How To Save On Unexpected Boiler Replacement
If you have a serious problem with your boiler, it could mean you need to replace it, and finding a new gas boiler for your home can sometimes be difficult and rather expensive.
Whether or not you have money set aside for this kind of unexpected expense, or have boiler cover, there are ways to spend less on the replacement or repair of this big expense.
Typically, a new boiler will last between 10 and 17 years, but sometimes it might need replacing sooner. This depends on how well it is maintained and what is wrong with it. However, by replacing it, you will not have to worry about it for at least another 10 years. We have a few tips to help afford unexpected boiler replacement costs.
Replace or repair
Your Gas Safe engineer will be able to tell you if your boiler will benefit from repairs rather than replacement, meaning your boiler could have many more years of service left. It is always worth getting a second opinion to make sure you are making the right decision.
With boiler cover in Hull, the repair work may be covered, also saving you a lot of money. However, old models may have expensive parts and it could be much more cost-effective to have a new, energy-efficient boiler installed.
How much will it cost?
If it is the first time you have needed to replace your boiler, you will be wanting to know just how much it will set you back. The prices of gas boilers can range from £1500 for cheaper models to over £3,000 for high-end versions. Prices vary significantly depending on what type of system you have or if you are converting from a cylinder system to a combi boiler.
Be careful when getting quotes, prices can vary significantly between companies as ou might not be getting the same package. For example a company may appear better value when in fact they may not be providing a powerflush, filter, long guarantee and many other variables. Always do your homework and research the choices available to you and check the reviews.
Consider Boiler Finance
The COVID-19 situation has caused financial anxieties for many people and may leave you not wanting to part with any savings while the future is uncertain. In which case, a new boiler on finance could be the best way to spread the cost. We offer interest free finance options as well as interest bearing finance for up to 10 years. Make sure you shop around to find the most favourable interest rates for you as you may get a lower interest rate from a bank loan.
Work with a Trusted Installer
You may already have a list of trusted tradespeople you can call on to conduct repairs or work on your home, but if it is your first boiler replacement, you might not know of a boiler installer in Hull.
Take time to look for a trusted installer that offers the best package you can afford at a reasonable price. Keep in mind that the installation price is likely to rise if you need any additional extras such as a thermostat or heating pump. Price can also vary if you want a different type of boiler or if you want to move the boiler position to somewhere different in the home.
Big energy companies do provide boiler installation services, but you can often save up to one-third of the price by opting for a local, trusted independent boiler fitter instead.
If you need a new boiler in Hull, talk to us today.