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New boiler replacement Guide 2020

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Boiler replacement guide and new boiler options for UK homes in 2020.

Boiler replacement or getting a new boiler is one of those purchases that you make only every 10 to 15 years, so getting the right replacement is paramount to a warm and happy home.

New boiler costs vary significantly depending on the model and type of boiler that you require.

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This guide on boiler replacement will give you everything you need to know about getting the best new boiler for your home.

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If you’re having issues with your current old boiler, you may start to wonder if it’s cheaper to spend your pounds on boiler repairs, or if you could save more money choosing a replacement boiler upgrade, which is a new boiler, technically speaking. 

At Boiler Central, we are here to help you decide on whether a new boiler replacement is right for you based on your old boiler system and property.

We offer the best boiler deals in the UK. Fact! Including a market-leading 15-year warranty on all Viessmann boilers.

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If you decide to go with a replacement boilers option, we’ll help you finance the boiler by acting as a credit broker and also offer boiler replacement cover.

We offer payment and financing plans for new boilers and we are certified and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Learn more below about how we determine the signs of old boilers, types of boiler replacements, new boiler quotes, boiler replacement deals, and more information on new boiler installation prices.

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When should you replace your boiler with a new boiler?

With regular servicing, some models can withstand many years of use, but if you’re reading this, then it’s likely that your boiler may need replacing soon.

Sometimes, you just need to bite the bullet as the repair bills can stack up pretty quickly, especially if you do not have a boiler cover plan.

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Here are some indicators you need a replacement boiler:

  1. Your heating bills are suddenly more expensive, with no explanation.
  2. Frequent issues require you to have it serviced more than once a year. 
  3. Your boiler and radiators are making unusual noises.
  4. Your boiler smells sulphurous when it’s on. 
  5. Your boiler leaks.
  6. Replacement parts are expensive and hard to find. 

If you’re experiencing any of these major issues, it may be time to say out with the old, and in with a new boiler.

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What type of new boiler is best?

Deciding on the best type of new boiler is completely dependent on your home. For example, a small London flat with 1 bedroom would have a different replacement boiler than a 5 bedroom home in Mayfair.

Help with a new boiler is always available at Boiler Central but below we have listed some of the main features to look out for in choosing your gas boiler replacement.

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The main things to factor into your decision are:

  • Hot water usage: Large families that use a lot of hot water will find a regular boiler more efficient. A home with fewer occupants will benefit from a combi boiler. 
  • Home size: Because combi boilers don’t require hot water cylinders, we can install in a home with less space.
  • Solar water heating compatibility: If you’re using solar to power your hot water, it’s important to know that many combi boilers are less compatible and inefficient with this heating system. Contact us if you’re unsure.

Many old gas regular boilers and oil boilers are just boilers with hot water cylinders to live in the airing cupboard and cold water tanks to live in the loft.

When replacing regular boilers or system boilers, you should be able to keep the hot water cylinder to go with your new boiler installation.

Combi boilers are the most popular in the UK. Combi boilers, also known as ‘combination boilers’ are a 1 unit system which lives in a kitchen cupboard.

A combi boiler is brilliant unless you require a high demand for water at once to multiple taps. In this case, you would be better with a regular boiler.

Here is some information about the different boiler systems available:


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Replacement Boiler Overview

Now we will discuss different options for a replacement boiler, one of these will most certainly be common with your gas boiler in your property.

Please note that all of the below boiler replacement, and new boiler options, are for new gas boilers. Whether you are replacing or buying new, you’re still getting a new boiler either way.

New Gas Boiler Replacement

Getting a new gas boiler replacement in the UK has never been as quick and easy. If this was 2017, then the below text would not be true.

Since it’s 2020, getting a new gas boiler replacement in the UK is now simpler than ever and they can be purchased completely online.

You can price up a new gas boiler replacement, choose your install date and even pay by card, finance, and PayPal.

This gives you flexible options when buying new boilers online and you are able to see replacement boiler deals online with fixed prices.

All of the new gas boiler replacement options will be suitable for your home as the questions you answer online are designed to survey your properties boiler requirements.

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Regular Boiler Replacement

Heat-only boilers also known as conventional systems or regular boilers.

These models store hot water in a cylinder and cold water in a storage tank.

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A regular boiler produces hot water more efficiently than combi boilers and can supply multiple taps at once with water.

The circulation pump is housed as an external component, along with feed and expansion tanks. 

These typically feature an on and off switch. This means you can heat the water in the storage tank when you know you’ll be using it. You’ll conserve energy when it’s not in use. 

Pros:

  • Conventional boilers work well with large households.
  • Large amounts of hot water can supply multiple taps at once.

Cons:

  • Replacing a conventional boiler with a combi can be a complicated process.

Combi Boiler Replacement

Combination boilers, also known as combi boilers, are the most popular type of home boiler systems registered in England.

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They provide a combination of instant hot water and efficient central heating.

When you request heated water, a sensor signals the boiler to burn fuel, either gas, electric, or oil. 

Pros: 

  • Gas combi boilers don’t require any external components, making it appear sleek and compact.
  • Hot water is available on demand without the use of cold water or a feed and expansion tank.
  • They are more affordable to install than regular models.

Cons: 

  • More internal moving parts means there are more potential malfunctions. These issues may be more expensive to fix than with a conventional boiler. 
  • Hot water from a combi boiler system can only support one user at a time. This makes combi boilers less ideal in a larger home. 

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Why get a new combi boiler?

There are many reasons why you should get a new combi boiler. The first would be that according to the Energy Saving Trust, you can save £340 a year on your gas bills.

Just by getting a new combi boiler, you could pay for your replacement boiler in a matter of years. With the ever increasing energy bills, getting a new combi boiler has never been easier.

If you need some help in choosing what the best combi boiler replacement is then we have guides on this, or alternatively, you can get a fixed price online – click here to do so.

A simple swap of a new combi boiler replacement is really easy and usually takes 4-6 hours for a Gas Safe engineer to fit.

However, if you are looking to replace a water tank with a combi boiler then you will have currently a ‘system boiler. Read below on your options for changing a system boiler to a new combi boiler:

System Boiler Replacement

System boilers are known as closed vent boilers.

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These are perfect if you prefer a heat-only boiler but would like less external components.

Like a combi boiler, these models have their external components built into the body of the heating system. 

System boilers contain a hot water cylinder, but the feed and expansion tanks are supplemented with an expansion vessel located in the new boiler.

This is where the circulation pump and the valves are housed. 

Pros:

  • System boilers work well with large homes where heated water is needed for more than one task at a time.
  • They don’t require the space needed for a conventional new boiler.
  • System boilers are very efficient in areas with low water pressure.

Cons:

  • They require space for the heated water cylinder.
  • Installation costs are higher than with basic combi systems.
  • They are less efficient than combi systems since they lose heat from stored water in the hot water cylinder.
  • One has to wait for it to heat up again after heated water has emptied from the cylinder. 

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What does it cost to replace a boiler?

A new boiler is a great investment for your home.

We offer authorised and regulated payment options to make sure you can afford whatever new boiler you choose.

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Based on the new boiler you’ve chosen, and our intake evaluation, replacement costs will vary.

To give you an idea, in the UK a conventional gas boiler replacement plus thermostatic radiator valves will typically cost around £2,300 before factoring in additional individual radiators.

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Replacing a combi boiler

Combi boilers cost significantly less than regular models because these models are less complex.

However, the price of your combi replacement will depend on the labour required to fit in the model of your choice.

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New Boiler Financing Options

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If you’re overwhelmed at the cost of your new boiler, don’t fret. There are many financial conduct options available.

We offer access to a new boiler with 0% interest-free financing, interest-bearing credit, and monthly payment options regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

New Boiler Guarantees

We use our vetted and trusted Gas Safe engineers to handle all of your boiler replacement needs, for safety, and your peace of mind.

In our busier months, some of our old boiler replacements are fitted by our trusted subcontractors.

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We assure you that all of our engineers will perform with the utmost safety and professionalism.

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Cheap boiler replacement options

If you are looking for a cheap boiler replacement then there are some good options on the market that you can choose from.

It must be said that in general, you will find that the cheaper the new boiler, the shorter the warranty will be. For example, you can pick some new boilers up for £1,499 but they may have a short 2 or 5-year warranty.

If you spend a little more than these cheap new boiler options, then you can start to get longer warranties from 7-years to 10-years.

Getting the cheapest replacement boiler is not always the smartest idea. You may be better getting a more expensive boiler with a longer warranty but finance it over 10-years so it’s paid off in manageable chunks.

Boiler Central offer 3,4,5 or 10 year finance, so get a quote here to see your options. You can even see the monthly repayments and ensure that it’s cheap enough when you replace your boiler.

Cheap new boiler options

Below we round up some of the cheap new boilers that you can get your hands on, if these are your desired price:

  • Vokera EasiHeat 25kW – These boilers are great workhorses for 1-3 bedroom homes – Price one up – click here
  • Alpha boilers – see Alpha boiler reviews here
  • Vaillant boilers – They have some cheap boiler options in their range

Many of the above new boiler options are cheap, in the region of £1,499 model and retailer dependent.

Boiler replacement deals

There are not really many deals to be had with boiler replacements, but companies like Boiler Central offer some unbeatable deals such as 15-year warranty on all Viessmann boilers purchased online.

This deal is unheard of in the industry and were the pioneers to introduce this fantastic boiler replacement deal into the online market. Get a price below, choose your fuel type:

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Are full boiler replacements the right option?

In most cases, yes!

No one wants to waste money on their gas bills with a boiler that is draining money when it’s on.

Most homes have their heating on throughout the winter months, so it’s best to get full boiler replacements ready for the coming winter.

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New gas boiler upgrade & boiler offers

Everyone wants to get an offer on their new gas boiler, that’s why at Boiler Central we give you fixed prices online. They will not change even if we have to complete extra work on the day.

There is a wide range of new gas boiler offers, check out our new boiler deals blog to find the most suitable replacement for your UK property.

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New Boilers for UK properties

We only install boilers in UK properties (excluding Southern Ireland).

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This gives us nationwide coverage so that you can have peace of mind that if you order a new boiler in the UK, we can fit it as quick as the next day.

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How to get a new boiler

It couldn’t be simpler when getting a boiler replacement. Gone are the days where you have to call British Gas (who are around 3 times as much as us :D, seriously) who would send out a surveyor.

Well, we say surveyor… They are salespeople disguised as a surveyor!

Now you can order a new boiler from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection, from your phone, tablet or desktop computer.

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Why buy a new boiler?

If you have searched google, something like, buy new boiler, then you clearly are undecided on what boiler make or model you require.

That’s not a problem as you can buy a new boiler online at Boiler Central!

You can choose your own installation date on our booking calendar as quick as next day and we make everything online.

It really never has been easier to buy a new boiler and we are dedicated to making it as easy as possible to purchase online. Choose your fuel below and get an online quote:

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What will replace gas boilers in 2025?

According to the Committee on Climate Change, approximately 14% of greenhouse gas emissions are emitted from our homes.

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The primary source is from gas heating systems. Because of this statistic, it has been decided that after 2025, no new homes will be using the gas grid.

Eventually, we will replace with low-carbon energy options with high energy efficiency.

Many homeowners are wondering what these replacement options will look like.

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Here are some of the many upcoming heating alternatives for an energy-conscious home:

Heat pumps

Heat pumps are one of the more commonly known replacements to gas heating systems.

Using a refrigerant, heat pumps absorb the natural heat that is found in the ground, water, or air. The refrigerant is compressed to increase the temperature, which is then used to warm the cold water.

When the water is heated, it is then pumped to your radiator and water taps.

Unlike a traditional boiler, heat pumps don’t need any gas or oil to run. Instead, they work by only using electricity and other natural, renewable energy sources. This results in no additional carbon emissions.

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There are many advantages to using a heat pump.

A heat pump is more durable than a gas model. Some even offer cooling capabilities during the summer months in addition to the heat they provide in winter.

A heat pump is more durable than a gas model. Some even offer cooling capabilities during the summer months in addition to the heat they provide in winter.

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Electric boiler

An electric model works very similarly to a gas one. Instead of gas, it uses electricity to heat the water.

These are usually more compact than gas versions, whilst remaining just as efficient.

Like heat pumps, an electric model can’t be 100% CO2 neutral if it uses electricity produced from burning fossil fuels.

Options like using solar panels or other forms of renewable energy are available to reduce your electric boiler’s carbon footprint. 

Solar heating systems

Solar (thermal) heating systems reduce fossil fuel usage considerably, even though they don’t eliminate the use of gas.

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Unlike electric, solar panels, thermal heating systems use heat from the sun to warm up your household water.

Using solar panels on the roof of your home, heat is absorbed and transferred to a tank similar to conventional boiler systems.

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If you’re beginning to notice major issues coming from your old boilers such as high power bills, unusual smells, or leaking units, it’s time to consider a replacement boiler.

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Using our online quotation system, answer 9 simple questions about your home and water usage to find the fuel and boiler that’s efficient for you.

Once we’ve received your information, we’ll act as a credit broker to help you finance your boiler replacement.

We’ll provide a budget as well as other various model options that are right for you.

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