The costs of a new Central Heating system?
You may have just bought a house and find you’re in the position were you need to replace an old central heating system or fit one which hasn’t been installed before. The costs can change quite considerably on:
- Which company you decide to use
- How much work is involved
- Size of the property
There is a lot to think about regarding materials etc:
- Size of boiler in KW
- Heating controls
All of these things are important to think about at the beginning of a project it can save you both time and money in the long run if done properly first time.
It’s important to get the right sized radiators for every room. This is calculated by the room volume, north facing, what type of windows you have in will determine the correct size.
Size of Property
In a two to three bedroom house you will need to £1,500 materials, normally the same for labour giving you a total of around £3,000. This will include running a new gas pipe from the meter to the boiler and cooker if required, heating pipes throughout, installing radiators and programmers. The bigger the house the costs will inevitably get higher.
|House size||boiler size||rooms||Cost|
|2 bed house||24kw||6||£3,000|
|3 bed house||28kw||7||£3,500|
|4 bed house||30kw||9||£4,000|
|5 bed house||35kw||11||£5,500|
These prices are only a guideline, so depending on special requirements and how easy to install can affect the price either way. Also the prices are for a combi boiler it may be that you have two or more bathrooms and the boiler will not be able to cope with the demand if two or three people are showering at the same time. This means that you would need a boiler with a hot water cylinder so everything runs smoothly especially in the mornings.
These are now an essential part of any boiler installation, it can save you a lot of money as your house warms up the thermostat can regulate the temperature and switch the boiler on and off as required so the house doesn’t get too hot.