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How much does a boiler repair cost in 2020?

Posted on 2/12/2020

Like a trip to the dentist, looking after your boiler with an annual service can seem dull and easy to put off for another day. However, if not given the right amount of attention, a boiler breakdown can be painful and expensive.

But how much does it cost, and what do you need?

Still got your warranty?

If your boiler needs repairing, the first thing to check is whether it’s still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. This could last from one to twelve years, so you could save yourself a fair amount of cash. Remember to keep your warranty details somewhere safe, whether at home or online, and read them so you know what’s included.

Get an annual service

If you want to give your boiler an annual service, the time of year you get it done will affect the price. As boilers are used less during summer, it’s often cheaper and easier to book an engineer. A service usually costs around £100, but it’s always a good idea to shop around for the best deal.

Need a boiler repair?

If you do need to get your boiler repaired, it’s good to know the cost might be affected by

  • The make of your boiler
  • Your boiler’s age
  • Where you live How urgent you need it done

The average prices for some of the most common boiler repair jobs carried out by Local Heroes are listed below. However, if your boiler is older than 10 years, it may be worthwhile considering buying a new boiler, especially if this isn't the first issue you've had with your boiler. Local Heroes offers brand new boilers with installation from as little as £1099.

If you decide to repair your boiler, Local Heroes can help. Our professional, qualified boiler engineers have years’ of experience, and will be happy to give you advice on how to look after your boiler in the future. And if you decide it’s time to get a new one, we can also fit it for you.

Average boiler repair costs

Updated February 2020

  • Dead boiler

    If your boiler is completely dead for an unknown reason, it's important to have a qualified Gas Safe engineer check it as soon as possible. Your boiler could refuse to start for a number of reasons, book a heating engineer today to get your heating and water up and running as soon as possible.

    Average prices

    Price range: £104 - £174
    Average (most common) price: £139

    Read more or book boiler repair


  • Boiler is displaying a fault code

    If your boiler is displaying a fault code, your instruction manual will outline the issue. This information will be very helpful to your heating engineer in resolving the issue. However, given many people keep their boilers for up to a decade or longer, it's not unlikely you will have misplaced your boiler manual. If so, contact a heating engineer to diagnose and address the problem.

    Average prices

    Price range: £76 - £127
    Average (most common) price: £101

    Read more about boiler fault codes or book boiler repair


  • Boiler isn't heating water

    If your boiler isn't heating water, either properly or not at all, there could be an issue with the power supply, water supply, the thermostat or another part. A qualified Gas Safe engineer will be able to diagnose the problem accurately and put a fix in place.

    Average prices

    Price range: £90 - £150
    Average (most common) price: £120

    Read more or book boiler repair


  • Boiler isn't heating radiators

    If your boiler is heating water, but not the radiators, it could be a problem with your thermostat. It's important to get all possibilities ruled out and return your radiators to full working order as soon as possible.

    Average prices

    Price range: £98 - £163
    Average (most common) price: £131

    Read more or book boiler repair


  • Boiler making a noise

    It's normal for your boiler and the circulation of water throughout your home's central heating system to make some noise, especially in older homes but if the noise has changed recently, particularly if it has grown louder or ore unpredictable, it's important to have this issue investigated and repaired.

    Average prices

    Price range: £81 - £135
    Average (most common) price: £108

    Read more or book boiler repair


  • Boiler investigation

    Sometimes your boiler just isn't working properly. It might not be dead as above and it might be hard to figure out exactly what's wrong with it. A boiler investigation will inspect all aspects of your boiler and central heating system to find and diagnose any issues you may be having.

    Average prices

    Price range: £89 - £149
    Average (most common) price: £119

    Read more or book a boiler investigation

1 Updated February 2020

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