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Ideal Boiler Service & Repair Costs: The Homeowner’s Guide
If you’re the sensible type, you’ll be getting your boiler serviced on an annual basis, and you’ll get it repaired the minute you notice a problem.
Don’t have an Ideal Boiler? Checkout out boiler service cost guide here.
In our 3-minute guide to ideal boiler service and boiler repair costs we’ll explain everything from: the cost of servicing and repairing an Ideal boiler, to finding Ideal Boiler engineers, right through to when it’s time for a new one.
Table of Contents
- How Much Does It Cost To Service An Ideal Boiler?
- My Ideal Boiler Needs Repairing, Are Repairs Covered In Service Costs?
- Why You Need An Annual Boiler Service
- One-Off Service, Or Annual Boiler Cover?
- My Ideal Boiler Is Old, Should I Service Or Repair It?
- Finding A Reputable Ideal Boiler Servicing Engineer
- Any Questions?
How Much Does It Cost To Service An Ideal Boiler?
Different boiler engineers will include different things as part of their annual service package.
Typically, you should expect to pay £70-90+VAT for a service. The price shouldn’t fluctuate much regardless of whether you have an Ideal combi boiler, system or oil boiler.
Expect this price to increase to £85-120+VAT for larger heating companies, rather than local gas engineers.
My Ideal Boiler Needs Repairing, Are Repairs Covered In Service Costs?
No, don’t assume a service engineer is going to fix any issue with your boiler. They do visual checks and inspections, such as checking flue gases with a flue gas analyser. This is to make sure no problems are likely to develop in the future.
If your boiler has already developed a problem, you need to inform the engineer that a repair and service is needed, not just a service.
Why You Need An Annual Boiler Service
It’s Cheaper Than A New Boiler Installation
Repairing a boiler can be expensive. Servicing your Ideal boiler will help to minimise problems in the future. And, that means your boiler is going to last much longer.
We’ve seen it time and time again where boilers and heating systems have been left without maintenance, and need replacing 5-years before they should be.
And, with the cost of boiler installations starting at roughly £1800, that’s a lot of cash to be throwing away. Unless of course, you want to upgrase – you can get prices on-screen using this quick fire form.
Ideal Boilers Won’t Honour Their Warranty Without Service History
Ideal Boilers know that the longevity of any of their products is down to one simple thing; maintenance. Without routine maintenance, there’s no saying how long their boilers will last.
They don’t want to have to foot the bill for unnecessary repairs.
And, that’s why like many other manufacturers, they have a clause in their terms and conditions.
They won’t honour a warranty unless the boiler is annually serviced by a Gas Safe engineer.
One-Off Service, Or Annual Boiler Cover?
If you’d prefer boiler cover that includes a service, there are some options out there. All we advise is that you read the small print. Many companies have excesses that make the cover almost obsolete.
A one-off or annual service, especially for older boilers, is usually the most financially viable option.
My Ideal Boiler Is Old, Should I Service Or Repair It?
We’d always recommend having an annual service. We’ve seen rusty old boilers plod on for another 10 years. This assumes a complete service, and a magnetic system filter is installed, to keep the heating sludge at bay.
Repairs are slightly different. Depending on the boiler (and therefore, the cost of a new one), we tend to take a long hard look at any repairs costing £350 or more, for boilers over 10 years old. That’s a lot of cash to be ploughing into an old boiler, that might not last much longer.
Sometimes, the best option is a replacement. Especially as Ideal Boilers are not particularly expensive, and are available with 2-10 year warranties. You can get prices on screen for a new one in less than 90 seconds here.
Finding A Reputable Ideal Boiler Servicing Engineer
We’ve got links to the best Ideal Service Engineers in the country.
Get in touch with one of our service contacts here.
We’re always happy to offer any central heating advice. Whether you’re trying to understand any additional costs of having your Ideal boiler service, or you want advice on whether a replacement is in order, we can help.
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