Emergency Plumber Bath
How much should you really be paying for boiler or central heating repair? If you don’t seem to be getting straight answers from plumbers on how much its going to cost or you're being quoted on the phone at an hourly rate, they probably want to charge you a small fortune just to take a look at your boiler! Sound familiar? In our experience, this is normally because they don’t want to scare you off..
Many energy providers will try and get your custom by offering you a fixed price repair for under a hundred pounds. Remember - if it sounds too good to be true, it normally is. Just a simple Google search for complaints about theses energy companies repair deals will amaze you at the trail of disgruntled customers on the internet.
You are ten times better off with a company that's honest and upfront and tells you what it's going to cost and not lead you astray. Obviously you'd expect to pay a professional to look at your boiler and repair it, but what are the typical costs? Did you know that 50% of the time it will not need parts if it's been regularly maintained? Central heating and boiler repairs and plumbing repairs can be put into four classifications for what you can expect to pay:
Maintenance Repair – diagnosis and adjustments, freeing up a stuck pump, valve or fan. Expected cost: £60 - £160
Service repair – diagnosis, servicing central heating system or boiler, filling up or re-pressurising, cleaning or resetting equipment or controls. Expected cost: £90 - £210
Minor repair – diagnosing, replacing fan, printed circuit board, pump, diverter valve, gas valve, controls, expansion vessel & electrical components. Expected cost: £240 - £900
Major repair – diagnosing, power flushing, heat exchangers, controls & hot water storage vessel. Expected cost: £300 - £1300
You also need to take into consideration the time of day or night you call, as costs for labour can vary widely, with charges often billed by ½ hours or hours and can vary from £35-£150.