We at ST Heating Services Ltd., understand that maintaining and replacing your boiler can be a mind-boggling exercise. It is the reason why we have taken the time to gather together the commonly asked questions about central heating and boiler systems. We hope that you will be able to find the answers you seek here.
How long does it take to replace a new boiler?
The good news is that any replacement job can be done very quickly. The downside is that the job may end up being shoddily done. As such, it is not possible to provide an accurate timeline for a boiler installation exercise. It normally depends on the boiler we are installing, space configurations, the boiler system that was in place before, and the requirements of your home. Often, a boiler replacement takes one day. But if the boiler we are installing has some additional alterations that are different than the previous boiler, it could take a few more days to complete the installation.
How much should a boiler replacement cost?
Boiler replacement costs will traditionally vary depending on the boiler we are installing. Normally, the costs will vary between £750 for a regular/heat only boiler to around £4,500 for a system boiler. Also, note that the costs may also be affected by whether the boiler is getting moved from one room to another, or whether it will be installed in the same location as the previous boiler.
How much does it cost to register a boiler with gas safe?
Gas Safe registration typically costs £360. When you include the value added tax, the amount becomes £434.40. The gas safe registration is a one-time fee which is intended to cover you for a period of 12 months and includes one registered gas engineer. You will need to pay an additional £152, inclusive of VAT after one year for the certification to get renewed.
Should I replace my boiler?
We recommend that you consider replacing your boiler if it is more than 15 years old. But if you are a smart homeowner, age is not the only factor you should consider when making a decision on whether to replace or not. Be on the lookout for additional signs such as:
- Presence of leaks in your residential, commercial, or industrial boiler
- If the boilers need frequent repairs and maintenance
- You have noticed the presence of black soot and yellow flames
- Your energy bills are becoming higher with each passing month
ST Heating Services Ltd. is a registered UK company providing industrial and commercial boiler, heating & plumbing servicing, repair & maintenance in Manchester and throughout the North West, UK. Call us today on 0161 279 0137 for more information on your boiler replacement needs.