10th May, 2022

How Much Does it Cost to Move Your Boiler?

When you’re buying a new boiler, one factor to consider is whether you want it installed somewhere different to where your existing boiler is installed.

How Much Does it Cost to Move Your Boiler?

Lots of people wonder if they can have their boiler installed in a new location within their home, and if so, how much it will cost.

In this article, we’re going to be explaining whether or not it is possible to relocate your boiler and how much this may cost you.

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Can I Move a Boiler Upstairs?

The answer to this is yes! In most cases, it is perfectly doable, however, there are some instances where it may not be possible, such as if the location you want to move your boiler to isn’t safe or easily accessible by an engineer.

How Much Will It Cost to Move my Boiler Upstairs?

Having your boiler installed in a new location will cost you slightly more than our normal installation cost as the process is slightly more complex due to the additional work and materials required.

The cost of moving your boiler can range from between £250 & £800, depending on the type of boiler you’re having installed, whether you’re relocating an old or new boiler and how far away from the original spot you’ve decided to move it to.

At iHeat, we offer boiler relocation for the following prices:

boiler-relocation-prices

If you’re hoping to relocate your boiler just a short distance, such as on the same wall then you should only expect to pay around £250.

However, if you want to move your boiler upstairs or to another room then significantly more work and materials such as pipework is required, meaning you’ll generally be looking at paying around £500.

At iHeat, we offer same room boiler relocations for just £250 and relocations to any other room in your home for just £500-600! Get a free fixed quote here.

(There may also be additional costs for parts such as extension pipes, thermostats, flues and additional fixtures.) Click here to see our helpful boiler relocation cost guide.

Why Does it Cost More to Move My Boiler to the Loft?

The cost to move your boiler to the loft is slightly higher due to the added difficulties of getting your boiler through a loft hatch.

What to Consider Before Having a Boiler Installed Upstairs

Is There Enough Space to Move My Boiler?

Whilst this might seem like an obvious one, not many people think about issues regarding space, that can be caused by installing your boiler upstairs. 

For example, if you keep all of your towels and laundry in your airing cupboard and want to install your boiler in there, you’re going to need to make enough room for the unit itself whilst also finding a new place to store your towels.

If space is an issue, but you still want to move your boiler upstairs, you might want to consider opting for a compact sized boiler, such as the Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact, which measures just 390mm x 280mm x 680mm.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact

Will the Noise be Distracting?

Boilers can be noisy. If you’re a light sleeper it’s important to consider how close to your bedroom you would want to have the boiler installed and whether or not the sounds would be disruptive to your sleep.

If you’re a light sleeper but still wish to install your boiler upstairs, you might want to consider purchasing a boiler with an exceptionally quiet operation, such as the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W.

Noisy Boiler

Is It Easily Accessible?

Your boiler should undergo a service each year, meaning it must be easily accessible to an engineer with a minimum of 60mm of open space in front of the boiler.

If you’re hoping to have your boiler installed in a location upstairs or somewhere in the loft, it’s important to consider whether it is still accessible to allow the engineer to work on it.

Similarly, if you ever experience any issues with your boiler, you’ll want to make sure you can easily access it yourself, to carry out simple checks such as the pressure.

Consider the Risk of Water Damage

Boiler Leaks

Another factor to think about is the risk of water damage should there ever be a leak or burst pipe. 

Water damage can incur huge costs, whilst also being extremely dangerous where electrics are involved, so limiting the number of floors and ceilings it could affect may be wise.

Moving a Boiler FAQs

Why Might Someone Want a Boiler Relocation?

There are a number of reasons why someone may wish to change the location of their boiler. 

Noisy Boiler 

One reason may be the noise if the boiler is currently located close to the living room or bedrooms and the running noise is loud, annoying or disruptive to sleep. 

Boiler is Difficult or Unsafe to Access

Another reason why someone may wish to move a boiler is if it is currently difficult or unsafe to access. 

Having your boiler serviced annually is incredibly important in maintaining it’s safety and efficiency as well as ensuring your warranty remains valid.

However, without easy access, an engineer may refuse to come out and service your boiler if they think it will be too difficult or unsafe e.g. if your boiler is in the loft with loose floorboards or asbestos.

Space Issues

Lastly, a fairly common reason why people choose to move a boiler is when space is an issue. 

For example, if you find that your boiler currently takes up too much space in your kitchen cupboard, you may wish to have it relocated upstairs in the airing cupboard or in the loft so it is well out of the way, freeing up much needed space downstairs. 

Can I Move My Boiler Downstairs?

Yes! If you find that having a boiler upstairs is too noisy and disruptive when you’re trying to sleep, you can choose to have your new boiler installed downstairs for an additional cost.

Which Rooms Can I Move My Boiler To?

Boiler Relocation

With iHeat, you can move your boiler to the following rooms:

  • Utility room

  • Garage

  • Airing Cupboard

  • Kitchen

  • Bedroom

  • Loft/Attic

What Types of Boilers Can Be Moved?

At iHeat, we are able to move combi boilers, system boilers and regular (or heat only) boilers. However, it’s worth noting that the location of your cold and hot water tanks will need to stay the same.

Type of Boilers

Relocating Your Boiler with iHeat

So, there you have it- everything you need to know about the cost of moving your boiler upstairs! 

If you’re interested in relocating your boiler, simply answer a few questions about your existing home and boiler here and get a fixed quote in seconds!

For more information and advice, why not check out the rest of our handy guides to replacing your boiler.

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