James Elston

James Elston

Published June 30, 2024

Expert Boiler Installation In Batley, West Yorkshire

How many bathrooms do you have?

How many bedrooms do you have?

How many Radiators do you have?

How soon do you need your boiler?

What Type Of Boiler Do You Need?

The minimum nighttime temperatures in Batley range between 1.9°C and 11.9°C throughout the year. Regardless of the season, your home and business require a boiler system that supplies adequate heat.

Selecting the appropriate boiler for your home or business should be viewed as an investment rather than a purchase. Factors to keep in mind include:

  • The size of your property
  • The layout of where the boiler is installed
  • Type of property (house, flat, business)
  • Your energy consumption
  • Heating requirements (central heating and hot water)
  • Water pressure
  • The existing heating system in the property
  • Quality of property’s insulation
  • Budget
  • Environmental consciousness

Below we will guide you through the various types of boilers and highlight where they would be most suitable.

Conventional boiler

Conventional boilers, also known as “traditional boilers” or “heat-only boilers”, are used commonly across the UK. 

They are well suited to medium- to large-sized homes or businesses that have a high demand for hot water. However, these boilers are regarded as old and are being phased out due to their high levels of carbon emissions as they require oil or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) to run. So, choosing a conventional boiler may not be a viable long-term investment, as they do not align with the UK government’s Net Zero initiative.

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combi boiler

Combi Boiler

Combi boilers provide hot water for your taps and a central heating system from one unit. These boilers are fueled by either electricity or gas. Combi boilers require good water pressure as they take water straight from the cold water mains and heat it, which means an instant supply of hot water.

Their efficiency, compact design, and easy installation make combi boilers ideal for smaller homes, flats, and offices. They usually cannot supply hot water to more than one tap at a time and are therefore best suited to properties with one bathroom. Combi boilers are not suited to properties with high heat demands.

Electric boiler

Electric boilers use a heating element to heat water that runs to your shower, taps and central heating systems. These types of boilers have an efficiency rating of 98% and require fewer kWhs to deliver the same amount of heat as a gas boiler. They are compact in size and best suited to smaller homes or offices as they may not meet the heating demands of larger spaces. 

Electric boiler systems have fewer moving parts which means less maintenance and less noise. These types of boilers can be expensive to run due to high electricity tariffs and have shorter warranties compared to other boilers. Electric boilers can be connected to solar panels which will further reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills.

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system boiler

System boiler

System boilers are ideal for larger houses or offices with multiple rooms and bathrooms. These boilers have a separate storage cylinder which allows them to provide hot water to outlets and central heating. This means there is a ready supply of heat to multiple rooms or bathrooms at once.

Installing system boilers requires additional space for the hot water storage tank. These boilers require good water pressure as the supply is taken directly from the mains. If the timer has not been set or the hot water in the storage tank is empty, you need to allow some time for it to heat up once again. 

These boilers have a lifespan of 10-15 years and require annual servicing. System boilers can be electric, LPG, or gas, but they can also be set up to run on solar power.

Biomass boiler

Biomass boilers use organic materials in the form of specialised wood pellets, chips or logs as a fuel source. These materials are burned and supply heat to hot water boilers and central heating systems. The carbon emission rate is significantly lower than that of traditional gas boilers. 

Biomass systems require a lot of space; not just for the unit but for the fuel too. These boilers are best suited to larger homes and commercial businesses with a sizable heating system, such as bigger radiators or underfloor heating. 

Biomass boilers are reliable, have a high energy efficiency, and carbon-neutral options. While they are considered cheap in terms of running costs, the installation of these systems is relatively high, averaging around £18,000.

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How Much Does It Cost To Install A New Boiler In Batley?

When you are installing a new boiler in your home or office, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. For instance, replacing a traditional boiler with a combi boiler requires the removal and disconnection of pipes as well as the installation of new connections. This additional labour will add to the costs.

We have broken down these variations to give you an idea of what you might expect to pay (on average) for a boiler installation in Batley.

New boiler costs for residential homes

Type of BoilerCost excluding installationCost incl installationAverage cost incl installation
Conventional£600 – £3,500£1,700 – £4,000£2,955
Combi£500 – £3,000£1,500 – £4,500£2,750
Electric£590 – £2,500£1,600 – £35000£2,970
System£580 – £3,500£1,700 – £4,000£2,790
Biomass£4,000 – £12,000£6,000 – £21,000£16,000

New boiler costs for commercial businesses

The figures given below are cost estimates for small, medium and large businesses.

Small businesses

Type of BoilerCost excluding installationCost incl installationAverage cost incl installation
Conventional£600 – £2,700£1,800 –  £4,000£2,900
Combi£600 – £2,000£1,900 – £3,300£2,600
Electric£550 – £1,750£1,900 – £3,000£2,450
System£600 – £2,900£600 – £3,500£2,050
Biomass£5,000 – £10,000 £10,000 – £16,000£13,000

Medium businesses

Type of BoilerCost excluding installationCost incl installationAverage cost incl installation
Conventional£1,200 – £5,000 £3,200 – £7,000 £5,100
Combi£1,000 – £4,000£3,000 – £6,000£4,500
Electric£1,200 – £4,000£3,200 – £6,500£4,850
System£1,200 – £5,000£3,300 – £7,000£5,150
Biomass£6,000 – £12,000 £11,000 – £20,000£15,500

Large Businesses

When dealing with large businesses, commercial boilers’ standard max output of 70kW may not suffice. If a business requires a bigger output, they move into the “industrial boiler” territory.

Boilers of this calibre have an output of either 100kW or 200kW. Naturally, the cost of installing industrial boilers is higher, as they require more labour due to the complexity of the installation. Industrial boilers can cost over £20,000.

Type of BoilerCost excluding installationCost incl installationAverage cost incl installation
Conventional£5,000 to over £10,000  £12,500 to over £20,000  Ranges widely
CombiNot suited for large commercial n/an/a
Electric£5,000 to over £10,000£12,500 to over £20,000Varies
System£5,000 to over £10,000£8,000 to over £10,000Varies
Biomass£15,000 to over £30,000 £20,000 to over £40,000Varies

Are there any grants for a new boiler installation?

In its drive towards Net Zero, the UK government has grants available to help with the financing of boiler installations. These grants do not apply to gas boiler installation.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) provides grants of up to £7,500, to encourage property owners to swap out their oil or gas boilers for low-carbon emission heating systems such as biomass boilers. This grant is available until the 31st of December 2027.

The Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO4) is targeted at low-income households with an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) grade of D, E, F, or G. Those who are eligible may receive a more efficient boiler to replace their conventional one.

What Size Boiler Do You Need?

Boiler sizes refer to their power output, which ranges from 10kW to 70kW and fall into the domestic and commercial classifications. Those with outputs over 70kW are considered “industrial” as previously mentioned. 

The size of the boiler you may need will depend on a number of factors.

Properties with poor insulation, more radiators, and more bedrooms or bathrooms will require larger boiler systems.

Below are estimated boiler sizes for residential and commercial properties of varying proportions.

For residential homes

BedroomsBathroomsRadiatorsBoiler SizeType of Boiler
1-211-1018kW – 27kWConventional, combi, electric
3-42-310-1528 kW – 34kWConventional, system
5+4+15-2035kW – 43kWConventional, system, biomass 

For commercial businesses

The size of a boiler required for commercial properties will depend on the size of the building, the number of rooms, and the type of establishment. For instance, a commercial building used as an office space does not need hot water for a shower but does require central heating.

A hotel of the same size has higher heat demands as the rooms require hot water in the bathrooms as well as central heating. The hotel will therefore require a much larger boiler.

These are the average estimated boiler outputs for various-sized commercial properties.

SizeHot water pointsRadiatorsBoiler SizeType of Boiler 
Small11-918kW – 24 kW (30kW for combi)Combi, Electric
Medium 3 or more10-2035kW – 45kWSystem, Conventional
LargeSeveralOver 2055kW to over 100kWConventional, System, Biomass

What Are The Best Boiler Brands?

The brands listed below are the Top 5 best boiler brands in the UK according to survey findings from heating experts, engineers, customers, boiler installers, and industry professionals.

Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch is a renowned brand in the UK heating industry. Their range of combi boilers has won the Which? Best Buy Award 13 times. Their selection of high-quality reliable boilers makes them industry heavy hitters in the UK. 

Trustpilot rating: 4.6

Warranty: 2 years (oil boiler), 10 years (Greenstar gas boiler), 12 years (Lifestyle boilers)

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Vaillant has established itself as a quality and reliable brand when it comes to boilers. This 150-year-old German-founded brand is favoured by many UK customers and installers for the quality and consistency of their boilers. Their innovative range of ecoTec models has also been praised for their efficiency and convenient features.

Trustpilot rating: 4.4

Warranty: 2-5 years depending on the model


Quality meets budgets with Alpha boilers. Alpha has a wide variety of boiler systems, from sleek and compact units to powerful commercial boilers. These boilers are made with quality materials such as stainless steel. This is the perfect option for those looking for affordable and reliable heating from a company with over 50 years of experience.

Trustpilot rating: 4.7

Warranty: 7 years

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This German brand has dominated the European boiler market and is now making itself known in the UK. Quality and innovation shine throughout their more traditional boiler systems as well as their smart boilers.

Trustpilot rating: 4.2

Warranty: 3- 5 years


Ideal has established itself as a mainstay UK brand when it comes to boilers. This company is located in Hull and has been operating for over 100 years. Ideal offers competitive market prices without compromising on quality. Their wide range of systems caters to every kind of household, business, and budget.

Trustpilot rating: 4.8

Warranty: 2-12 years (subject to Ideal’s T&Cs)

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Why Choose Eco Happy?

Boiler installations require expert care from the selection process to the installation. Eco Happy has helped many homes and businesses meet their heating requirements while also being environmentally conscious.

Do You Need A Boiler Installation Quote?

Visit the Eco Happy site today, fill out the form, and we will get back to you with a free boiler installation quote. For advice on choosing the right boiler or questions relating to your current boiler, please feel free to contact us.


Electric boilers are safer than gas boilers as there is no risk of a gas leak, less explosion risk from high-pressure build-up, and a significantly lower fire risk.

It is against the law for a person to install their own boiler (unless you are, of course, a Gas Safe registered heating engineer). Installing any kind of boiler system in your home or office should only be done by certified industry professionals. Incorrectly installed boilers can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and fires – or even run the risk of exploding.

If the plumber in question is on the Gas Safe register, then yes. Plumbing services can be used for other heat source issues relating to central heating pipes and radiators.

James Elston

James Elston

Boiler Expert

James Elston is the top boiler replacement and heating expert at Eco Happy. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, focusing on Gas Safe boiler installations and offering home-heating and energy-saving solutions to homeowners across the UK. From sourcing the most energy-efficient combi boiler to providing specialist heating advice, James ensures that Eco Happy maintains the highest standards and best customer service.

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