Boiler Repair Near Me – 24/7 Boiler Repairs from £49

Last updated: April 29, 2024

Looking to get your boiler repaired by a local and qualified gas-safe engineer at a competitive price?

Which boiler repair company can you trust? And which will provide you with an affordable quote?

The average boiler in the UK lasts between 10 and 15 years and like any mechanical appliance used on a daily basis with time wear and tear can take its toll and an ageing boiler is much more likely to break down.

Boiler Repair Costs UK

Boilers can break down for all host of different reasons and as a result, the costs involved can vary depending on the boiler problem causing the issue and the replacement parts you will need.

Here is a rough guide on how much you can expect to pay for a boiler repair based on the type of fault:

Boiler Timer£90 – £120
Automatic Air Vent£110 – £150
Overheated Thermostat£110 – £140
Burner£115 – £140
Flue£140 – £160
Air Pressure Switch£200 – £250
Ignition£210 – £230
Pump£230 – £260
Fan£240 – £280
Gas Valve£260 – £290
Printed Circuit Board£270 – £300
Expansion Vessel£285 – £300
Diverter Valve£370 – £400
Heat Exchanger£420 – £500

It’s worth remembering that other factors out of your control will also impact the cost of a boiler repair quote, this includes your location (since labour costs vary throughout the country), availability of parts, the boiler company you use and whether or not it’s an emergency call out, in which case there will be emergency fees involved.

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Factors that Influence Boiler Repair Costs UK

Here are the major factors that can play a role in boiler repair costs and quotes:

Your Location in the UK

Where you live in the UK can impact the costs associated with a boiler repair, for example, if you live in the South East and particularly London you can expect to pay a premium.

As 247homerescue.co.uk states “This is due to the cost of labour being higher than the national average in these areas as is the case in most major cities and high cost of living areas.”

Your Boiler Model

Boilers come in all different shapes and sizes and some are more straightforward to diagnose and repair.

For example, the most common type of boiler in the UK is the combi boiler, which is a single wall-hung unit and they tend to be much easier to repair than the likes of system boilers.

Availability of Boiler Parts

As with cars and other appliances boilers are constantly being updated and technology evolves, as a result, if your boiler is very old it may be difficult to source the spare parts required to repair it.

If you have a particularly rare boiler or one that is no longer manufactured you may find spare parts are hard to find and expensive.

Wondering how much a new boiler costs? Check out our guide on options available if you need a new boiler but can’t afford it, as well as boilers on finance and government boiler grants here.

Boiler Repair Company You Use

Like any type of business, boiler repair companies vary hugely in the prices they offer and so it’s always worth seeking quotes from multiple different companies before making a final decision.

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There are some really competitive national companies that now offer a fixed price quote that you should definitely prioritise if you want to get the best value for money.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Boiler?

If your boiler is very old and needs repair, the question has to be asked as to whether it’s worth repairing it.

The reality is that old boilers are increasingly more likely to experience issues and have internal parts that are worn and will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.

Often these parts can be expensive, for example, replacing a heat exchanger can often cost in the region of £500, while a brand new boiler will cost between £1,500 and £2,000.

In these circumstances, it’s often more financially wise to simply get a new boiler installed, especially when you consider the additional costs associated with a loss in efficiency (boilers lose efficiency with age).

Check out our video on how to vet boiler brands/models in the UK:

What About Your Boiler Warranty?

If your boiler is older than 10 years in age, then your warranty is unlikely to be valid since most of the best boiler warranties and guarantees only last around 10 years.

However, if your boiler is under this age, then it’s certainly worth checking if your boiler warranty is still valid, in which case you can use it for your boiler repair.

However, bear in mind that warranties do typically have conditions of cover e.g. you must have had the boiler installed by a qualified Gas Safe Engineer and had it serviced annually.

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Learn all about the different types of boilers, including condensing boilers, LPG boilers, oil boilers, Opentherm boilers and calculating boiler size in our guide.

Boiler Repair Near Me

If you are in need of a boiler repair and it’s an emergency, feel free to use our search function to find Gas Safe Engineers in your area.

Please bear in mind that if it’s an emergency i.e. you need the repair carried out urgently or on a weekend there will typically be additional call-out fees involved.