Boiler Repair Prices
Most of the time, you don’t give a second thought to your boiler. When they’re working as they should be, it’s easy to forget about them. However, it’s when they start to go wrong that they fill all of our thoughts and worries.
Rather than buying a whole new boiler, professionals can sometimes carry out necessary repairs (make sure they are on the Gas Safe Register). When you start to notice it not working optimally and in need of maintenance, you may start to think about what kind of boiler repair prices to expect.
How to Know When Your Boiler Needs Repairing
Some boiler problems may not be instantly recognisable until it is too late, so it’s a good idea to have some knowledge of what to look out for in terms of maintenance. The best starting place is to organise a regular service for your boiler, so a licensed professional will be able to see if there are any particular areas of wear and may be able to catch a problem before it causes any trouble.
Issues that can affect many boilers are leaks, making loud noises or the inability to stay on when in use. These are things you can check yourself between services and if you spot a problem, make sure you get in touch with a local plumber.
Cost of Boiler Repairs
Due to the number of issues you can encounter with boilers, it can be difficult to say exactly how much you could be paying to repair them. Parts needed to get your boiler back up and running can vary in price, but here are a few ideas of prices ranges:
- Air Vent - £100 to £125
- Ignitions - £200 to £250
- Printed Circuit Board - £260 to £270
- Diverter Valve - £350 to £400
- Heat Exchanger - £400 to £425
As well as paying for the cost of the parts, you need to take into account the plumber’s rate of installing them. Make sure you ask what their usual rate is and an estimate for the whole job before committing to one plumber - don’t be afraid to shop around either.
It’s worth noting that you might be able to get help for energy-saving improvements to your home if you claim benefits and live in private housing, or you live in social housing. Read more about the Affordable Warmth Obligation on the Gov.uk website.
Factors That Could Raise Boiler Repair Prices
As well as paying for the necessary part and your plumber’s working rate, there are other factors that could increase the amount you’re paying to get your boiler in working order. If it is old, the work needed is usually more precise and parts hard to come by, so you’ll see a rise in costs.
Location plays a major part in boiler repair prices. For example, areas in London will be far more expensive than somewhere up north, but may be cheaper than in a small village. To make sure you’re getting the best deal, make sure you thoroughly research different plumbers and don’t just opt for large nationwide companies. A trustworthy plumber will be able to give a no-strings-attached quote so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be paying.