James Elston

James Elston

Published June 24, 2024

Expert Boiler Installation in Birstall

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?

Read on to decide which of the boilers listed below best suit the needs of your home or business.

Combi boiler

Combi boilers provide heat to water outlets and central heating systems from one single unit and can be fueled with either gas or electricity. These nifty little systems are ideal for houses, flats and offices with one bathroom. Combi boilers are efficient, compact, easy to install and have hot water instantly available. Water is taken directly from the mains, so good water pressure is needed.

The use of multiple appliances is not possible with combi boilers, and the lack of an immersion heater means that there is no backup if your boiler were to break down. It’s also important to note that combi boilers are not compatible with power showers.

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system boiler

System boiler

These boilers are perfect for larger commercial businesses and homes with multiple bathrooms. A heat exchanger provides hot water to outlets and heating systems within your property. System boilers can be either LPG, gas or electric, but can also run on solar power. Adequate water pressure is required as the water supply is taken directly from the mains.

A separate storage cylinder means that hot water can be supplied to multiple areas and appliances simultaneously. System boilers are a great option for businesses and households with high heating demands.

Unlike combi boilers, hot water is not instant and needs at least 30 minutes to heat up if the timer has not been set. If the water in the cylinder has run out, additional time is needed for the new supply to heat up.

Conventional boiler

Also known as “traditional boilers” or “heat-only boilers”. These are the oldest models on the market. Despite being widely used throughout the UK, they are being phased out due to their high rate of carbon emissions. This is a result of their need for oil or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to operate.

Conventional boilers have a more complex installation process and require both hot and cold water tanks. Traditional boilers are suited to homes or businesses with high heat demands but might be made obsolete in keeping with the UK’s Net Zero drive.

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electric boiler

Electric boiler

These boilers work very much like an electric kettle. An internal heating element within the boiler heats up the surrounding water. Electric boilers are highly efficient (up to 99%), have low installation costs, and have fewer components than a traditional gas boiler which means lower maintenance.

These systems are environmentally friendly and are known for operating quietly. Electric boilers are best suited to smaller properties and businesses. It is worth noting that the running costs of these boilers tend to be higher than conventional boilers, but they are compatible with solar panels.

Biomass boiler

Biomass boilers supply heat to central heating systems and hot water boilers by burning specialised organic materials. These materials are either wood chips, pellets or logs and are considered to be a carbon-neutral fuel source. Biomass boilers are reliable and have an efficiency of up to 97%.

They are perfect for bigger homes and businesses with high heat demands and large heat delivery systems such as underfloor heating. Large areas are required for the installation of these boilers as well as storage for the fuel.

The running costs of a biomass boiler are relatively low in comparison to gas boilers, however, the installation costs are around the £18,000 mark.

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How Much Does It Cost To Install A New Boiler In Birstall, West Yorkshire?

The costs of installing a new boiler will depend on more than the type of boiler. Existing traditional boiler systems can entail a complex removal process. The disconnecting and removal of pipes along with the installation of new systems mean additional labour costs.

Below, we have provided estimated costs for installing new boilers in both homes and businesses.

New boiler costs for residential homes

One-bedroom home

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£600 – £2,500£1,600 – £3,500£2,550
System£600 – £2,500£1,800 – £3,400£2,600
Conventional£600 – £2,500£1,800 – £3,500£2,650
Electric£550 – £2,500£1,450 – £3,500£2,475
Biomass £4,000 –  £8,000£6,000 – £10,000£8,000

Two-bedroom home

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£600 – £2,500£1,700 – £4,000£2,850
System£600 – £3,000£1,800 – £4,000£2,900
Conventional£600 – £2,800£2,000 – £4,000£3,000
Electric£600 – £2,600£1,600 – £3,900£2,750
Biomass £5,000 –  £10,000£8,000 – £12,000£10,000

Three to four-bedroom home

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£1,400 – £3,000£2,600 – £4,500£3,550
System£1,500 – £3,700£2,600 – £4,700£3,650
Conventional£1,500 – £3,700£2,700 – £4,900£3,800
Electric£1,400 – £3,300£2,500 – £4,500£3,500
Biomass £7,000 –  £14,000£10,000 – £18,000£14,000

Five or more bedroom homes

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£1,500 – £3,500£2,600 – £4,500+£3,550
System£1,600 – £4,300£3,000 – £5,000+£4,000
Conventional£1,600 – £4,500£2,900 – £5,000+£3,950
Electric£1,550 – £3,500£2,500 – £4,500+£3,500
Biomass £8,000 –  £15,000£10,000 – £20,000+£15,000

New boiler costs for commercial businesses

Small businesses

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£600 – £2,000£1,900 – £3,300£2,600
System£600 – £2,900£600 – £3,500£2,050
Conventional£600 – £2,700£1,800 –  £4,000 £2,900
Electric£550 – £1,750£1,900 – £3,000£2,450
Biomass £5,000 – £10,000£10,000 – £16,000 £13,000

Medium-sized businesses

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
Combi£1,000 – £4,000 £3,000 – £6,000 £4,500
System£1,200 – £5,000£3,300 – £7,000£5,150
Conventional£1,200 – £5,000£3,200 – £7,000£5,100
Electric£1,200 – £4,000£3,200 – £6,500 £4,850
Biomass £6,000 – £12,000 £11,000 – £20,000 £15,500

Large businesses

Boiler typeCost (excluding installation)Cost  (including Installation)Average cost (with installation)
System£5,000- £10,000£12,500- £20,000 Varies
Conventional£5,000- £10,000£12,500- £20,000 Varies
Electric£5,000- £10,000£12,500- £20,000Varies
Biomass £15,000- £30,000£20,000- £40,000Varies

What Size Boiler Do You Need?

When discussing boiler sizes, we are referring to the kW output and not their physical size. Standard boiler sizes range between 10kW and 70kW which is the range for domestic and commercial use. As discussed, anything above 70kW is industrial.

When determining the optimum boiler size for your property, you should consider certain factors. For example, poor insulation would need to be offset by a larger boiler to combat heat leaks.

Likewise, a higher number of radiators, bedrooms and bathrooms will also need a higher power output to meet heating demands.

Below, we’ve provided estimated boiler sizes appropriate for various types and sizes of properties.

For residential homes

Number of bedroomsNumber of bathroomsNumber of radiatorsSize of boilerType of boiler 
1-210-1018- 27 kWCombination, conventional, electric
3-42-310-1528-34 kWSystem or Conventional
5 or more4+15 – 20+35-43 kWConventional, biomass, system

For commercial businesses

Size Number of hot water pointsNumber of radiatorsSize of boilerType of boiler 
Small11-918- 24 kWCombi, conventional, electric 
Medium3 or more10-2035 kW – 45 kWConventional, system, electric, biomass 
LargeOver 2020 or more55 kW and more Conventional, system, biomass

What Are The Best Boiler Brands?

The brands listed below are favoured in the UK for their boiler varieties.

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Alpha

Alpha offers its customers quality boilers at competitive prices. Their Italian-designed units range from compact combi boilers to larger commercial models. With over 50 years of experience, Alpha is a popular choice within the UK market.
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Viessmann

Viessmann is another German brand whose popularity has found its way into the UK boiler industry. This company was founded over 100 years ago and has all the standard boiler systems on offer. They also have a range of smart boilers with a range of innovative features.
Trustpilot rating: 4.4

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Vaillant

Vaillant is a German-founded company that has been in operation for over 150 years. Their boilers are popular in the European regions and has become a trusted brand in the UK. Vaillant boilers range from your standard models to the more updated ecoTEC variety, all of which have the same mark of quality, efficiency and reliability.
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Worcester Bosch

This UK-based brand’s combi boilers boast an impressive 13-time win for the Which? Best Buy Award. Worcester Bosch boilers are known for their high quality and reliable selection of boilers which come with an impressive 10-year warranty.
Trustpilot rating: 4.6

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Ideal

This UK brand was founded in 1906 and currently operates out of Hull. Ideal is favoured for its competitive prices and ability to match the quality and technology of high-end boiler brands. Their wide selection of boilers cater to every kind of business, household and budget.
Trustpilot rating: 4.8

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Why Choose Eco Happy?

You’ve taken time to ensure that you’ve chosen an appropriate boiler, now let our expert team ensure that the installation is done with quality and care.

Get Your New Boiler Installation Quote Today

Are you ready to provide your home and office with the most efficient heating systems? Fill out a form on the and we will contact you with a free quote for your installation quote. Contact Eco Happy for any other queries about selecting a boiler, or existing boilers in your home or place of business.

FAQs

What does a boiler servicing include?

The specific checks will depend on the type of boiler. Gas boilers for example will have more areas and components that require inspection compared to a combi boiler. In general, things that are checked during this procedure include:

  • Visual inspection of the unit.
  • If the boiler isn’t already on, it will be fired up to check that water is being heated.
  • Removal of the casing to inspect internal components and check for corrosion, faults and weak points.
  • Flue checks if required.
  • Gas pressure checks if required.
  • Checking of boiler controls and the area surrounding the unit.

What if my property is poorly insulated?

As previously mentioned, poorly insulated properties will require boilers with a larger power output. However, heating engineers should check the insulation quality of the property and may advise that certain implementations be carried out to ensure that your boiler’s heat is being optimised.

How long does it take to Install a new boiler?

Boiler installation can vary between 6 hours to four days. This is determined by the boiler type, size and the removal of existing boiler systems. Some commercial and industrial installations are larger and more complex jobs which require more time.

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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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