If you are ever unfortunate enough to have your boiler breakdown on you, one of your first thoughts is likely to be, how much is this going to cost. A boiler can breakdown for a number of reasons all of which will influence the amount it may cost to fix. In this blog, we will look at what might break your boiler, how to prevent it breaking down and what you should expect to pay for a repair.
How do I prevent my boiler breaking down?
There are many things you can do to keep your boiler running efficiently and help to prevent any future breakdowns. Whilst there are things to potentially help you save money on repairing your boiler. The most effective form of preventative action is having regular servicing from a qualified heating engineer. On most new boilers an annual service should suffice to keep your system in good health. Your boiler engineer will also be able to help you identify any future issues and repair them for your there and then. If you have an older boiler you may benefit from more regular servicing.
Why has my boiler stopped working?
Boilers are complicated machines and there are many reasons why they may stop working. You will likely have noticed if your central heating system isn’t warming your home properly, or your boiler has started to drop in pressure, then these are clear signs that something is not right and a problem could be on the horizon. Common things that could break include the;
- Circuit board
- Water pump
- Ignition system
The cost of which to fix these will vary depending on your type of boiler and the ease of access to get to them, i.e. in the loft, high up a wall. Find out about gas vs electric boiler repair here.
How much does it cost to repair a boiler?
If you are a victim to a boiler fault and do require a repair then the first step is to contact a qualified and certified heating engineer. They will be able to diagnose the fault and help you understand what is required in order to get your heating system back up and running. When paying for a boiler repair, like any service, you are paying for both parts and labour. Therefore, if you are able to, always get more than one quote.
According to a Which? survey, the most common and expensive jobs of replacing the circuit board in your boiler will cost £277 on average whereas a new internal fan will cost £240. Some of the cheaper jobs included fitting a new thermostat for £101 or an air vent for £96. One way to make sure that you don’t have to stump up high costs to repair a broken boiler is to take out a boiler cover plan, which combines the cost of regular servicing and maintenance into an affordable monthly plan.
In some cases, it may simply not be cost-efficient to repair an old broken boiler and it may be beneficial at this point to consider a new combi boiler installation rather than risking a future breakdown. If you speak to a gas safe registered engineer they will provide you with the best advice.
Think your boiler may need a repair?
ProTech boilers have worked across Hull and East Yorkshire for over 5 years now and are experts in the servicing, repair and installation of all boiler brands. If you have checked and think that your boiler may be suffering from signs it needs a repair, then Contact us today for a fixed price quote.