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Mandie67 Tue 02-Apr-19 13:14:35

Trying to move with hubby, son and our two grandchildren. House up for sale but we have hot air vents and everyone wants radiators. Been quoted £8000 by British gas for two radiators, seems alot. Appreciate we will probably need a new boiler for radiators but anyone been through this recently?

Purpledaffodil Tue 02-Apr-19 13:23:06

I would get quotes from local plumbers. British Gas are notoriously expensive. Say this from personal and family experience. Good luck!

M0nica Tue 02-Apr-19 16:11:16

You should be able to get a full central heating system for that price with radiators in every room. As PD says, shop around

Our first house had hot air central heating and it was marvellous, there was a vent in every room and one over the bath, lovely in the bath and I stood a rack in the bath to dry the clothes -a full load of washing dry in two hours. and no radiators cluttering the walls.

It fell out of favour and got a bad name because builders tried to economise by using systems with just two vents, one in the hall and one of the landing and undersized boilers and it was inadequate and houses were too cold.

But I would love to live in a house with a full warm air heating system again.

Charleygirl5 Tue 02-Apr-19 16:16:06

The first house we bought had that heating system and I loved it.

When selling, the cost of putting in a boiler and radiators was too much so I decided the new buyers could choose to keep or change and they could pay for it. It did not stop the house selling.

Mamissimo Tue 02-Apr-19 16:22:30

I’m with Charleygirl on this - let the buyer decide the heating they want - these days many people are fitting underfloor heating rather than radiators. The estate agent will have valued the house appropriately and the heating will be in the details. Relax and wait and see what buyers say...good luck!

Alima Tue 02-Apr-19 16:29:21

I agree with the others. You could always source a decent price locally then if a buyer makes an offer then adds a “but” about the lack of radiators just say you will reduce the house price by the cost of replacing the heating. (£8000 seems very excessive). Good luck with your move.

crazyH Tue 02-Apr-19 16:35:54

Wow, wow, wow !!!! £8000 for 2 radiators or is that for a whole new central heating system ? If it's the latter, I would say it's a high-end quote. I had a new combi boiler and a couple of radiators for under £3000 about 2 years ago.

Esspee Tue 02-Apr-19 16:45:57

I would love a heating system which does away with radiators. Does your system heat the house effectively and economically? If so it is a big plus in my view and I would be promoting it as such.

Deedaa Tue 02-Apr-19 21:05:10

I love our hot air system. You notice the difference as soon as the heating comes on and don't have to wait for radiators to heat up. We were able to get the boiler replaced last time the government were handing out grants so hopefully "it will see me out" as my mother would have said. And I haven't got radiators taking up wall space.

Charleygirl5 Tue 02-Apr-19 21:18:56

Espree admittedly the heating I mentioned was fitted in the possible 60's and one could either have it on or off- I could not adjust the heat like now. It may have changed since then.