Do you Need a Boiler Replacement?
Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating are based in Southampton, with over 40 years of experience and reputation as Hampshire's leading plumbing and heating specialists.
We have a team of friendly engineers who are fully trained and certified for your peace of mind. Customer satisfaction has always been a priority of ours, so you can expect utmost professionalism from our team.
All boiler units installed by Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating are sourced from reputable manufacturers and known for their reliability and high efficiency. If there is a problem with your existing boiler, we will always aim to repair it before recommending a replacement unless it's the most cost-effective option.
Q: What type of boiler is best for me?
A: Just as each property is different, so are the heating requirements and most suitable boiler options.
There are several types of boilers available, each with their pros and cons, and are suitable for different properties.
Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating are experienced with all major brands of boilers, and will be more than happy assess your requirements and recommend the most suitable solution for your home.
Q: Can I install a boiler myself?
A: Not at all. You should never attempt to fit or install a boiler yourself. The only people qualified to install a boiler are Gas Safe registered engineers. It is illegal to install a new boiler if you are not one of the Gas Safe registered and accredited installers.
This accreditation shows that you have received the training and have demonstrated sufficient competence for working with a gas boiler.
Heating engineers who provide services for and install boilers must carry a Gas Safe registered ID card to prove that they are working on boiler systems legally.
Besides the legality of installing a new boiler, it is also a dangerous task to undertake.
Unlike basic plumbing, where a leak is the worst you could find yourself with, failing to install a gas boiler correctly can have explosive consequences. Building regulations may also prevent you from installing a boiler on your property.
Ultimately, you can not replace a Gas Safe registered heating services engineer's guaranteed expertise and skills when looking to install a new boiler.
Q: When should you replace a boiler?
A: Various reasons necessitate that you replace your boiler. One of these might if you find your boiler is making strange noises. If you hear hissing or knocking sounds coming from your boiler, it may be time to replace it.
Your boiler engineer may recommend that they would like you to get your gas boiler replaced during regular annual inspections if it looks particularly old.
If your boiler is over ten years old, then it might be time to replace it. While it may still work, as your boiler ages, its old parts will gradually wear out. Therefore replacing your boiler before it is too late may save you some money.
Additionally, older boilers are far less efficient at producing heat, so replacing a worn-out boiler is also beneficial. It would be best if you looked into any leaks that your boiler may have immediately. Besides the water damage, a leaking gas boiler could lead to a lethal carbon monoxide leak.
Finally, if your boiler creates fluctuations in your water temperature, you may want to think about getting it replaced. If you can not remedy these temperature changes in your water with boiler repairs, then it is time for a new boiler.
Gas Safe Engineers
Our Gas Safe engineers are completely Gas Safe registered, so you can rest easy knowing that they have the skills and experience necessary to carry out any installations or boiler repairs needed to your boiler and heating services system.
Our engineers carry a Gas Safe registered ID to reassure you that they conduct your boiler installations and repairs with good gas safety.
Choosing a boiler
There are several major factors which can influence the type of boiler you choose:
Hot water demand
How many bathrooms and taps are they are in the property, and how much hot water are you likely to use? Correctly identifying the demand is on the most important factors in order to accurate gauge your need. For example, if there are multiple bathrooms that are likely to be used at the same time, you may want to opt for a system boiler to avoid fighting or waiting for hot water.
A domestic home will understandably need a smaller boiler than a large commercial office block. As the boiler will also be responsible for the main source of heating in the property, you should also take that into consideration and choose a model with a sufficient output.
Size & position
The size of the property is also one of the most important factors in deciding which boiler you should get. If you have a small home, a combi boiler may be the only viable option as they are generally compact and doesn't require any additional installation such as external storage tanks. Alternatively, if your home already has header tanks installed in the loft, you may want to opt for a conventional boiler which utilises them.
How much does boiler installation cost?
The price of installing a new boiler by a Gas Safe engineer again depends on the type and size of the boiler you want. Given that back boilers are now illegal, you can not swap one for another. Therefore you will need to exchange your back boiler for either a combi, regular or system boiler instead. This exchange will set you back around £3,299, including VAT.
Swapping a combi boiler for another one will cost, on average, £1,795; a system to combi boiler conversion will cost £2,499; while a system to system boiler swap will cost around £1,999. Here you can see how the cost of installing boilers can vary, depending mainly on the type of boiler you want to install, as well as its size.
Combi boiler to Combi boiler
£ 1,795 Avg
System boiler to System boiler
£ 1,999 Avg
System boiler to Combi boiler
£ 2,499 Avg
What is the average cost of a new boiler?
If a boiler breakdown occurs, the cost of installing a new boiler can vary depending on the boiler's size, the model you have chosen and where you want to place the new boiler. Additional extras, such as smart controls, can also bump up a new boiler's price.
The costs of a new stand-alone boiler available will vary depending on the type of boiler you want, its quality and its size. A new combi boiler will set you back between £1,500 to £2,750; a new system boiler will cost around £1,600 to £2,900; while and a regular heat-only gas boiler will cost between £1,800 to £3,200. Again, this will depend on the new boiler's size, quality, and location within your home or property.
A new combi boiler will set you back between £1,500 to £2,750
A new system boiler will cost around £1,600 to £2,900
A regular heat-only gas boiler will cost between £1,800 to £3,200
Complete Boiler Services
Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating offers a comprehensive boiler specialist service to customers in the local area around Southampton and throughout the surrounding areas of Hampshire. If you are ever facing a boiler emergency, our 24-hour service should be your number one choice. We can also help with any new boiler installations, repairs and maintenance you may need.
Our professional team of plumbing and heating specialists also comprises Gas Safe registered engineers, so you can rest assured your boiler is being cared for by those fully trained and qualified to carry out such work. Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating has the experience and knowledge necessary to remedy any boiler issue you might be facing, providing expert advice on how to best care for your boiler.
Local Boiler Engineers Southampton
If you are looking for a local boiler engineer in the Southampton area or anywhere in Hampshire and the south coast, Hampshire Emergency Plumbing and Heating is here to help. We offer an exceptionally reliable service, and our team of boiler, heating and gas engineers is always friendly and happy to help. We can offer you professional advice on maintaining your central heating system and conduct any installations, repairs and services you require.
If you want to know more about the services we offer or for a free quote, please do not hesitate to contact our team today. Whether you need a boiler installed, pipework replaced, or a radiator repaired, our engineers are here to help.
Boiler Installation Near Me
We work throughout Southampton and the surrounding areas of Hampshire including:
If you are searching for boiler installation in the Southampton and Hampshire areas, contact us today. We offer our boiler installations throughout Southampton and the surrounding areas. Call 07852 583 351 to find out more.