A combined boiler can fit into small spaces and, at the same time, reduce costs, since water and air are heated together. When a boiler is faced with a challenge during operation, it can be frustrating to wonder when the problem will be solved and how much it will cost. The operating costs of a boiler can also vary depending on the current prices of heating methods, such as oil and propane. These costs could include installing new pipes, ducts, electrical outlets and cables, valves, or modifications to the power source.
However, electric boilers are relatively expensive to operate and are generally not suitable for large homes with high heating requirements. Boiler installation is a specialized trade, so expect to pay a little more for labor changes than for other types of HVAC systems. If asbestos is found, the cost of replacing or repairing a residential boiler is likely to increase due to the time and labor involved in removing asbestos in accordance with hazardous materials guidelines. New residential boilers installed in existing locations can increase costs if improvements are needed to ensure the safety and proper operation of the new boiler.
Many homeowners postpone replacing their boiler because they're worried about having to pay high replacement costs. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact accredited professionals to obtain an accurate evaluation of the work required and the costs of your project, before making any decision or commitment. The total cost of your project will depend on the type and size of the boiler you choose, the fuel source with which it works, and the labor costs in your area. Finally, you'll need to remove the old boiler and tank, which can vary in cost depending on several factors, including where the boiler is located.
Choosing to install a residential boiler that has a high efficiency index can increase the value of your home and offers an environmentally friendly alternative to homes that do not have improved systems. Prices can even vary depending on fuel types, so you should consider boiler replacement costs and long-term fuel savings. For example, switching from oil to gas would require digging up the existing tank for disposal and installing new pipes. If the ongoing repair costs are still fairly consistent, it's usually best to continue repairing the boiler.