- Are you just going to replace your current boiler with the same efficiency or are you going to upgrade to a higher efficiency model? Just like furnaces boilers come in different efficiency levels. If your old boiler was really old then maybe any efficiency at all will be an improvement. Talk to your boiler installation contractor to weigh your options.
- Will you need a new chimney liner? If you’re replacing a really old boiler, you’re probably going to need a new chimney liner. The cost of a chimney liner can vary significantly depending upon the fuel source. A chimney liner for a natural gas boiler installation is typically more than one for a fuel oil boiler.
- Where do you live? Obviously, the climate in your location will help to determine what kind of boiler you will need. Beyond that, some localities may require a fire inspection. Of course, that fire inspection comes with a fee. That fee may be as much as $75, depending upon the locality.
- Are you going to need an old fuel tank removed? Depending upon where the old fuel tank is located, this can get a little bit pricey. It all just depends upon how difficult it’s going to be to remove the old tank.
Boiler installation pricing can be quite shocking. The whole situation can be avoided however, with regular maintenance and inspection on your current boiler. If you do need to replace your boiler do some research. Go online and research what installation may cost in your area. Make sure to ask about all of the incidental little fees like inspections, permits, and disposal. Feel free to call your local municapal office and discuss what is required in your area and what would be recommended. They may even be able to suggest a local contractor that has done boiler installations in your area in the past.