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  • Cost of Installing an Oil Boiler

    This guide covers everything you need to know about the cost of installing an oil boiler..

    Average Cost of Installing an Oil Boiler

    Depending on the complexity of the job, it usually takes 1-2 days to complete the install and check it's working correctly


    Installing an oil boiler can cost anywhere between £1,180 and £3,500, depending on the type and size of the boiler and the engineer’s daily rate. More and more people are having oil boilers fitted in their homes as there are many benefits that come with oil boilers.

    Oil boilers not only will make your bills cheaper due to improved efficiency but installing an oil boiler will also mean your heating will be more effective. Oil boilers are better for the environment than other boilers as they produce lower carbon emissions, making an impact on the environment and helps to make your home more attractive when it comes to selling it.

    To install an oil boiler, you will have to take into consideration the cost of the oil boiler, the heating engineers daily rate and then the running cost for the boiler. An oil boiler will work the same way as other fuel type boilers, when the oil is set alight the cold water will be warmed up from your mains pipe.

    You will need to hire a professional tradesperson to fit your oil boiler. A professional will have many years of experience in fitting oil boilers and will save you a lot of stress along the way. This article will highlight the cost of installing an oil boiler as well as some things to consider.

    When you simply complete our quick and easy form with the information of your job, we will put you in touch with up to 3 skilled heating engineers to help with installing your oil boiler.

    Cost of Hiring an Oil Boiler Specialist

    Job Description Duration Material Cost Labour Cost
    Installing Firebird Enviroblue Kitchen System Internal 26kW 1-2 days £1,283 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer
    Grant VortexBlue Kitchen/Utility 36kW System 1-2 days £1,952 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer
    Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 25 Combi 1-2 days £2,252 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer

    Things to Consider When Installing an Oil Boiler

    There are a few things to consider when installing an oil boiler. The oil boiler works the same as other fueled boiler types, by pumping the hot water through radiators to heat up the room, but there are benefits of an oil boiler.

    Oil boilers will not only reduce your energy bill but will help to reduce your carbon footprint too. You must consider that whilst your energy bills will be cheaper, it will cost you more to buy the oil boiler and install it compared to other boiler options.

    Once you’ve decided on the type and size of oil boiler, you will need to think about the best place to install it. Most boilers are fitted in a utility room or in the attic, as these are the safest options.

    You will also have to remember that there is a risk of your oil boiler producing carbon monoxide, so it’s extremely important to buy a carbon monoxide alarm for your boiler, especially if the boiler is in or near to someone’s bedroom.

    You will need to hire a professional engineer to install your oil boiler as you are dealing with gas. A gas safe engineer needs to complete the installation and sign it off as safe

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    Doing it Yourself

    You cannot install an oil boiler yourself unless you are a qualified, experienced and professional engineer. If you’re replacing your old boiler, the engineer will have to come and asses the boiler and how to replace it as well as helping you decide what type of boiler is best for you before they can give you an accurate quote.

    By hiring a professional to install your oil boiler you will not only avoid potential damage, you will save time and money. The cost of purchase and installing an oil boiler will vary from between £1,180 and £3,500 depending on the type of oil boiler. The average price paid is around £2,700 as you will also need to factor in the engineer’s daily rate.

    With installing an oil boiler, there are many risks and health and safety hazards that could occur if you were to attempt it yourself. We recommend getting up to 3 quotes for the price of installing an oil boiler from qualified engineers.

    Last updated by MyJobQuote on 18th December 2019.

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