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Monday, 28 November 2011

Who To Call For Boiler Breakdown?

When the weather turns much colder, as it just has, we always get loads of calls for boiler breakdowns.

  This is what we recommend.
  • First call the person who installed it or last serviced it.
  • Second look at the website of your boiler manufacturer - they may have good tips.
  • Third call the boiler manufacturer.
The main manufacturers such as Worcester-Bosch, Vaillant and Baxi all employ their own engineers with fully stocked van nationwide.  They will oftten be the fastest and cheapest way to get your boiler up and running again - if it is fixable.
For example Worcester Bosch ( tel: 0844 892 3000 or email via their website) currently charge a flat rate of £230 for a call out which includes ALL parts & labour.  The others do something similar and this is a good deal.

BUT

There comes a point when it is better to save the money and get it replaced.  A boiler should usually last more than 10-12- may be 14 years.

They can be replaced with a budget model in a typical small family home for little over £1,000 or the replacement cost could easily be over £2,000.  There are so many factors to consider, not least what type of boiler and temperature controls.