What is the Cost of Installing Gas Central Heating?
Average Cost = £2,502
Cheapest Price = £1,875
Over the past few years the price of gas has skyrocketed but we need to keep our families warm in winter so we pay the cost to be comfortable.
Gas is the most popular fuel used to heat homes and businesses in the UK, whether from mains that run past your home or from LPG stored in cylinders. The cost of course will depend on the size of your property and the number of radiators but the average price from WhatPrice is:
A single story building with only 3 radiators is around £2000
A two story building with six radiators is around £2800
Benefits of gas central heating
There are many benefits to installing gas central heating:
No coal dust and ash in your home
No messy coal loads in your yard or basement
With the flick of a switch you have a warm home
Clothes dry quicker in a warm home
There is less chance of dampness in a home that is warm and dry during wet weather
Your carbon footprint is reduced is you convert from electricity and oil to gas
Reduction in fuel bills
The cost of gas central heating installation in your home
The cost to install gas central heating in your home will depend if you are starting from scratch and need all pipe work as well as radiators. The size of your home is also taken into account and the number of radiators that you need.
Central heating installation quotes
For all of your central heating installation costs use the Service Magic forms and receive four quotes from local tradesmen qualified to install gas central heating. All tradesmen recommended by Service Magic have a Gas Safe certificate. You should ensure that you get several quotes and compare them to see which one will be best for you. The quote you receive should list all items for installing gas central heating in your home as well as the cost of labour. Once you have your quotes you can start budgeting for the installation costs.
Always check to see if power companies like British Gas have any discounts or deals that will help you finance your central heating costs. Other ways to minimise costs is to apply for a grant for a new central heating system from schemes like Green Deal.
Average cost for installation of gas central heating for your home
Central heating fitting costs will depend on the number of floors in your home and the number of radiators needed to heat your home.
Price of radiators from Home Base vary in price but a Delta T50 single panel radiator 600 x 500 x 47 is £25.99. so if you need 6 radiators you will need £155.94 (Installation cost extra)
Pumps vary in price but a Grundfos Alpha 2L is £109.88 from Plumbworld
Installing a gas boiler can cost on average £1200 – £2000 (includes cost of a boiler and installation)
*Source: whatprice.co.uk. All prices are accurate as of October 2012.