Boiler Installation Costs in Denver, CO
September 11, 2017
The average cost of a boiler is around $9,000, including installation. (Prices typically range from $8,000 to $18,000.)
But, of course, the actual price you’ll be quoted completely depends on the:
- Efficiency rating of the unit
- Size of the unit
- Contractor pricing
- Code requirements
We’ll take a closer look at all these factors so that you can get a better idea of what you’ll be expected to pay for your boiler.
Factor #1: Efficiency rating of the unit
Bottom line: The higher the AFUE rating of your boiler, the more expensive the unit will be.
Boilers come with specific AFUE ratings that measure the energy efficiency of the unit. The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit (which also translates to lower monthly heating bills). But the higher the AFUE rating, the higher the price for the unit.
AFUE ratings can be grouped into 3 classifications:
- 56% to 70% AFUE rating (current/existing) = “Low-efficiency” units (You can’t buy a system of this efficiency anymore)
- 80% to 83% AFUE rating = “Mid-efficiency” units
- 90% to 98.5% AFUE rating= “High-efficiency” units
Factor #2: Size of the unit
Bottom line: The larger the size of your boiler, the more expensive the unit.
Boilers must be sized correctly to provide just the right amount of heating that your home needs. You should consult a professional to get the size right. Which means you don’t have much control over this factor; the size boiler your home needs is the size you must get.
Going too big or too small can results in:
- Excessively high heating bills
- Decreased comfort
- A heating system with a shortened lifespan
- Damage to your heating system
Factor #3: Contractor pricing
Bottom line: Quality and experienced contractors will most likely have higher installation prices than inexperienced contractors.
Your contractor’s labor is the bulk of the overall price for a boiler installation. It’s also one of the most important factors. A sloppy installation job can cause your heating bills to skyrocket and your comfort to decrease substantially, not to mention it will likely harm your heating unit.
We suggest getting quotes from several local HVAC techs. Stay away from techs who promise very low prices compared to other quality companies. And always make sure that your tech is bonded, insured and licensed.
Factor #4: Code requirements
Depending on where you live, you may have to pull several permits before installing a new boiler (or any heating system, for that matter).
These permits can cost anywhere from $50 to over $200. Usually your installer will offer to pull these permits for you but they will generally add the price for each permit into the overall installation cost.
Check with your installer or your local municipality to make sure that you’re pulling the permits needed before installing your new boiler.
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