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How to save £1,500 on your new boiler

Posted on Monday, 06 January 2014 04:26PM by Artful Lodger
It’s an unfortunate fact for homeowners that every now and then you’ll need to replace your gas boiler.

Although most people assume a new boiler is going to cost them dearly, it could actually pay off in the long run. Modern condensing gas boilers are far more energy-efficient than they used to be, meaning you’re likely to pay a lot less on your bills.

In fact, depending on your circumstances you could actually get help from the government towards buying your new boiler.

Here are Home Team UK’s top tips for saving money when choosing your boiler:

Check the energy rating

New boilers are rated for energy efficiency from A to G (A being best, G being worst). It goes without saying that you should buy an A-rated boiler to save money on your bills.

For example, the difference between running an old G-rated boiler and an A-rated boiler is £300 a year. Over five years, that’s £1,500 saved!

Thankfully, most new boilers have this A rating, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one.

Don’t just go for the big names

It’s tempting to stick with who you know when it comes to something like changing your boiler, but you could find yourself paying well over the odds. Recent research by lovemoney.com found that a typical quote from British Gas or Npower could come to more than £3,000, and that doesn’t necessarily include additional items such as new piping, boiler mounts, testing, etc.

A boiler installation from Home Team UK (for a boiler costing £1,000) costs around £1,500 in total - around half the amount you could find yourself paying with a bigger name.

Never trust a pushy salesman

We’ve all been there, whether it’s at the car garage, the mobile phone shop or getting a new boiler fitted. Pushy salesmen can make you feel rushed and stressed - and you should never trust anyone who seems to be forcing you into a sale.

Home Team UK’s friendly engineers offer free, straightforward advice and will help you make the right decision for you and your home. Visit Home Team UK boiler installation experts to find out more.

Get your boiler for free if you’re on benefits

Not only could a new boiler save you money in the long run, but if you claim certain benefits you could actually get your boiler for free, too. The Affordable Warmth Scheme helps people on benefits make their home more energy efficient, and can involve a grant towards a new boiler or wall/roof insulation. In some cases it could cover the full cost.

Home Team UK has a range of boilers that are available through the Affordable Warmth Scheme, and their friendly advisers can help you find out whether you qualify.