There is a definite nip in the air at the moment, and we are pretty sure that many people are already in the process of checking their home heating systems if they’re up to snuff for the winter months. This is all well and good for those with existing heating systems. However, those who have just moved into a new home or are on the verge of moving should consider getting a new heating system installed as soon as possible.
You may be wondering at this point how much putting one in will cost. No worries. We present a comprehensive guide on how much the installation of a new central heating system with or without a boiler.
The actual cost of putting in a central heating system depends on several factors, specifically:
- what sort of heater or boiler you’re planning to get;
- how many radiators are installed in the home; and
- how many bathrooms or utility sinks require piping for hot water.
On average, putting in a new system may set you back between £2,300 and £5,500. However, you need to understand that the actual price is also dependent on the fuel source you want to use for your system, the location of your boiler, and the specific characteristics of your home. You should also consider the fact that labour is another point of consideration: installing central heating systems calls for reputable tradespersons qualified to handle them.
The type of boiler you want to install also has some impact when it comes to the price. Gas-powered devices that you can connect directly to municipal mains are the most reasonably priced, while oil-powered boilers tend to be on the high end of the budgetary scale. If the cost of the boiler is one of your biggest considerations, you can try looking for a place that will allow you to pay monthly for a boiler to reduce the financial burden of getting a boiler replacement.
As stated, the actual cost of your new heating system is dependent on how large a space it needs to keep warm and how much hot water is required by the household.
Case in point: installing gas-powered central heating into a two-bedroom bungalow can easily set you back by £3,000. Here’s what comes with that price tag:
- A standard gas boiler for the space will cost around £1,000 to £1,800 for supply and installation;
- Parts and labour will easily set you back by around £900; and
- Materials and installation of your pipework will cost somewhere in the figure of £250.
We do recommend, however, that you add a bit to your budget for any emergencies.
On the other hand, for a four-bedroom house, £5,000 is the average figure for installing a new heating system. A house this big normally requires ten radiators, and installing these will set you back by £1,500, inclusive of parts and labour. So getting a new boiler will cost between £1,300 and £2,000, and this already includes the cost of the boiler itself and everything necessary for installation.
Pipework, in this case, will be at around £1,000, and an additional reservoir or water tank will set you back by £220. But, again, we recommend adding a little extra to your budget in case your engineer sees specific areas that need extra work.
In any case, get in touch with HVAC companies working in your area to learn more about what expenses you can expect when you have a new heating system put into your home.