Combi boilers are one of the most common ways of heating homes. They are a fantastic piece of kit that is compact, lightweight and can help to keep gas and electricity bills down. A combi boiler is just a single unit that heats both the central heating system and hot water in our homes. Let’s take a look at combi boilers and see how much a new one is at new boiler cost Ltd.
How does a combi boiler work?
Combi boilers work by burning natural gas which in turn heats cold water up which is passed through the internal heat exchanger. Once this water is hot enough it starts to be sent to the radiators and taps.
If you switch on your central heating the combi boiler will heat the cold water up in the system and then circulate it around to ensure that it is always being kept warm.
If you need hot water for your tap, it will just turn on and off as and when you need it. If you turn your tap off the combi boiler will also turn off.
How much does a new combi boiler cost?
Considering how advanced combi boilers are they are relatively cheap, they have come a long long way since the 1980s when they were first developed and there are many manufacturers which ensures that prices are competitive.
For example, Viessmann has just brought out a brand new boiler, the Viessmann 050 and kept it the same price as the old one. This just shows how competitive the combi boiler market is.
New combi boiler prices
New combi boiler prices start at around £500 for a cheap one and around £1,500 for a really good one. The cheap ones are perfectly fine for a quick solution for say a landlord or smaller home but can endure problems sooner than a more expensive one.
We recommend that you spend at least £700 on a combi boiler to make sure that you get a decent make and model. If you can afford a really good combi boiler or have a larger home then you should really consider a more expensive one as they can provide you with 15 to 20 years of hassle-free heating. All these combi boilers should come with a long warranty too.
Cheap combi boilers
Cheap combi boilers are also known as budget combi boilers to make them sound less cheap and are fine for smaller homes with less demand. Examples of cheap combi boiler makers are Alpha, Vokera and Zanussi. These combi boilers are all around £500-£600 and can easily be installed in most homes across the UK due to their compact size and shape.
Mid-range combi boilers costs
Mid-range combi boilers are boilers between £700 and £1,000. These are the boilers we recommend you look at as they come with great warranties and great prices. We believe this is where some of the highest competition is, so you can get a great boiler at a great price. Examples of combi boilers in this bracket are The Worcester 4000, Viessmann 050 and Ideal Logic Plus.
Premium boiler cost
Premium or top of the range boilers are generally over £1,000. These boilers come with extended warranties, are usually a lot more powerful and have the most expensive parts inside them. Some of them such as the Worcester 8000 for example have been designed to be kept on show with a great facelift. Another example of a top of the range boiler is the Viessmann Vitodens 222-w This boiler is extra powerful and comes with a long warranty for your peace of mind. These boilers are great for medium to large homes.
Cost of combi boilers conclusion
The cost of a combi boiler is completely down to you and your home and your budget. There is no point in buying a really powerful boiler for a small home, it would be like pulling a caravan with a monster truck. There are many ways to check which boiler is best for you and we always recommend getting the right size combi boiler for your home rather than just paying a fortune for the best one.