Boiler Installation Costs: A Guide For Questioning Homeowners

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Even though boiler systems were once the more popular form of home heating, many homes are now fitted with a different type of heat system. However, modern boiler systems are far more efficient than ever and still provide the double benefit of offering your home both heated water and heat in the winter with one unit. If you are considering having a boiler system installed in your modern home, you are bound to have questions about the process, but mainly about the costs involved. Here are a few of the most common questions about residential boiler installation costs and the answers you should know. 

How much does a modern boiler system cost?

A new residential boiler system can range in cost according to several different factors, but especially the type of boiler system you choose. A standard gas-fired boiler unit will cost you about $2,500-$5,000, while an oil-fired unit will cost you more like $3,000-$6,500. High-efficiency models can be a little higher at $6,000-$9,000 or even higher depending on the model type. 

What is included in the boiler installation price?

Included in the total price of boiler installation will be:

  • the installation of the new boiler system, piping, wiring, and fittings
  • the installation of new piping or radiators
  • the installation of the wiring to power the new boiler system

Additionally, the contractor will work with you to ensure you know how to properly use and maintain the system and even make recommendations on which type of system your home would work best with. 

Are there any factors that could make the installation higher than usual?

When it comes to modern boiler installation, there will always be some factors that could drive up the price. For example, if you have an outdated boiler system in place that will have to be removed first, you may pay more for the overall project. Likewise, removing old oil tanks on your property can come with an additional fee. In some cases, your contractor will have to charge an extra fee to cover the costs of an installation permit that is required by your specific location as well. It is also not uncommon for duct work to have to be replaced during installation.

In the end, making the change to a modern boiler system in your home can be a good idea. If you would like to know more, contact a boiler installation technician in your area or Schweitzer Brothers for more information.

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