supplier though, you really have nothing at all to worry about.
Speak up if there is anything that you’re not sure about, and don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions. It’s all part of the service that they deliver. Shop around, get some quotes, and don’t feel pressured into making a decision if you’re not quite ready. You should feel happy and confident with any choice that you make about the boiler in question or the supplier than you use.
Are you currently thinking about upgrading your boiler in the near future? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below. I love hearing from you!