Can't afford a new boiler

It's an extremely trying situation: you desperately need a new boiler, but you simply cannot afford it. Many people find themselves in this situation, which probably isn't surprising given how much it costs to pay for a new boiler upfront.

Here at ImpraGas, however, we strongly believe that everyone has a right to be warm in their own home. We have plenty of options available to accommodate those who might not be able to afford a new boiler - visit our Boiler Finance page or read on to learn more.

Boiler Finance Options

Spread the cost and pay as you save

With no deposit required, our spread the cost and pay as you save option will give you the opportunity to pay for your boiler in affordable monthly instalments over the course of 3, 5 or 10 years. This option is ideal for those who will not be able to purchase their boiler in full now or in the near future.

Buy now, pay nothing for 12 months

If you cannot afford to buy your new boiler right now, but you will have the means to do so in 12 months, then this is probably the best option for you. This plan allows you to pay off the sum of your boiler at any time within the 12-month period - you do not necessarily have to wait the full year. No deposit is required with this option either.

Interest-free for 12 months

If you would prefer to just spread the cost of the boiler across 12 months without having to pay any interest, you may be best-suited to an interest-free for 12 months finance plan. Like the 'buy now, pay later' plan above, this plan does not require a deposit.

How does boiler finance work?

Though it may seem a little overwhelming, getting a new boiler on finance is actually fairly straightforward. We have plenty of customers who use our finance plans when they can't afford to buy a boiler outright, and we do everything we can to make the process as simple as possible. We value our relationships with our clients, and we want you to keep warm all year 'round!

Boiler finance works by allowing you to have your boiler installed now and pay for it over a set period of time. This period can be as much as 10 years, reducing your payment to as little as £7 a month depending on the boiler you choose.

On most finance options, apart from our interest-free for 12 months option, you will need to pay interest for borrowing the money. This will be at an APR representative variable of 9.9%.

Boiler Cost Example

If you'd like to work out just how much money you would need to pay back on one of our boiler finance plans, we have a handy calculator on our website to help you work it out. Click here to use our calculator and work out how you will be able to afford your new boiler over a set period of time.

Note: If you are ever unhappy with a financial product or service, you can make a complaint.

Review ImpraGas

Here at ImpraGas, we love hearing feedback from our valued customers. We need to hear from you to learn how we can improve our service, and to make sure that we're providing the outstanding level of customer care to which we aspire.

For this reason, we've made it easy for you to review ImpraGas in a number of different places online.

Want to see our current reviews? Take a look at our Review Page.

We've dedicated ourselves to delivering fantastic customer experiences, and we want to hear back from you! Here are some of the ways in which you can give us feedback - if you've had a good experience, leaving a review is the perfect way to thank us, and if you think we could have done better, then please don't hesitate to let us know how we could improve.

ImpraGas on Trustpilot

Trustpilot

We love seeing our customers' reviews on Trustpilot and hearing what they have to say about our boiler installation and other services. A lot of people use Trustpilot before picking a service to use, so we really appreciate when satisfied customers talk about us here! Click here to review ImpraGas on Trustpilot.

As one of the world's largest online review communities, Trustpilot is a great way for potential customers to learn what we are really like. We don't want people to just take our word for it - we want to let our genuine customer reviews show why we're the best choice for new boiler installation.

We also use Trustpilot for our Facebook page, so if you want to have your say on our social media, that's the way to do it! To see our reviews on Facebook and to leave one for yourself, please click here.


ImpraGas on Google

Google Reviews

If you've searched for us on Google, you may have spotted our Google reviews. This is the first impression we make on many of our customers - to leave us a Google review, please click here.

Most people have a quick look at Google to see what previous customers thought of a particular company. If you tend to check Google before making a decision, help out a fellow consumer by letting them know how you got on with ImpraGas.

If you want to speak to us directly about your experience, or if you want information about any of the products or services we provide, please feel free to contact ImpraGas today.

Gas Boiler or Electric Boiler?

A good boiler should last between 10 and 15 years, so when it's time to replace your old or broken-down boiler, it's important to make sure you select the right replacement - you don't want to end up regretting your choice for the next decade or so!

While pondering this important decision, you may find yourself wondering whether to go for a gas boiler or an electric boiler. Which is better? Well, here are a few things you may want to consider, courtesy of the friendly boiler experts here at ImpraGas:

Which is the cheaper option?

Gas costs 5p/kWh on average, whereas electricity costs 14p/kWH. So on the face of it, gas is by far the cheaper method for heating your home.

However, there are other factors to consider. While gas is cheaper than electricity per unit, the cost of the boiler itself will be higher if you choose gas. Gas boilers are also more difficult (and thus more expensive) to maintain and repair.

Which boilers are more energy-efficient?

On average, electric boilers run more efficiently than gas boilers. Even the best new gas boilers tend to operate under 90% efficiency, and that decreases over time.

Some will argue that electric boilers are more environmentally friendly across the board, but this isn't so black and white. Most of the UK's electricity is still generated from fossil fuels, so even if your boiler isn't directly fuelled by gas, it probably won't make a huge amount of difference to your overall environmental footprint. However, electric boilers and solar panels are a great combination - if you use solar panels to power your home, an electric boiler probably is the greener option after all.

Which boilers are easier to install?

The answer to this question may depend on your property. Some homes are not connected to a gas main. Houses without mains access sometimes rely on propane gas deliveries, but this can be inconvenient. Gas boilers also need to be connected to an outside wall (either directly or via piping).

If your property is on the smaller side and space is an issue, it's worth noting that electric boilers tend to be more compact than gas boilers. A combi boiler can serve as a water heater too, which will save you space and money.

Gas and electric boilers from ImpraGas

ImpraGas supply both gas and electric boilers. Our friendly Gas Safe installers are fully qualified to work with both boiler types.

Whether you choose a gas boiler or an electric boiler, we offer:

  • Flexible finance packages
  • Fast, professional installation
  • Comprehensive service plans
  • Extensive warranties
  • Ongoing support from our helpful customer service team

In the end, choosing between an electric or gas boiler often comes down to personal preference. All the boilers we supply and install are of an exceptionally high standard, so whichever option you choose, you can rest easy and rely on your boiler to run smoothly and efficiently.

Get a FREE boiler quote now, or feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions about heating your home.

What is a Smart Home

A Smart Home is a home that uses advanced devices to help your household run more efficiently. A Smart Home is equipped with devices that can be controlled remotely, even when the homeowner isn't in the property. Smart Homes incorporate several advanced automation systems that allow you to control the temperature, lighting, security and more.

At ImpraGas, we supply a selection of advanced systems that make your home much smarter! Click here to go to our SmartHome page, or keep reading to learn more about the products we supply.

Nest Protect

It's essential to have a smoke alarm in your home to protect your household in the event of a fire. It's also essential to test your smoke alarm once a month, but this is something that many of us forget to do, potentially putting lives at risk.

The Nest Protect smoke alarm is 'smart' because it is able to test itself, allowing you to rest easy in the knowledge that your smoke alarm is in good working condition. It will also alert you if your battery is running low with a phone notification.

It's an incredibly smart alarm that can detect what the problem is, giving you an early warning. For instance, if you have left something cooking and it starts to give off smoke, your Nest Protect will send you the following message: "Please be aware, there is smoke in the kitchen."

If there is a potential hazard, the alarm will send an alert to all household members' phones, whether they're at the property or not, so you will always be aware of any danger. If it's not a real emergency, you can silence the alarm using your phone, saving you from having to dash on over to the alarm itself.

Nest Thermostat

A Nest Thermostat makes it easy to manage your hot water tanks. If you want a little extra hot water, or to adjust your water schedule, you can use your Nest Thermostat to do so. You can even get your hot water to turn off automatically if you aren't going to be in the house.

Using a smart thermostat in your home will help you to run a more efficient system and can save you money, since you won't be using energy unnecessarily. The Nest Thermostat even gets smarter over time - it learns your household energy usage and lets you know how you could be saving even more money.

The new Boiler Plus legislation will be coming into effect soon - one of the main aims of this law is to give consumers more control over their energy usage, and installing a smart thermostat in your home is a great way to do just that.

Nest Cam

Connecting with your phone, the Nest Cam monitors your property even when you aren't in. Tracking your location using your phone, the cam turns on when you leave the house, keeping a watchful eye over your home until you return.

If the Nest Cam detects anything unexpected, it sends you an alert to let you know. So if there is unexpected movement or noise in your home, you'll be the first to know. The Nest Came can tell the difference between a genuine disturbance and general background noise, so you won't be disturbed just because the neighbour's dog is barking!

However, if it's your pets causing the issue, you can actually use the speech command function to issue instructions to your pets or to let someone know you're aware they are in your home.

You can also opt in for Nest Aware, which allows the cam to record all the footage it sees, allowing you to view anything you've missed.

Want to make your home a Smart Home?

If you're interested in making your home smarter, please visit our SmartHome Page to get a closer look at how our devices can help your household function more efficiently.

ImpraGas is an innovative business bringing you technology to make your home more comfortable and save you time, money and hassle. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.

How often does a boiler need to be replaced?

A boiler is a key component of your home - if something goes wrong with it you may be left without heating and hot water, which can be a real nightmare.

Unfortunately, this always seems to happen when you least expect it, leaving you wishing you’d replaced it when it was still hanging in there. Here's some advice about how long the average boiler should last and how often you should replace the boiler in your home.

How long is a boiler supposed to last?

A good boiler should last up to 10-15 years with minimal issues, as long as you do what you should to keep it in good working condition. This starts from as soon as you receive your new boiler, which should be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

A new boiler should be, at most, a once-in-a-decade investment, so you’ll want to make sure you're getting it right from day one. At ImpraGas, we offer a professional boiler installation service that ensures your boiler is installed to the highest standard. Our installations and inspections are only ever carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers who know exactly how to get the job done.

If you're interested in making a sound investment for your household, see our new boiler installation page

How often should I get my boiler serviced?

To make sure your boiler keeps performing well, it's vital to have your boiler serviced once a year. This annual servicing ensures that your boiler will run efficiently all year ‘round. Also, an annual service will often be a condition of your insurance policy and your boiler warranty agreement. 

 We offer a 10-year service plan with the boilers we install, which means that in the unlikely event of a breakdown, the manufacturer of your appliance will be out to assist you within 24 hours, at no extra cost! This is to ensure that your boiler lasts for its intended lifespan, if not longer. 

Wondering what is involved in a typical boiler check? We wrote a helpful blog to clear up any confusion, so read it here: What happens in a boiler service?

If your boiler needs replacing, we at ImpraGas can help. Get a FREE boiler quote here.

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