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 depending and like any mechanical appliance used on a daily basis with time wear and tear can take it’s toll and an aging 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 PART||AVERAGE COST|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a repair, the question has to be asked as to whether it’s worth it 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).
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.
Boiler Repair Near Me
If you are in need of a boiler repair and it’s 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 carrying out urgently or on a weekend there will typically be additional call out fees involved.