A gas central heating installation can take about three days and cost will depend on the boiler you choose and your location. For a small building, a combination boiler should supply adequate heat and hot water, but larger homes would require something better.
Our promise is to always be fair honest and open on pricing. Central heating installations can start from £1500 and a typical 3 Bedroom could cost around £3500. But this is a job we would have to inspect before giving you our best price.
you recently bought a home with old electric storage heating and would like to convert the heating system to gas central heating? Or you are renovating your aged home and would like to replace the central heating system and install a brand-new boiler, pipework, radiators, and heating controls.
Central heating installation for bigger properties with more rooms and on three or more floors will cost more. Zoning heating controls are essential for better energy efficiency. Zoning heating controls will separate the various parts of your home into different heating zones.
For example, the system will treat each floor as a separate heating zone and will only supply heat to selected floors at certain times of the day. If you have children who are at university and only come home occasionally, the heating to their rooms or floor can be turned off when they are not at home.
The simple and direct answer to this question is an emphatic no! Electricity costs three to four times more per unit than gas. Unlike gas, all homes in the UK have an electricity supply, which would make electric storage heating seem like a choice for some homeowners.
However, the costs of running an electric heating system come to around £2,000 per year for a system consuming 13,500kWh per year. Compare this to around £500 in gas bills for heating and cooking for the average home and you will quickly see how cost effective a gas central heating system is.
The few benefits of an electric heating system include no annual maintenance as the storage heaters are virtually maintenance-free. Also, installation costs are lower as no pipework is needed. However, that is where the benefits end. If you do not have mains gas supply, then portable gas or oil is a better choice.
Whether you are looking to service your boiler, replace your boiler or move from ‘oil to gas’ it is essential to find the right heating engineer to undertake any work. A professional heating engineer will provide you with all the information and advice you need to consider your options. They will supply quotes and provide peace of mind that all work is carried out to proper standards.
It is essential you use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, service or check gas appliances including boilers. To carry out work on gas installations and appliances safely and legally, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
A number of our key locations are listed below, but if you're unsure from our locations map whether we can send an engineer to your home, please contact our customer service team on 01225 247 247.