Upgrade Your Boiler With A New Installation From Smart Gas Solutions
Looking to get a new boiler installed in Edinburgh & The Lothians? Here at Smart Gas Solutions, we have the made replacing boilers a straight forward process.
Before looking to replace your boiler perhaps you could get in touch to ask about our Boiler Repair Service. We will always give you expert advice on whether or not we can repair your boiler before looking into a full replacement and installation. This way we can work with you to get the most out of your current boiler and help put a plan in place to look into replacing it in the future. We also have 0% Boiler Finance options if this would be of interest.
Read on to learn about how we can help when it comes to all things Boiler related.
Smart Gas Solutions is Worcester Bosch & Ideal Gold status rated installers. We fit over 150 boilers a year. Our engineers are regularly trained by Worcester & Ideal, which means we are able to offer you up to 12 years warranty on a selection of our new boiler ranges. Smart Gas does not sub-contract and therefore, all staff are directly employed by Smart Gas Solutions for your added peace of mind.
Heating accounts for about 55% of what you spend in a year on energy bills so an efficient boiler makes a big difference. Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a bigger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.
Typical annual saving based on your present boiler rating: G (< 70%) £315 F (70-74%) £220 E (74-78%) £190 D (78-82%) £170 * Estimated figures: Energy Saving Trust March 2019, based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler.
If it’s time to change your boiler, then the first thing is to decide what type of boiler you need. There are three main types of condensing boilers: Combi boilers, System boilers and Regular Boilers.
Choosing a new boiler can seem daunting and confusing but, it’s our aim to make this process as simple as possible with our ‘nothing is too much trouble’ approach. Our senior engineers promise to visit your property personally and take the time to assess and discuss your needs, in order to ensure your new boiler perfectly matches you requirements. Every clients needs are different, depending on things such as how many bathrooms you have, the number of people living in the household and the individual lifestyle requirements eg. 2 or more people showering at the same time.
The best option for you will depend on various factors such as:
How much hot water do you use? A large family using lots of hot water could be better off with a system or regular boiler connected to an unvented cylinder where as, a smaller household using less may be better off using a combi
Are you short of space? A combi boiler doesn’t need a hot water cylinder, and so needs less space. The Worcester Compact range are even specifically designed to fit inside a standard kitchen cupboard!
The right boiler in the right heating system could save you up to £340* a year on your energy bills.
For the 9th year running Worcester’s Greenstar gas boilers have been awarded Which? Best Buys and their consumers have voted themselves as the Most Satisfied Customers in the Which? Boiler Survey.
How much should a new boiler and installation cost?
Replacing your combi boiler or system boiler could cost anywhere between £600 -£900 for a lower-priced budget model, £900 – £1,200 for a mid-range model, and £1,000 – £2,500 for a premium model. This all depends on the features and the actual boiler make. Also, the output of the boiler can also affect the price as higher-rated more powerful boilers will generally be more expensive. The cost of labour will also have to be factored in.
Can a plumber install a boiler?
When carrying out a boiler installation you will need to ensure that you employ an actual Gas and Heating engineer. Although a plumber can work on the pipework and radiators that make up your heating system it’s important they do not work on the gas pipe or the boiler. The Heating engineer needs to be Gas Safe qualified.
How long does it take to install a boiler?
How long do boilers last?
How do you know when your boiler needs replacing?
1. Radiators take longer than usual to heat up
2. There is a bad smell coming from the boiler
3. Increase in your energy bills
4. Leaky Boiler
5. Strange or unusual noises coming from the boiler
To get more details, check out our article on new boilers.