Heatable Review (Boiler Installation Buyer’s Guide)
Set up in 2017 by two brothers to make buying a boiler as easy as possible, Heatable is a price comparison site that could just change the way you get your next boiler system.
Offering a fast and effective way to search for the best priced boilers that are then installed within 24 hours, you also get competitive fixed prices on all the leading products, including Which? Magazine’s best buy boilers.
And, with a Trustpilot review score of 4.9, the Heatable approach to buying and installing new boilers seems to be going down a storm. We take a look at Heatable’s boiler installation service to discover what’s getting everyone hot under the collar.
Who are Heatable?
Heatable is a boiler price comparison site that not only works to find you the best deal on your new boiler, but also offers hassle-free installation, typically within 24 hours. The company is the brainchild of two entrepreneurial brothers, Sam and Ben Price, who wanted to create an easier way to replace or upgrade your boiler.
Based in Warrington, Sam brought his business and digital tech know-how to the Heatable concept while brother Ben is Heatable’s plumbing and central heating expert. Together, the Heatable aim is to replace the old-fashioned and time-consuming way of sourcing, buying and installing your new boiler, with more of a one-stop approach. Consumers now have the whole process – from sourcing quotes, paying for their new boiler and then booking the installation date – right at their fingertips, as well as a fixed price guarantee.
During their first three years of operation, the Heatable team have seen the business go from strength to strength, which now ranks at the top of Trustpilot’s gas engineer category and has garnered a 95% good or excellent customer satisfaction score.
How does Heatable Work?
With its clear and easy-to-use website, Heatable works by providing all the quotes you need to choose your replacement boiler, and all with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can then pay and book your installation date, normally within 24 hours if you are in a hurry, at a price that is fixed at the point of your order.
The Heatable website will ask you to complete a series of short questions about your home, your current boiler and fuel type as well as where the boiler is located so that it can give you a list of matched boilers within your price range. The whole Heatable pricing system is transparent and for each recommended boiler, you will see a fixed price to buy and install, including VAT, and another price, which shows the monthly cost, if you opt to pay monthly for your new boiler over instalments via credit. You will also see details of the warranty on offer; with Heatable most of their new boilers come with a five – 10-year warranty (parts and labour).
Heatable also prides itself that there are no hidden extras – you get a competitive, fixed price – and all boilers come complete with a filter, chemical flush and all the necessary safety components and fixtures.
Once you select and pay for your chosen replacement boiler via the Heatable website, you then get to choose the installation date, although weekend dates will cost a little more. In many cases, you can get your new boiler installed within 24 hours if you need it.
You will also be asked to send a photo of your current system so there’s no need for an in-home survey prior to installation. And, with a network of over 700 Gas Safe registered engineers, Heatable is able to offer a nationwide service.
What Types Of Boiler Do Heatable Install?
With Heatable, you get access to competitive prices across all types of boilers, from regular and combi boilers to system boilers. There are also install some LPG boilers (check on the website) and the Heatable team can replace older back-boiler systems too, converting them to modern combi boilers at prices that won’t get you steamed up.
When it comes to the brands Heatable offers, they have partnered with Alpha, Viessmann & Worcester Bosch boilers and are able to offer market leading boilers at competitive prices. And with both Viessmann and Worcester Bosch, the models Heatable offers are all Which? Best Buy consumer award winners, including the popular Worcester Bosch Greenstar combi boiler and the Viessmann Vitodens 050 w.
Heatable Boiler Installation Prices
While we can’t give you exact figures as you will need to go through the quotation process to tailor your selection, with Heatable you can be confident you are getting competitive prices, that are cheaper than going through a local installer. And this is because Heatable has developed relationships with some of the leading boiler brands to give you the best price as well as reduced their overheads by getting all the sales hard work done online.
Plus, Heatable also offer a price-match guarantee, should you be able to find a boiler and installation service cheaper.
But to give you an idea as to the cost of buying a new boiler and getting it installed via the Heatable website, you will be looking at around £1,600 or less all-in for a basic combi boiler, while going up the Alpha, Worcester Bosch and Viessmann models could see a price-tag of around £3,000, including boiler installation.
And remember, the price you see on the Heatable website, is the price you pay for your boiler and its installation, with no hidden extras plus a pretty decent warranty.
What is Included With a Heatable Boiler Installation?
When you get your fixed priced quote from Heatable, it includes the cost of your new boiler, as well as full installation and warranty, covering a minimum of five years and typically for 10. Your new boiler warranty will cover all the boiler and flue components and is inclusive of parts and labour in the event of a breakdown.
Also included in your price is the opportunity to pick your boiler installation date at the point of purchase, with 24-hour turnaround available in many cases. As well as the boiler and access to a nationwide network of Gas Safe engineers, you will also get with your installation:
- A chemical flush, on installation, to deep clean your boiler and heating system
- A filter to help protect your new boiler from unwanted sludge build-up
- Flue kit, including all the necessary safety attachments
- A wireless thermostat and controller (you can also opt to upgrade to a smart thermostat)
Heatable Finance Options
Another plus for the Heatable system is the choice you have when it comes to paying for your new or replacement boiler. And that choice applies to all the boiler models across the Worcester Bosch, Alpha and Viessmann ranges.
The payment options offered by Heatable are clear and easy to understand:
- You pay the total cost of the boiler up front, using a debit or credit card.
- You opt to spread the cost of your new boiler, using Heatable’s deposit-free payment options.
The pay monthly options available from Heatable are:
- Two-year interest free. This is not available on every boiler model, so do check during the quotation process if an interest free deal is on offer.
- Spread the cost of your new boiler over 3, 5, 7 or 10 years. These payment options come with Heatable’s standard interest rate of 9.9% and applications will require a credit check.
On all of Heatable’s payment options, a deposit is optional, so you can choose to go for 0% deposit or put a down payment between 0-50% of the total cost of your new boiler and boiler installation. And finally, you can choose to pay off your outstanding balance early, without incurring any additional costs.
While there are similar fixed price boiler and installation websites out there, Heatable works by not overcomplicating its service. And, with its entrepreneurial approach to boiler installations, Heatable is making buying a new boiler quick and accessible, not just to the digital savvy but to anyone with access to a PC, tablet or laptop. And that convenience runs through the company’s ethos, as well as a drive to get you the very best price, for both the boiler and its installation.
While they may be tied in with three boiler brands – Worcester Bosch, Alpha and Viessman – they are three of the biggest hitters, bringing you product quality at a competitive price. And the whole pricing process is transparent, so there are no nasty surprises come installation time.
Yes, some customers may prefer the more personal service you get with a face-to-face retailer but with Heatable you really do get a one-stop-shop, that takes the hassle out of finding your boiler and arranging for its installation. And in today’s busy world, being able to save time is a big plus point in our book.
But you don’t have to take our word for it, the Heatable reviews speak for themselves. And with a consistent 4.9 out of 5 Trustpilot score, this relatively new kid on the boiler installation block must be doing something right!
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