Reducing the Cost of a New Boiler
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Reducing the Cost of a New Boiler

If you are one of the thousands of people who have found themselves in need of a new boiler as the weather has got colder, you might be wondering what it is going to cost and whether you can do anything about it. In answer to the first question, it’s never going to be cheap to buy a reliable new one, even if you find a boilers sale, but in answer to the second there are a few things you can control that might bring the cost down.

If you are one of the thousands of people who have found themselves in need of a new boiler as the weather has got colder, you might be wondering what it is going to cost and whether you can do anything about it.  In answer to the first question, it’s never going to be cheap to buy a reliable new one, even if you find a boilers sale, but in answer to the second there are a few things you can control that might bring the cost down. 

  • Property size is a big factor, and your boiler will cost accordingly.  If you’ve only got a small house then you only need a low capacity boiler, and if you have a large house you’ll need to pay more for a bigger boiler.  Always buy the size you need so that you aren’t paying more than is absolutely necessary.  The only time you should consider something bigger is if you are considering an extension, in which case paying more for a larger boiler will mean that you don’t need to pay for a replacement in the near future.
  • Existing Pipework.  If you have all the pipes and infrastructure already in place, then the installation is going to be cheaper than if it all needs to be put in place first.  When you choose your boiler, check what infrastructure it needs and whether your existing system is compatible with it – if go from a combi to a regular boiler, for example, then you might well find that you need a lot of work doing as it will need storage tanks and extra pipework.  Go the other way, and lots of the existing infrastructure is made redundant, keeping the cost down. 
  • Extras.  Remember that you’ve got a lot of choice when it comes to boiler features and additional items such as thermostats, radiator valves, and even radiators.  If you don’t need or want a boiler that adjusts itself, or is programmable for 7 days in advance, then don’t spend the money on one – stick to the simple timer versions.  Save a few pounds by having normal radiator valves that you control rather than more expensive thermostatic ones, and buy efficient but plain radiators instead of designer ones. 
  • Efficiency.  Don’t just look to your short term budget if you can help it.  It’s a false economy to buy a cheaper, less efficient boiler to save a few pounds on the initial installation, as over the lifetime of the system it will cost you more in increased fuel bills than you initially saved.  Going for an ‘A’ rated boiler will result in significant savings that far outweigh the initial premium you pay.
  • Get Quotes.  Look for a boilers sale to reduce the cost of the boiler itself, and shop around for the cheapest quotes from installers.  Obviously, any engineer you shortlist should be properly qualified, but you’ll find a surprising variation in what they charge for their work, especially if there is additional work beyond the installation of the boiler itself. 

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A new boiler is just one of the steps into getting an improved savings in home heating. The full experince can be gained if you contact a plumbing and heating suplies specialist and get information on what is the latest in home heating technology

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