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Like any machine or appliance, your boiler is bound to develop some problems after some years of use. Therefore, you need not be surprised when you wake up one morning and find your boiler isn’t responding to your heating and hot water requests. Although this can be frustrating, you don’t have to panic, as you can simply resolve the issue by troubleshooting the boiler.
However, if you find that the issue is beyond your abilities, do not hesitate to consult and request the assistance of a registered heating engineer. For example, if your boiler runs on oil, you should contact a certified OFTEC technician, while on the other hand, you should contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer if you have a gas boiler.s
The heating engineer will then diagnose the issue with your boiler and repair it. However, if boiler repair isn’t a feasible option, the heating engineer will advise you to replace the boiler. This is particularly so if the cost of repairing the boiler is almost the same as installing a replacement.
Given the inherent dangers associated with repairing a gas appliance, only a Gas Safe registered engineer is qualified to repair your boiler. These engineers are trained to handle domestic and commercial gas appliances, making them specialists in handling gas boiler repairs.
On the other hand, if you have an oil or LPG boiler, the only person qualified to repair or even inspect and service it is an OFTEC registered technician or heating engineer.
One of the first questions that come to your mind after your boiler breaks down is whether you should call a plumber or a heating engineer to conduct the boiler repair. This is understandable given that the roles of the two are almost similar, and your boiler uses a lot of water pipes. Moreover, some heating engineers have plumbing qualifications, while some plumbers are certified, heating engineers.
However, despite overlapping roles, only a certified heating engineer is qualified to conduct a boiler repair as it involves dealing with gas or oil systems, something plumbers aren’t conversant with. As such, you should proceed to contact a heating engineer rather than your regular plumber if your boiler starts developing issues.
Some of the scenarios that will necessitate calling a heating engineer include:
Similarly, there are some scenarios where calling a plumber would be prudent. Some of these situations include:
There is no doubt that you would want your boiler repair conducted by the most qualified heating engineer or boiler repair company you can find. This is particularly so given the high cost of performing a boiler repair and the implications the repair will have on your boiler warranty. As such, you wouldn’t want to work with an unqualified boiler repair company or technician who will waste your money and cause your boiler’s warranty to be voided.
However, you can rest easy knowing that we can connect you with up to three certified boiler repair companies or technicians in your area. You only need to fill out our online form and sit back as we find and connect you to these repair gurus. And even better, we will do all this at absolutely no cost to you.
Long gone are the days that you had to hunt down the number of the local heating engineer and arrange an appointment for them to fix your broken boiler. Nowadays, all you need to do is contact an online heating company such as ours, and we will connect you with up to three certified heating engineers in your area. The heating engineers will then ask you a couple of questions and send you boiler repair quotes to select.
The cost of repairing your boiler will vary depending on the job’s complexity and whether or not any new parts are required. Other factors that influence the overall boiler repair cost are the engineer’s hourly rate and the number of hours taken to complete the repair work. However, expect the heating engineer to charge you an hourly rate of around £55, inclusive of the repairs and parts.
The typical cost of a scheduled boiler repair service in the UK will range between £100 and £500, with the average cost being £300. Emergency boiler repairs tend to be more expensive and will typically range between £222 and £600, with the average cost being £410.
The boiler is the most important component of your heating system, and you wouldn’t want it to sustain more damage due to your tampering. So, unless you are a certified Gas Safe or OFTEC technician, it is advisable not to attempt repairing your boiler on your own.
However, you don’t have to contact a heating engineer for every glitch that occurs with your boiler. For instance, you can comfortably resolve issues such as low pressure and excessive pressure without the help of a heating engineer. You can also reset your boiler yourself by following the steps outlined in your boiler’s manual. But past these simple procedures, anything that involves opening the boiler and tinkering with its mechanism should be best left to a certified heating engineer.
This is particularly so, given that attempting to repair your boiler without the necessary skills might lead to the festering of the problem and, in most cases, voiding of your boiler warranty. And with your boiler warranty being void, the manufacturer will no longer be obligated to repair or replace the boiler even if a manufacturing error causes the issue.
Given that we will connect you with the best boiler repair technicians in your locality, you can expect your boiler to be repaired within the shortest time possible. Therefore, you should typically expect your boiler to be up and running on the same day or the next day.
A modern boiler typically lasts between 10 and 15 years before its efficiency drastically drops. Therefore, it is viable to repair your boiler if it is still within this age bracket. And if it is older, it would be more practical to invest in a boiler replacement.
You should replace your boiler once every 10 to 15 years. This is because once a boiler clocks past the 10-year mark, its efficiency will drop, and the boiler will start developing many problems. You will, therefore, find yourself forging out large sums in repair costs for a boiler that can’t even heat your home efficiently.
Absolutely yes. The cost of repairing an existing boiler is significantly lower than that of purchasing a replacement. The only time that repairing a boiler isn’t worth the trouble is when it is past its prime years or regularly develops problems. And if this is the case, you would be better off investing the money you would have otherwise used in repairing the boiler in purchasing a boiler replacement.
During a boiler repair, the heating engineer will start by carrying out a series of tests to diagnose the issue with the boiler. And once the problem has been identified, the heating engineer will proceed to open and repair or replace the faulty component of the boiler. The heating engineer may also conduct a boiler servicing and inspect your heating system at your request.
The UK law states that all homeowners should have their gas or oil boilers serviced at least once every year. You should ensure that a certified heating engineer pays a visit to your boiler each year to service it and arrest any minor issues before they fester into serious problems. Ultimately, the cost of having your boiler serviced would be lower than the cost of having the same boiler replaced. And this means you stand to save a lot by having your boiler serviced annually rather than waiting for it to break down to call a heating engineer.
Repairing your existing boiler is often cheaper than purchasing and installing a boiler replacement. However, if your boiler is old, inefficient, or keeps breaking down, it would be better to replace it as this would save you a lot of money in the long run.
The ultimate goal of conducting a boiler repair is to have your malfunctioning boiler up and running. However, you can’t possibly do this at the expense of your boiler warranty, meaning you have to be strict on who you hand the repair task. Some of the questions you should ask your heating engineer to avoid leaving tour boiler at the mercy of a cowboy include:
There is no doubt that with your boiler being attended to by a qualified heating engineer, there is a high chance that it will be up and running in no time. However, there is no guarantee that the boiler repair will be successful, and you may have to install a boiler replacement.
This isn’t surprising given that some boilers are obsolete, and finding their replacement parts would be impossible. Similarly, some boilers may be damaged beyond economic repair or plagued with several issues, making a boiler replacement the more feasible option.
No. It would be a stretch to claim that all Gas Safe and OFTEC registered heating engineers will carry out competent boiler repairs. This is because Gas Safe and OFTEC certifications are only proof of the engineer’s knowledge of safety standards when conducting a boiler repair.
However, you need not worry about our heating engineers being unable to conduct competent repairs as we vet them regularly. Moreover, we will only connect you with heating engineers in your area who have a track record of successful and competent boiler repairs.
Boiler finance is a system of paying for a boiler, where instead of paying for it in full, the cost of the boiler is spread into manageable monthly payments. This system is designed to help homeowners overcome the high upfront cost of modern condensing boilers.
Yes. Boiler finance offers you the option of spreading the cost of the boiler over an extended period, meaning you can purchase a boiler you couldn’t afford to pay for in cash. The method of paying for your new boiler doesn’t impact the quality of service or boiler we offer you. You can therefore relax knowing that you will be getting the same quality of boiler you would have got by paying in cash.
Boiler finance should typically have an interest rate like any other credit facility. However, some boiler manufacturers and heating companies offer boiler finance at 0% interest rates for up to 2 years. This means that if you secure such a deal, you will only be paying for the cost of the boiler and the labour costs of installing it on your property.
However, not all deals come with 0% interest rates. Some boilers on finance attract an annual interest rate starting from 7.9% or 9.9%
Once you have secured a boiler finance deal, you will receive your boiler together with the following:
Yes. The amount of down payment or deposit you make when purchasing the boiler will impact the monthly repayments and the total payments you will make for the boiler. Usually, the higher the deposit you pay, the lower your monthly instalments, and the lower your total repayments. Similarly, if you start with a smaller deposit, you will need to pay slightly more in monthly repayments, and your total repayments after the agreed period would similarly be higher.
Before we can hand you a boiler finance deal, you must meet the following essential eligibility criteria that we have set.
As the name suggests, annual percentage rate represents the annual percentage you will be paying as interest on your boiler finance loan. It usually varies from one boiler installation company to another, depending on several factors such:
A new boiler will typically last between 10 to 15 years. So, it suffices to say that you will need a new boiler installation once every 10 to 15 years. However, if your current boiler develops a severe fault, you may have to install a replacement boiler before the said time is up.
You will need to undertake a few preparations before your new boiler can be installed. For a start, with the help of a heating engineer, you will need to determine the type and size of the new boiler you will be installing. Next, you will need to identify where the boiler will be installed and decide on the specific time and time for the new boiler installation. Finally, you will need to clear the installation area on the agreed date.
The time it takes to install your new boiler will hugely depend on the nature of the installation and the number of engineers working on it. For instance, a like-for-like boiler replacement would be completed faster than installing a different boiler in place of an existing boiler. Similarly, a boiler installation done by two technicians will likely be completed faster than one done by a single technician.
Nonetheless, regardless of the existing circumstances, expect your boiler installation to be complete within 1-3 days. So you can expect to start enjoying your new boiler within that period.
There are three types of boilers currently available in the market, and the ideal type of boiler for you will depend on your personal preference and the unique heating requirements of your home. For example, if you live in a small house with low heating requirements or are pressed for space, a combi boiler would be ideal. Similarly, if you live in a large household with high hot water and central heating requirements, you should consider installing a regular or system boiler.
The best way to determine the ideal boiler for your home is to engage a certified heating engineer. This is because they are experienced in dealing with all three boiler types and would be better suited to provide you with a recommendation.
The ideal location for your new boiler will hugely depend on the type of boiler you are installing and its size. For example, if you are installing a combi boiler, the best location would be your kitchen, as it can easily fit into one of the kitchen cabinets. On the other hand, if you intend to install a system or a regular boiler, then the ideal location would be one of the utility rooms.