How much does a boiler service cost in 2020?
A broken boiler is a real pain. A cold house and cold showers alone are not small issues, but during the freezing winter months they can become a real problem – especially for older or more vulnerable members of a household.
The best way to ensure that you don’t end up having to deal with one is to get your boiler serviced annually, and while the summertime can be one of the most practical times to get this done, having your boiler serviced during the depths of winter can ensure your boiler sees you and your family through any unexpected cold snaps.
How much does a boiler service cost?
Local Heroes customers typically paid between £64 and £106. Of the several thousand boiler services carried out by Local Heroes in the past 12 months1, the median - or most common - price paid was £85.
Local Heroes customers typically paid between £64 and £106 for a boiler service. The most common price was £85.
The cost of a service will vary depending on the company you use, the type of boiler you have and the part of the country you're in. We are quoting prices from data we have collected from boiler servicing jobs carried out by Local Heroes tradespeople but other companies may offer different prices.
What does a boiler service consist of?
A boiler service is a simple check up from a Gas Safe Engineer, which will make sure your boiler is in good working order and flag any problems with the individual components before they break and cause real issues with your central heating system.
Boiler service vs Cover plan
You can pay for a boiler service as a one off payment to the engineer, who comes to perform the service, or you can take out a cover policy or insurance for your boiler that includes an annual service as part of the charge.
How much either a one off service or as part of a annual plan will vary depending on the level of the cover as well as other factors such as the type of boiler you have and any previous claims.
As many common cover plans typically include other appliances as well as your electrical and gas supplies, it could be more cost effective for you to have a regular plan. However, if you prefer a more "pay as you go" system, a one off boiler service can be a great way of keeping on top of both your boiler's health and your outgoings.
How often should I have my boiler serviced?
Local Heroes recommends having your boiler serviced on an annual basis. This ensures your boiler is always fit and ready to go and any potential issues can be remedied before they become a problem.
Your boiler manufacturer's warranty may require a boiler service every 12 months
It's not just a case of your boiler functioning correctly however, many boiler manufacturers condition their warranties on regular servicing.
How should I maintain my boiler?
As well as having your boiler serviced regularly, you should always try to maintain its health and efficiency in between services. This will not only make servicing more straightforward (and therefore cheaper) but help maintain its efficiency and keep the cost of your heating bills down.
Book a boiler service
If you need your boiler service, Local Heroes can put you in touch with a trusted local engineer. All Local Heroes heating and gas engineers are Gas Safe registered and all work comes with a 12 month guarantee backed by British Gas
1 Updated October 2020