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How Much Should a Boiler Service Cost?

An average boiler service should cost between £60 to £180.

The price of a boiler service varies based on the engineer, where you live, and the kind, condition, and age of your boiler. If your boiler requires additional maintenance in addition to regular servicing, the price may rise.

Whether you have a gas or an oil boiler, a trained heating expert must conduct the service. A Gas Safe registered engineer should be used for gas boilers, and OFTEC-approved technicians should be employed for oil boilers.

How much does a boiler service cost

Most boiler services cost between £80 and £100. However, they are frequently less costly (around £60) or more expensive (up to £180).

The cost of a boiler service is determined by a variety of factors, as you would expect. Here are some examples:

  • Type of boiler (combi, system or regular)
  • Rates charged by the engineer
  • The location where it’s installed (ease of access)
  • Your location
  • Fuel

Types of boiler service

When it comes to paying for a boiler service, you have a few alternatives.

The most common is to pay for the service in a single payment when it’s completed. Some people, on the other hand, purchase boiler cover plans that include maintenance as well as other forms of boiler protection.

One-off boiler service cost

On average, a one-time boiler service will cost between £80 and £100.

The price you end up having to pay will vary depending on a lot of variables. The main reason for the difference is that the heating engineer has set different prices. And, as previously stated, where you reside may raise the fees charged by an engineer.

The cost of maintaining your boiler will also vary by the sort of boiler you have. Because regular boilers are put next to storage tanks and a hot water cylinder, they take longer to maintain than combi boilers that don’t include any external components.

A larger boiler will require more comprehensive maintenance, which will take longer and necessitate repairs. If your boiler is more than 10 years old or has a history of breakdowns, it’s time to replace it.

Boiler cover cost

A boiler cover plan is a form of insurance for your boiler.

Instead of paying a one-time fee, you pay a monthly charge of between £9 and £13 (on average). You’ll end up spending more money over a year because of the servicing costs. You’ll also be covered for any repairs, 24-hour emergency breakdowns, or boiler replacements as part of your service coverage.

One-off boiler service vs boiler cover

In terms of limiting expenses, paying for a one-time boiler service is usually a better financial option for most homeowners. This is especially true if your boiler is fairly young since repairs are unlikely to happen.

Although a boiler cover plan is not always necessary, it may be beneficial if your boiler is more than eight years old or requires regular maintenance. You could save money by not having to pay for repairs or a replacement if you get one.

Does my boiler need a service?

Every year, all boilers must be inspected and serviced.

The best approach to maintain your heating equipment functioning properly, efficiently, and safely is to have it serviced regularly. A boiler service is also necessary to keep the warranty effective. If you fail to have your boiler serviced on a regular basis, it will no longer be covered by a guarantee.

What does a boiler service involve?

During a boiler service, the heating professional’s a chance to check all components in the boiler for functionality and identify difficulties before they lead to costly and inconvenient breakdowns. You will be left without heat or hot water in your home if/when your boiler breaks down, so finding an engineer to repair it and facing hefty expenses is highly recommended.

A boiler is very much like a car in the sense that it will run much more effectively when it is well maintained. If it is left too long without professional attention, it will become less efficient at burning fuel which means higher heating bills and unnecessary carbon emissions which damage the planet.

Finally, the service includes a number of safety inspections to give you peace of mind that your heating system is safe.

What to do if your boiler breaks down

Don’t wait until your boiler is replaced before calling a heating engineer. Contact a heating professional as soon as your boiler malfunctions.

The cost of boiler repairs varies considerably, with minor replacement parts costing between £150 and £400, and essential components like a heat exchanger costing approximately the same. If the boiler is beyond repair, a new one will likely cost between £2,000 and £4,500.

If your boiler is still under warranty, the repair may already be covered, so it’s best to check with the maker. Warranty durations vary from one to twelve years, but they do not always cover all parts and labour.

When to get your boiler serviced

The summer is the best time of year to have your heating system serviced.

When the weather warms up, you may want to forget about your boiler. However, it is more convenient to schedule an engineer at a time that works for you, and prices are generally lower.

Additionally, if the engineer has to repair the boiler, it’s not as inconvenient as it is during the winter. And once the job is finished, you can rest confident that your boiler is in excellent working order for when the colder days arrive.

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