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Replacement Cost

Boiler Replacement Cost

Boiler replacement isn’t something most people want to think about. However, there comes a point when it’s time to replace your boiler with a new, more efficient system. So, if you want to avoid cold showers and lack of heating in the winter, read on. We will be sharing how much boiler replacement costs, the variables that can affect price, and so much more.

Boiler Replacement Cost

We are proud to replace boilers in Brighton and Hove. We know that you need a boiler replacement sorted quickly and professionally. That's why we offer a fast and affordable service. In fact, our specialist engineers can fit your replacement boiler within 24 hours of your initial inquiry. So, you can get on with what’s important.

At City Warmth Plumbing and Heating, we want you to get the most for your money. That’s why we offer affordable fixed price products to choose from. Our boiler experts can answer any questions you may have and advise you on the best boiler for your property and budget. On average, when you book us to replace your boiler, you can expect to spend anywhere between £1,800 and £3,500.

What Affects the Cost of Boiler Replacement?

There are many factors that can affect the cost of your boiler replacement and it’s worth keeping these in mind when you’re preparing your budget.

New Boiler Location

Often, we replace boilers that are like-for-like swaps of the existing systems. This makes for easy installation and only takes a couple of hours. However, there are times when our customers want to install their new boiler in a new location and this can cause the cost to increase.

Installing your replacement boiler in a new location often requires our engineers to remove old pipework and install new pipes. Occasionally, this can involve more extensive work such as drilling holes to mount the boiler, installing a flue through the roof, or pulling up floorboards to make room. As you would expect, the more work that is required, the more your boiler replacement will cost.

New Pipework

Sometimes, a replacement boiler requires new pipework to be installed. This means you’ll not only have to consider the cost of the pipework itself, but also the labour costs to remove the old pipes and replace them.

Typically, if your new boiler replacement needs new pipework, we will get this professionally sorted for you. When you choose City Warmth to replace your boiler, the price for new pipework includes the removal and disposal of the existing pipework .

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The Position of the Flue

You may find that your boiler replacement requires a new vertical flue. This is often the case for people having their boilers installed in a new location. A boiler flue is the large pipe that exits your property, through a wall or roof, to ensure condensation and gases are piped away safely.

Most flues exit homes horizontally. However, in some cases the flue may need to exist vertically due to the space available. Depending on the position of your boiler flue, you may expect an additional cost.

Addition of Smart Heating Controls

Smart heating controls are convenient, energy efficient, and let you control your heating from anywhere. If you want the addition of smart heating controls for your boiler, this may come at an extra cost.

Things to Consider Before Your Boiler Replacement

To prepare for your boiler replacement, there are a few things you need to consider.

The Size of Your Boiler

When we refer to the size of your boiler, we don’t mean physical size, we mean power output. The power output of your boiler is measured in kilowatts (kw). The greater the kilowatts, the more heat the boiler can provide. Typically, people living in larger properties need boilers with a higher kilowatt output than those living in smaller properties.

Buying a new boiler that has a bigger kilowatt output than you need can result in wasted energy and higher energy bills. So, it’s important to consider what size boiler you need to keep things affordable and energy efficient.

Sourcing a replacement boiler can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. However, we are here to help! If you have any questions about boiler size and what’s best for your property, give us a call.

The Time Installation Takes

Another factor to consider is how much time it will take to replace your boiler. Installation times can vary because not every boiler replacement is straightforward.

If you opt for a like-for-like swap, you should expect the installation to take a couple of hours. Whereas, if you choose to replace your boiler with a completely new system in a new location, you should expect the installation to take a couple of days. Here at City Warmth, we always work quickly and efficiently to ensure your boiler replacement doesn’t take any longer than necessary.

Considering how much time the boiler replacement process could take is important and will help you plan correctly. If you are unsure or you want more information, give us a call. We’re happy to help!

The Location of Your Boiler

As we mentioned above, choosing a new location for your boiler can result in a higher install cost. However, sometimes a new location is exactly what’s needed to make the most of your space.

It is worth considering where you’d like your new boiler to go. If you want to keep costs low, we would suggest replacing your boiler with a like-for-like swap. This would mean your old boiler is taken out and a new system is installed in its place. Like-for-like swaps are very straightforward and work can be completed in a matter of hours.

Request Your Free Boiler Replacement Quote

If you are looking for affordable boiler replacement in Brighton and Hove, we are the company for you. We know boiler replacement can be expensive and that’s why we work to keep our prices as affordable as possible. Contact us today to request your free boiler replacement quote.