Replacing your boiler is not cheap, so it's always important to get the perfect quote but more importantly, safe and professionally installed. A poor installation can lead to hundreds of pounds more in later repairs and faults.
Our promise is to always be fair honest and open on pricing. Boiler faults can vary so often it would be unfair of us to mislead you with a roundabout price when a few unforeseeable issues could present themselves on inspection. Therefore, its key we carry out a full inspection before giving you our best price.
What we can say jobs can start from as low as £59.00 + VAT, and our average boiler repairs £89.00 + VAT
Parts and labour are expensive when it comes to heating. It is ok to have a few parts replaced, however if it begins to form a trend, there is a limit to what you want to spend on repairs because the cost tends to go up with each new repair bill.
Medium quality boiler manufacturers give 5 – 7 years warranty on their products. Makers like Worcester-Bosch or Vaillant may offer up to 10 years. It is unlikely for any boiler to last longer than 12 – 15 years. Most parts are subject to elevated temperatures and extreme working conditions.
If your family has grown since you last installed a new boiler, or if you’ve added a new shower or a new tap and it looks like the old boiler is no longer coping with the load, it might be a good time to shop around for a new one. With parts affected by wear and tear, your heating system may take longer to heat up. If you regularly must wait for hot water or for your radiators to heat up, it means the old appliance is no longer coping.
All modern boilers come with an A energy rating meaning that their efficiency is around (or slightly over) 90%. This is cool as they only waste 10% of the energy going into them. At the same time, there are still millions of low-efficiency boilers in active use in the UK. Their efficiency may hover around 70% or even lower.
This is adding unnecessary cost to your energy bills and is also quite bad for the environment. Replacing your boiler with an A-rated appliance can save you a significant amount on energy bills, however, the buy-back time on boilers is quite long. If we assume you manage to save around £200 per year, it will take more than 10 years to recoup the cost of a new boiler. So, unless you are a Greenpeace Warrior and want to make a tangible difference to the environment you are unlikely to be persuaded to buy a new boiler just based on the saving you might make.
Nevertheless, this is a very convenient added excuse for wanting a combi boiler replacement, and if any other signs from this list match your situation, you know that it is time to go for it.
A regular humming noise is ok and boiler noise is not something you usually pay attention to, until something goes wrong. Louder than usual buzzing or screeching noise is a tell-tale sign that it is time to replace your boiler.
The most usual faults related to strange sounds are broken fans or water pumps. Neither of these parts are cheap to replace, especially if you have an old model. And as they say, it never rains but it pours. Once the fan is gone, it is almost certain another expensive part will fail within the next few months.
Whether you are looking to service your boiler, replace your boiler or move from ‘oil to gas’ it is essential to find the right heating engineer to undertake any work. A professional heating engineer will provide you with all the information and advice you need to consider your options. They will supply quotes and provide peace of mind that all work is carried out to proper standards.
It is essential you use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, service or check gas appliances including boilers. To carry out work on gas installations and appliances safely and legally, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
A number of our key locations are listed below, but if you're unsure from our locations map whether we can send an engineer to your home, please contact our customer service team on 01225 247 247.