How much do heating engineers charge in 2020?
How much a heating engineer charges depends, as with all tradespeople, on what the task is, including
- How urgent it is
- How long it will take
- What parts are required.
An accurate heating engineer quote can also be difficult - especially for boilers - until the heating engineer has inspected your boiler and ascertained what the problem is. This is often due to you reporting a symptom rather than a problem – for example maybe your hot water isn’t working; a large part of a heating engineer’s job is to diagnose the problem as well as fix it.
We’ve gathered together some of the average costs of common jobs for a Local Heroes heating engineer, but you’ll notice that the prices range quite drastically because of the above point.
Remember, all heating engineers should be Gas Safe Registered and should be able to provide evidence of this qualification when asked. A malfunctioning boiler can be dangerous, so don’t take any chances when you hire someone to work on yours.
Average Local Heroes heating prices
Updated April 2020
Having your boiler serviced on a yearly basis is a great way of identifying and repairing any potential issues before they can become a problem. Read more about how much a boiler service costs.
Price range: £64 - £106
Average (most common) price: £85
Repair a dead boiler
A broken boiler is a nightmare for most homes even in the height of summer. While you might not need your central heating in the warmer weather, a lack of reliable hot water can still cause more than a little friction in any household. In the depths of winter, a broken boiler can be a genuinely serious issue and should be fixed as soon as possible.
Price range: £104 - £174
Average (most common) price: £139
Boiler is displaying a fault code
With so many complex moving parts, and so many different manufacturers of boilers, it's not likely that most people will discern much meaning from a boiler's error code, even with the manual. If your boiler is displaying a fault code, it's best to get it checked out by a professional.
Price range: £76 - £127
Average (most common) price: £101
Boiler is making a noise
A noisy boiler can just be an annoyance but could also point to something more serious and all possibilities should be ruled out by a professional.
Price range: £81 - £135
Average (most common) price: £108
Boiler isn’t heating water
A lack of hot water can quickly bring most family homes virtually to a stop, no one likes taking cold showers! If your boiler isn't heating water in the winter, it can quickly become a serious situation which should be resolved as soon as possible.
Price range: £90 - £150
Average (most common) price: £120
Hot water tank is leaking
A leak anywhere at home can cause a variety of different problems including peeling wallpaper, wall damage and even structural issues, not to mention a lack of hot water can cause issues with cooking, cleaning and water pressure.
Price range: £97 - £304
Average (most common) price: £140
Replace a hot water tank
If your hot water tank is broken, replacement may be the safest and even cheapest option. How much it'll cost to replace will depend on the age, location and level of access to the tank.
Price range: £378 - £780
Average (most common) price: £597
Replace a thermostat
A broken thermostat can quickly result in the house being far too hot or far too cold. What seems like a problem with your central heating or boiler may actually just be a problem with your thermostat and could be much simpler, and cheaper, to fix by replacing the unit.
Price range: £92 - £172
Average (most common) price: £139
Provide a Landlord's Gas Safety Certicate (CP12)
A Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate - sometimes known by its old name of CP12 Certificate - confirms a safety check of all gas appliances and ventilation has been carried out and must be supplied by landlords to their tenants before they move in.
Price range: £75 - £100
Average (most common) price: £81
For more prices, view the heating engineer pricing data sheet.
As always, you can rely on Local Heroes when it comes to hiring tradespeople. Every single heating engineer on our platform has been extensively vetted by us, so you can have the utmost confidence you are getting the best help available.