Whether you are looking to upgrade your gas boiler to an electric one, or need to have a new one installed because your old one has gone bad, it is important that you shop around for the best rates. The size of the boiler that you purchase and its model will determine how much the installation will cost. Now, when deciding which boiler to purchase, it all depends on how big your home is and how many boilers you have in your home.
Some residences have more than one (usually two if the house is big), so if you’re looking to only switch out one of them, you will need to consider how big it really needs to be. You may be surprised that you may need a smaller one than you first thought. In this case, you’ll likely need a low BTU producing boiler. Then if you decide that you would like to have the boiler wall-mounted, this may cost you additional fees. Your other option is to have a standard floor unit installed.
Buying a New Boiler
When you begin shopping around for a new boiler, you will find that there are plenty of brands to sift through. What you should focus on is the BTU production of the units. You can have your home evaluated by boiler repair Chicago to determine how much you need. Most of the boilers that you can find today have a 50,000 BTU minimum, but you may be able to find smaller ones. So if your home needs 100,000 BTU and you already have one that produces 70,000 BTU, you will only need 30,000 BTU. You can start calling around for estimates once you have found and purchased the right boiler.
You can call around to various HVAC companies in your area and even independent contractors to find quotes for the installation of your boiler. Let them know whether you want the boiler to be wall-mounted and if you would like for them to dispose of your old boiler (of course, this will cost you more money). In most cases, installation costs can run you $1,000 and up.
In order to get the best deals for your boiler and installation, you will need to do your research. Think about now and the future. If you decide to go with a cheap model, you will only get what you pay for. It may cost you lots of money in the long-run due to high maintenance costs, repairs and replacements. Then if it isn’t energy efficient, you will end up spending more money on energy bills. Try finding a high efficiency boiler that is energy efficient. When looking for contractors to install the boiler, make sure to let them know your model and see if they are offering any deals. Sometimes first-time clients receive discounts and coupons may be available for different seasons (consider buying during the summer months when sales are low). Shop around as much as you can to find the best money-saving deals for your boiler and installation.