Frequently Asked Questions about New Boiler Installations

Are you looking to install a new boiler in York? We've answered your most frequently asked questions below so you can be an expert in new boiler installations!

Boiler Installations: FAQs

boiler installation faqs

What Are the Benefits of a New Boiler Installation?

Installing a new boiler can offer numerous benefits, including improved energy efficiency, reduced energy bills, and enhanced home comfort. Modern boilers are designed to be more energy efficient, which means they use less fuel to provide the same amount of heat. This not only lowers your energy bills but also reduces your carbon footprint.

What Different Types Of Boilers Are There?

There are three different types of boiler; conventional, system, and combi. 

The latter is likely the boiler type that you're most familiar with because it's the most popular boiler used here in the UK. As the name suggests, a combi boiler combines all of the fundamental components into one package, whereas the other two; conventional and system boilers, require separate water storage tanks for the boiler to function.

Which Boiler Type Is Best For My Home?

The best type of boiler for your home is dependent on your needs. 

If you have a large house with more than 2 bathrooms and therefore require lots of hot water, a conventional boiler might be more suited to your needs. On the other hand, if you live in a smaller home, a combi boiler might be more suited to you because you require less water, and you have less space so cannot make room for the tanks, but again, this is all dependent on how much you need to rely on your boiler.

How Much Does a New Boiler Installation in York Cost?

The cost of a new boiler installation in York can vary based on several factors, including the type of boiler, the complexity of the installation, and the rates charged by the heating engineers in York. On average, you can expect to pay between £1,500 and £3,000 for a new boiler installation. This cost includes the price of the boiler itself and the labour charges for the installation.

Can I Change the Boiler Type?

Yes. If you have a conventional boiler system and would like to change to a combi boiler system instead, this is possible, as is the visa-versa option.

How often should I replace my boiler?

On average, boilers should last anywhere between 10-15 years before they need to be replaced, but this does of course depend on how well you've looked after it and how much you use it. 

If you have an old boiler that's 20 years old, for example, but it's still in full working order, it might be worth replacing it just so you can take advantage of modern boiler technologies and efficiencies.

Do I Need To Hire A Gas-Safe Engineer To Install My New Boiler?

Yes. You must hire a gas-safe engineer to install your new boiler.

Why? Anybody who is not gas-safe is legally not allowed to install gas appliances like gas boilers. And by hiring a non-gas-safe engineer, you risk putting your home, and more importantly, your family, in danger.

Always check an engineer's gas-safe card to be certain. We're more than happy to show you ours when we come round to visit.

Should I service my boiler every year, even if it's new?

Yes, and there's a reason why every gas engineer recommends annually servicing your boiler; it keeps your boiler in tip-top condition and helps you avoid expensive breakdowns in the latter years of the boiler's life.

How Can I Maintain My New Boiler?

Here are some maintenance tips to ensure your new boiler operates efficiently and has a long lifespan. 

  • Annual Servicing: Schedule an annual service with heating engineers in York to check for any issues and ensure the boiler is running efficiently.
  • Bleed Radiators: Regularly bleed your radiators to remove trapped air and ensure even heat distribution.
  • Check Pressure: Monitor your boiler’s pressure and adjust it if necessary to maintain optimal performance.
  • Keep Vents Clear: Ensure that any vents or flues are free from obstructions to allow proper ventilation.

Looking for a Professional Boiler Installer in York?

If you're looking for professional boiler installers or heating engineers in York to come out and install your new boiler, look no further than us at Armstrong Plumbing & Heating. 

Also covering Tadcaster, Wetherby, and all surrounding areas of York, you can contact us at 07834 168464 or 01904 373075 or send us a message using our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.