Grants for new gas boilers.

Price influences many a decision on buying a brand-new boiler. There are a wide range of fitting costs depending upon the type of gas boilers you’re thinking of buying and what you currently have put in. Popular condensing gas boilers come in several types. Whilst the bill for the boiler will be about 700 pounds the required fitting work can cost several times this amount. If the installation work also involves system radiators and or heating controls this bill will escalate.

Get several boiler quotes and ensure that you compare the relative efficiency or the various gas boilers and how much they cost to run each year. Your boiler will have a lifespan of 15 years, as gas costs rise every year the total gas used will eventually add up to a large amount. Check the SEDBUK rating of the new gas boilers you are looking at as this will tell you their comparative efficiencies. Sometimes more cost-efficient heating boilers cost slightly more than this will be paid back several times over its useful life.

It is also a good idea to check to see if you are entitled to any grants to save on the purchase price for any of the gas boilers.

The government have a warm front award of up to £2700 to reduce the bill of a heating system for those people who are on benefits living in England. If you do not qualify for the award but are aged over 60 you might qualify for their Heating Rebate Scheme instead. This offers a 300 pounds rebate on fixing or substituting a broken down heating system.  They have also recently introduced a Boiler Scrappage cashback for replacing old inefficient gas boilers.

If you still want help with financing replacement gas boilers you might also want to look at the finance schemes extended by some central heating boiler fitters. A number of state-of-the-art offers are often available such as zero percent interest or buy now pay later. Another form of offer could be some flexibility on the repayment schedule. It is important that you get advice and fully know how much these schemes really cost. Sometimes the funding may cost up to 30% although of course you may have received a sizeable discount on the cost price. Before you sign a plan you should compare these schemes with the cost of bank finance.