Replacement of Combi Boilers - any suggestions

Hi there,

Any experts out there who would give me some suggestions/tips around getting a Home Combi-Boiler replaced. Just moved into a 12 year old property - with non-serviced boiler - seems to be working all right - however I have a feeling its not economical.

Any suggestions/tips would be very helpful - as to who should I contact? Is it better to go through the bigger companies ie British Gas/ Npower, etc or should I go by some local heating speclists!

Thanks

15 Comments

Banned

get it serviced ?

leave well alone unless its due a service! and not British gas-ask locally for recommendations?

Banned

change it yourself its not hard couple of months ago i replaced full system pipes and everything for a friend and id never done it before, its just like putting a big jigsaw together one of the easyist things ive ever done

get heating insurance from british gas. its cheap and they will replace if they cant fix it! (unless its a french one then they will probably turn you down. eaga also do grants for heating too, they replaced mine within 2 weeks of applying and paid £2,600 to do it.
hope that helps.:stocking:

daz1981;7067895

change it yourself its not hard couple of months ago i replaced full … change it yourself its not hard couple of months ago i replaced full system pipes and everything for a friend and id never done it before, its just like putting a big jigsaw together one of the easyist things ive ever done



and he told the insurance company it was the floods :whistling:

Banned

Joey Bloggsy;7067910

and he told the insurance company it was the floods :whistling:



no sadly he died before the floods due to a fire or something:whistling::whistling:

no really it looked top i was quite impressed myself and the guy corgi guy or whatever he was came round to check it and start it up and everything he was impressed to

sayin g that it did take me 6 weeks but that was trying to work it in with other things

daz1981;7067895

change it yourself its not hard couple of months ago i replaced full … change it yourself its not hard couple of months ago i replaced full system pipes and everything for a friend and id never done it before, its just like putting a big jigsaw together one of the easyist things ive ever done



I don't think many people would take that task on to be honest,although one of my ex's did many moons ago.

its hard finding decent reliable plumbers, i found mine on the gas safe register site. called him up and he came round next day to give me a quote of £1200 for a new remeha avanta 28c i think. but remember to get a few quotes, the worcester bosch site has a couple too!

edit. i hear the big companies like british gas and that charge you crazy prices but it doesn't hurt to call them.

Banned

deb8z;7067977

I don't think many people would take that task on to be honest,although … I don't think many people would take that task on to be honest,although one of my ex's did many moons ago.



it really isnt that hard the house i did it in was 3 storey and all on different levels thoughout the house.

but to be honest i really enjoyed doing it and actually thought about going and learning the profession even though it would be a huge drop in pay but sadly missus wouldnt have any of it, i dont know i found something i really enjoy and am pretty good at if i do say so myself and she ripped my dreams away from me:cry::cry::cry:

An older boiler may be less economical than a new one, but if it works ok leave it. the cost of replacing it will far outweigh the savings in gas.

doberman;7068526

An older boiler may be less economical than a new one, but if it works ok … An older boiler may be less economical than a new one, but if it works ok leave it. the cost of replacing it will far outweigh the savings in gas.



+1 Unless you have money to throw away. If you do you can throw some in my direction if you like. It will find a good home :-D

see what you can do to get the boiler repaired to get you through the cold snap and any replacement if necessary may wait until next year. In which time you will have been able to do some questionning about options available to you and what they should cost. If the boiler cannot be fixed you can be sure that the engineer will suggest a new installation anyway and be too happy to do it.

I had a boiler in for about 10 yrs,got a new condensing one 2 yrs ago but i never noticed my bills being any cheaper:roll:

Banned

deb8z;7068846

I had a boiler in for about 10 yrs,got a new condensing one 2 yrs ago … I had a boiler in for about 10 yrs,got a new condensing one 2 yrs ago but i never noticed my bills being any cheaper:roll:



gbas is loads dearer now though, the robbing muthadukers

A recent which report recommends

Baxi Duo-tec Combi 28 HE
Glow-Worm Ultracom 24 hxi
Potterton Gold C24 HE
The Vaillant ecoTEC plus 824
Ferroli Optimax 25 OV heat-only boiler
Vaillant ecoTEC plus 831
Ariston Genus HE 24

Yesterday I ordered a Glow Worm system boiler from PlumbNation at a very competitive price and it is arriving tomorrow.

Original Poster

Thanks guys for all your advice. I have since booked appointmnets with both britsh gas and npower.
I have also contacted a local company and see what quotes they all give.

Thanks once again. Depending on how much it will turn out to be I would go ahead or just cancel the whole thing. As I mentioned earlier it seems to be working fine at the moment. So I might postpone it to ne t year.

Not very keen on attempting it myself.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Sad Gazza anecdote August 8th 2017 - Beyond help?11
    2. I banned myself from HUKD for 3m, I saved so much money!2957
    3. Just heard this...2 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ congrats to all on 392k ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★7764181
    4. ❅☁☁❅ I want☼to talk☼about the☔WEATHER☔no politics☃no religion❅☁☁❅18846148

    See more discussions