What’s the best way to get a boiler quote?
Long gone are the days when boiler quotes were done by a surveyor coming to your home, disrupting your schedule. Today, a boiler quotation can usually be done in minutes online. It takes just a few minutes, and you’ll get an accurate quote sent via email or on your mobile/handheld device.
An intelligent online boiler quotation system guides you through the process in an easy and intuitive step by step way. Based on the answers you give about your existing system with extras, you’ll get a fairly accurate online price estimate.
You might be more familiar with doing things in the traditional way, and we can understand. Until recently, the only way to get a quotation was to contact a boiler installation company, and book an appointment. Then on the day of the appointment, you needed to be at home. There’s nothing wrong with this method, and in some cases, it is still the best bet. That said, an online boiler quotation is the best choice in most situations. An online boiler quotation gives you an idea of the cost, without the hassle of endless telephone calls.
You already do a lot of your shopping, banking and travel planning online – so why not your boiler quotation?
What is the traditional method of getting a boiler quotation?
The most common method of getting a boiler quotation in the past has been to get 3 to 5 different quotes. You’ll need to make sure they service your area, and find out how quickly they can attend to survey. You might decide to send them an email, only for them to ask you to contact them to discuss further.
What most companies don’t tell you is that they can take up to 3-4 weeks to a quote back to you! This is fine if you’re just putting feelers out there for information. But what if you are stuck with a faulty boiler and facing a cold snap? You need a boiler quotation and replacement as soon as possible! Unusually, the biggest companies like E.ON and British Gas seem to take the longest to get back with a quote.
Surveys and costs
Keep in mind that most heating companies charge more if you want their new boiler quotation services over the weekend. They prefer to send out their surveyors Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. If these are your working hours, this means you will have to take time off from your job. Now imagine doing this 2, 3 or even 4 (or more) times. It is a hassle and can be very costly in terms of missed work.
Remember – surveyors don’t work for free. When they come to your home and provide a boiler quotation, they need to be paid for their time. When you finally settle on a company, they’ll add the surveyor cost to your final bill. That’s an extra cost that you’re already incurring by taking time off work. Their lowest advertised rate isn’t so cheap after all, now is it?
Now what if the surveyor doesn’t even show up? We’ve all been there – when a tradesperson or surveyor gets called away to an emergency job, and they can’t make it to yours. Now you’ve taken the day off work and lost holiday time or pay, and you’ll have to do it all again.
None of this is ideal. Getting a boiler quotation online is a much better way to go about things – you will waste less time, save more money, and get your new boiler quicker.
Why you should be getting your boiler quotation online
There is a far more cost effective and timely way to get a new boiler quotation. Getting a boiler quotation online prevents you from wasting your time – you can get the information and pricing you need within just a few minutes. You don’t have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for your boiler quotation, and you don’t have to take any time off of work. A few minutes of your time, and then it’s all done. Easy!
Of course, getting a boiler quotation online is only a good idea if you are dealing with a reliable and experienced company. B T Morgan Heating Engineers have more than 30 years of combined experience, and we have expertise in all aspects of installing a boiler. We specialise in Gas, Oil and LPG boiler replacements, and employ an expert team of heating engineers and programmers. Our team has developed an industry-leading boiler quotation system that allows us to provide you with accurate pricing estimates within just a few minutes.
There are a lot of people out there who still buy boilers in the old fashioned way, but smart consumers know that doing things online is the best way to go. Getting your boiler quotation online is fast, convenient, and simple – anyone can do it.
Worried that you aren’t tech savvy enough to understand the online quotation system? Don’t be! If you can use Facebook or search for something on Google, you can get an online boiler quotation.
Let’s not forget that by getting a boiler quotation online, you can also see which company is more favourable for yourself and what they can offer, this will allow you to whittle it down to maybe 1 or 2 companies. You can then do your research on the company, for example, checking their testimonials and seeing what other customers have to say about their installers, the products and the overall service the company provides. That is very important also!!
Getting a boiler quotation online makes it easier for the customer once they have chosen their potential installation company as the company will know what the client requires, quotation they have had and potential installation date. This saves a lot of time for both parties when you are looking to finalise everything and get that boiler replaced!
Never get caught in a heating emergency again
Nothing is worse than trying to get a boiler quotation in an emergency. When it’s cold outside and your boiler stops working, you simply don’t have time to wait for busy heating companies to send out a surveyor in a week’s time (or longer). You need your boiler quotation as soon as possible so that they can get started on your replacement unit. Keeping your family warm, dry and comfortable is the most important thing – that is why an online boiler quotation is the best way to go.
If you are thinking I can’t afford a boiler replacement right now, then you can always look at what finance options are available with a decision in minutes. Whether you are thinking of upgrading your full central heating system or replacing an old boiler with combi then we can provide the finance you require.
To find out more visit our Finance Boilers page this will give the information you require and you can even look to spread the cost over 3, 5, 8 and 10 years with finance starting from 9.9% APR. (details of monthly instalment calculated at the time of quotation) You can also find more information on our blog New Boiler Installation Pay Monthly.
If you ever have any additional questions, simply give B T Morgan Heating Engineers a call. While we provide our boiler quotations online, we are always happy to give you one-to-one customer service on the phone or via email. At B T Morgan Heating Engineers, we can still carry out survey visits, as this is still sometimes the best way for more complex jobs and full central heating systems. However, we are here to make this experience as hassle free as possible. We know how important your home’s heating is – get in touch today.