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What is the average price of a boiler repair?

Asking ‘what is the average price of a boiler repair’ is a little like asking ‘how long is a piece of string’.  As you can imagine, there are so many variations to be taken into account and it depends also on your type of boiler, the age of it and whether or not it has been well maintained.

However, like most things in life, we don’t tend to plan for these types of emergencies and then when the inevitable does happen, we are plunged into panic mode.  Better to be prepared and then at least we can have an emergency action plan A or B to put into effect when needed.

If your boiler breaks down in the summer months you may not notice it too much at all.  Very often we switch our boilers off in the warmer times and may only keep it running for hot water if we need to.

But if we are unlucky enough to experience a boiler breakdown in the winter months, just how much can we expect to pay for the average price of a boiler repair?  A quick search on the internet will show that approximately one in three boilers will break down in the first six years of purchasing it.  If it comes with a warranty this usually lasts for a year and then you have to make other arrangements.  The manufacturer can often provide you with additional insurance cover, or you can purchase insurance from other dealers.

If you choose not to insure and just deal with the emergency as it happens, then do at least get your boiler serviced annually.  To ignore this can be very dangerous as boilers can be lethal machines if not cared for correctly.  Also make sure that you choose a reliable engineer. There are plenty of companies around that will charge you the earth but not do a good job.  Very generally, the average price of a boiler repair can be anything between £200 – £500 pounds.  It all depends on what is wrong with it, how easily it can be repaired and how many parts are affected.

If you rent your home, it is up to your landlord to maintain and repair your boiler, so check that they have this covered.  If you own your own home, you may wish to take out insurance to protect your boiler.  If this is your choice, don’t think that you have to insure your boiler with your current energy supplier.  Feel free to shop around and check out the price comparison sites, many of which are on the internet.  Decide what type of policy you want as they can vary a lot in regard to what they cover and what sort of excess you may have to pay.

Whichever way you decide to go, it may be cheaper in the long run to insure your boiler and this will also give you added peace of mind that, in an emergency, you are covered.  Other than that, keep your piggy bank full as you may need it before the winter comes!

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