Have Gas Boiler Prices Become Cheaper in 2019?
2019 Gas boiler prices review
With the new year comes new pricing. But when it comes to new or replacement gas boiler prices, have they gone up, down or remained stable?
Here we take a brief look at the market to see if gas boiler prices become cheaper in 2019.
Gas Boiler Costs – what to bear in mind.
To start with. It’s going to be very difficult to establish, on an individual basis, whether gas boiler prices become cheaper in 2019 compared to 2018. This is because of the huge variation in individual customer requirements.
For example, gas boilers can cost anywhere between £500-2,500 depending on configuration, design and how much work is involved. If you are simply replacing one older boiler with another new one of the same type and design, then that will usually be the lowest cost option.
Upgrading, changing the type, relocating, new wiring or pipework can add significantly to the workload and therefore the final cost.
Is there any financial help to buy a new boiler?
There is some help form the government, but you will need to meet a quite specific set of requirements to qualify – you can read more in the links below:
Which type of boiler do you need?
Some of the first things to think about are what type of boiler you currently have, and if it is up to the task (when working properly). Size, capacity, your home water pressure, temperature & fuel type (in this article we are considering gas) are also other considerations.
Boiler type summary.
Typically, combi boilers are powered by gas or electric and run direct from mains water supply to give “instant hot water”
They are more suited to homes with lower simultaneous hot water demands and can cost in the range of £500-£2,000.
Flow rate is important, as this governs how fast the water comes from your taps.
Water is stored in a single cylinder (hot water tank) and then distributed around the home. Very efficient energy wise.
Suited for medium sized homes and can cope with more simultaneous hot water demands than a combi boiler. Prices range from around £1,400-£2,800.
Makes use of 2 water tanks, one to store water and one to heat water. This type of water heating system can easily run the central heating and provide hot water to the taps at the same time.
Good for larger homes with a lot of simultaneous hot water demand. Prices range from around £500-£1,800.
Another design that takes water direct from the mains and installed onto an “unvented” high pressure system. It also has a hot water storage tank. (see this video from British Gas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_-RlkuiRdQ )
They provide a good level of water pressure to the taps, and can also run the home central heating. Suitable for medium to large homes and priced in the range of £1,000-£2,500.
SUMMARY – Gas Boiler Prices 2019
|Type||Hot water demand||Suited to||Price Range|
|COMBI||not for high demand||smaller homes||£500 – £2000|
|CONDENSER||med demand||3 bed homes||£1400 – £2800|
|CONVENTIONAL||med demand||3 or 4 bed homes||£500 – £1800|
|SYSTEM||med to hi demand||3 or 4+ bed homes||£1000 – £2500|
Gas Boiler Installation
Not only is the final cost of your gas boiler determined by the hardware, it’s also greatly impacted by the amount of work necessary to carry out the job. That’s why it’s important to choose a competent installation team who know what they are doing.
Using a “Gas Safe” registered installer is recommended.
The market is very competitive and to give yourself the best chance to get a good deal on boiler prices, it makes sense to compare at least 3 or 4 quotes from different installers as a minimum.
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