Lack of maintenance will cause problems with heating efficiency as well as damaging your boiler. It is better to service your boiler every year rather than buy a new one every few years. Make sure that you choose a qualified engineer to service your boiler.
Boiler service cost – an overview
If you are planning to service your boiler, to ensure that your old boiler continues to work or because you’ve moved into a new house, our boiler service cost guide will provide excellent information about boiler servicing costs for different types of boilers, including oil boilers and central heating boilers.
Benefits of having a boiler service
The benefits of having your boiler serviced tend to outweigh the average boiler service cost:
Save money on repairs – Your boiler should work perfectly and efficiently; a boiler service engineer will make sure your boiler is working correctly and pick up on any minor faults, which if left unrepaired, could cause major problems in the future. Servicing your boiler could save you money on larger repair bills and emergency call-out fees.
A boiler service could save your life – a faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous; around 20 people die every year in the UK from Carbon Monoxide (CO) leaks caused by faulty gas boilers and appliances; reports the Health and Safety Executive. A regular boiler service will detect any CO leaks, keeping you and your family safe from CO poisoning.
Reduce your fuel bills – A boiler service engineer will make sure your boiler isn’t wasting energy; this can save you money on your fuel bills as well as cut your household carbon emissions. A boiler service may cut your heating bills drastically. It should save you money in the long run so that you don’t need to fully replace it.
A service may ensure your insurance is valid – Many boiler warranties require you to have your boiler regularly serviced.
Stay legal – landlords are legally obliged to service boilers in their rental properties every year and must provide a valid Gas Safety certificate for gas boilers.
One-off boiler service cost
Your boiler manufacturer or energy supplier may provide you with an annual boiler service, if not; you’ll need to independently hire a boiler engineer to service your boiler. According to Energy Saving Trust (EST) the average cost of a boiler service ranges between £50 and £100; more specific one-off boiler service costs are detailed below:
- Npower boiler servicing prices start at £99.
- British Gas charge from £79 for a boiler service check.
- EDF Energy boiler service average price is £80.
- Homeserve charges £80 for one-off boiler service.
- Baxi annual boiler service costs £96.
- Worchester-Bosch service cost starts from £90.
- Fortune and Co Ltd boiler service cost starts from £70.
Arranging a boiler service
You should have your boiler serviced every year, or more frequently if advised by the boiler manufacturer.
Make sure you hire the right boiler service engineer for the job.