There are many different varieties of central heating boiler on the market nowadays, all of which are complicated pieces of technology. It’s no surprise then, that when they go wrong they can be very costly to repair. With such a heavily relied upon machine present in our homes, they leave you very little choice whether or not to get them repaired.
Should you find yourself with a broken-down boiler, there are a number of different factors which will ultimately affect the boiler repair cost. Here are a few of the more prevalent factors:
Boiler Age: If you have an older boiler, there’s a good chance it may break down more regularly than a newer more reliable model. However being an older boiler Geen warm water it it likely that repairing it, and purchasing new parts for it will be cheaper. Newer boilers tend to stop working less frequently, however are more expensive to repair when they do.
Boiler Type and Model: The type of boiler you own, and indeed the fuel-type it uses will also be an influential factor in the overall repair costs. Newer A-Grade boilers are usually more reliable and therefore will need less repairing, but because of the technology used to make them such high-efficiency, they can be very expensive indeed to repair. An older style, more conventional boiler may cost you more per year in fuel bills as they are less efficient, but will ultimately cost less to repair.
UK Location: Though this may seem an obvious point, it is often overlooked when looking for boiler repair costs. If you live in the centre of busy cities such as London or Liverpool you will pay a premium for the boiler repair costs. Similarly, if you live in an incredibly remote areas there is the chance you’ll pay more for the engineer to come out. Unfortunately these are one of the factors which cannot be avoided.
Date:Though it might not seem fair, it’s often the case that boiler engineers raise their prices as the weather turns colder and demand grows. There’s never a convenient time for your boiler to breakdown, but it’s particularly important to keep it running during the colder weather. Thankfully not all companies believe in this additional premium so you can still save on your boiler repair cost throughout the year.