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Gas Boiler (Repair & Servicing) in Reading

Seeking a combi boiler repair or service within Reading? Our engineers in Reading are going to provide you with the best prices for getting a boiler repair or service completed.

Central heating boilers are one of the most crucial parts of any home, giving heat and hot water all through the year. Therefore any issues need to be dealt with ahead of turning into a significant issue.

In the midst of winter it may cost a minimum of £200 simply in call-out expenses for an engineer. This is before the cost of replacement components.

To protect yourself from paying out lots of money, be sure to get your central heating boiler serviced on an annual basis so any faults can be found as soon as possible. On top of this, having a service will make sure your boiler is working effectively, reducing your bills.

The service will even highlight any threat too, such as a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for hundreds of deaths and hospitalisations each year, so be certain this doesn't happen to you.

We're able to provide you as many as four engineers, who'll give prices for the work. You'll receive a house visit from experts in Reading who will offer the central heating boiler repair or service for a great price.

Average Boiler repair and service cost in Reading

The regular cost of a boiler service is around £72, but you could pay anything between £58 and £100. The regular cost of a repair is £182 a time, but it depends on the repair. The regular cost of a replacement gas valve or expansion vessel, for example, is £300 each, plus labour of about £50 per hour. National companies may charge more than small local companies since they have more overheads. You’ll also find seasonal differences, as companies charge less in the summer when they are less busy than in the winter when they have lots of work.

Average price per Boiler repair and service job in 2021

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£106

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£143

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Prices based on actual Boiler repair and service costs for Reading, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Boiler repair and service installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £105
Material cost £38
Waste removal £8
Time frame: 30 minutes - 2 days

Boiler repair searches in July 2021

Boiler repair Projects in Reading in June 2021

6,263

Requests for quotations in Reading in June 2021

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Requests for Boiler repair and service quotations in Reading in June 2021. 0% change from May 2021.

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Requests for Boiler repair and service quotations in Berkshire in June 2021. -14% change from May 2021.

We noted 6,263 requests for house quotations within Reading. Of these quotation requests the number of boiler repair and service quotes within Reading was 30. Quotatis would have been in a position to match these customers with as many as four suitable contractors who were available for work in Reading at that time. Ask for a free property survey from reliable companies in Reading.

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines

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Reading

The Berkshire town of Reading has a populace in excess of 145,000 and it's the biggest part of the Reading/Wokingham urban area. The town is known as a very important industrial centre and hosts several British companies, in addition to being a leading retail region. With the town's modern buzz it's vital to keep your home up-to-date to maintain property value, so take advantage of trustworthy contractors in Reading for your next project.

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Glow Green Limited

267 review(s)
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Professor C., YO15
4

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I've got nowhere with Octopus yet. Not answered my email.

Clever Heating and Cooling Solutions Ltd

6 review(s)
Based: in Aylesbury, HP18 0NW

Though we are a newly formed company, as individuals we have a wealth of experience and wisdom that goes beyond fixing minor leaks in a plumbing system. We at Clever Heating and cooling solutions have technicians who are approved installers of Aqu...

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Michael L., OX3
5

Air Conditioning in Oxford

Fantastic from beginning to end and very competent. 5star service from beginning to end .

Boilers2Ac Ltd

1 review(s)
Based: in Farnham, GU9 8SZ

From boilers to air conditioning, we'll take the worry away! Hi I'm Darren from DCM Climate Control. I am a hard working, honest engineer, I always ensure all my work is of a high standard, I really do take pride in all the work I undertake. I h...

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Mick C., GU15
5

Heating | Gas | Repair / Service in Camberley

Excellent. Clean, tidy and hard working. A job well done. I'm very pleased with the work.

I GAS ENGINEERS LIMITED

5 review(s)
Based: in Fareham, PO15 5QQ

I Gas Engineers Ltd. Plumbing & Heating Is a locally run family business that operates across the south coast of England. Based in Fareham, Hampshire Providing Plumbing, Heating & Gas Services. Specializing in Boiler Repair, Boiler Installation, Cent...

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PETER W., PO9
4

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Rowland's Castle

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PREMIER HEATING SOLUTIONS

20 review(s)
Based: in Reading, RG8 7JW

At Premier Heating Solutions we are known for our precision and care. We understand that having work carried out in your home can be stressful and we will always do our utmost to minimize disruption in any way we can. Nothing is more important to ...

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David H., RG4
4

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Reading

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JOAO GASPAR

1 review(s)
Based: in London, NW6 7QN

WORKS WE PROVIDE : Boilers installations Boiler servicing Boiler repair Heating maintenance Gas safety certificates Plumbing maintenance

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Randa D., W7
5

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in London

Competitive, conscientious and friendly. Trustworthy and honest. Punctual and reliable. Highly recommended.

SAFELY GROUP

1 review(s)
Based: in Bracknell, RG12 9LY

We focus on quality servicing, repair and installation of Gas central heating and appliances to help reduce your energy costs, we are a friendly registered Gas Safe Company. We provide quality services for customers, landlord and management compa...

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Keith H., GU15
4

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Camberley

Provided a telephone interview and email quote.

HEAT2O SERVICES T/A Chappell Property Services

1 review(s)
Based: in Wokingham, RG40 3NY

Our mission is to deliver outstanding customer service and unparalleled workmanship at an affordable, highly competitive price. Our services cover domestic, plumbing, heating and electrical. Our customers are spread across the Berkshire, Hampshir...

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Jee D., TW14
5

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Feltham

Very professional staff Home survey was conducted in detail

DAVID GARDNER PLUMBING, HEATING, GAS SERVICES

1 review(s)
Based: in Lee-on-the-solent, PO13 9RU

We are a family run business based in Gosport. We endeavor to ensure the highest standards for customer satisfaction. David Gardner PHG are Gas Safe registered engineers specialising in the installation, repair and maintenance of gas appliances. We...

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Lorraine C., PO14
5

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Fareham

I did not meet this company as I had already chosen a company to install the boiler The contact I had with them was v...

HAMPSHIRE PLUMBING AND GAS

3 review(s)
Based: in Southhampton, SO18 1GH

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David W., SO15
4

Heating | Gas | Boiler Replacement in Southampton

enthusiastic and determined although there was a lack of knowledge on the set up of the remote which extended the insta...

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how to fix a boiler

How To Fix A Boiler

A boiler is subjected to regular usage, working for a several hours a day and providing hot water for shower on a daily basis and even more so during winter. With it’s power and efficiency, we tend to postpone or even totally overlook its maintenance. However, no matter how good your boiler is, it consists of many moving components and it’ll certainly develop some faults some day. When the inevitable occurs, you might want to save some money and get it fixed all by yourself.

When it comes to fixing boilers, seeking help from a licensed heating engineer is usually the best solution, however at times you might be just lucky to be faced with minor issues which you should be able to handle yourself. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common causes of a broken boiler and how you can get your heating system up and running again. Let’s have a look!

✓ Low system pressure. In the event whereby your boiler display a low system pressure, it could mean that the system is about to breakdown. You’ll have to carry out regular inspections on the pressure gauge to see if there’s any noticeable changes and call in a heating engineer immediately to prevent a system breakdown from happening.

✓ Poor heat production. Although this is unlikely to lead to any great issues, but it’ll reduce the effective functioning of your heating system. To prevent a debris build, it’s important to have your boiler cleaned regularly.

✓ Strange noises. Boilers often make noises, so there’s nothing to worry about unless it’s a banging or whistling noise that’s very odd , then there may be a serious issue. You’ll have to check the air intake, pressure, exhaust and piping to ensure they’re working just fine, if not there may be a need for replacement.

How to repair a boiler leak

If your boiler is leaking, there are some checks that you can do yourself. However, you should never attempt to repair your boiler yourself – only a Gas Safe-registered engineer should conduct repairs.

There are 3 main reasons why your boiler might be leaking: there’s a pressure valve fault, a temperature valve leak or corrosion in the system. An engineer will be able to spot the problem quickly, but in the meantime there are a few things you can do:

Check the pipe fittings

If your boiler is leaking water around the pipe fittings, it could be an installation fault and you should get in touch with the engineer that fitted it. You can check the pipe fittings by drying the area then waiting to see if the water appears again. If it does, you may be able to do a ¼ turn of the pipe to stop it. However, you should still call the engineer that installed it to ask them to check the PTFE tape on the inside.

Inspect the seals

Over time, the rubber seals on a boiler can start to perish, so if you have an old boiler this could be the source of your leak. If you have a new boiler, it could be caused by your boiler running over pressure.

Heat exchanger corrosion

Unfortunately, if a boiler engineer discovers that the boiler is leaking water from the heat exchanger, this is the end of the road for your system. The heat exchanger is the most expensive part of your boiler, so it makes more financial sense to replace your boiler with a newer, more efficient model rather than try to replace it.

can i repair my own gas boiler

Can I Repair My Own Gas Boiler?

If you’re more of an handy person, then you’d probably want to fix everything you can around the house while saving yourself some money that would have been spent on hiring a professional instead. This is a very cost effective but at the same time you must know that some tasks are usually more difficult than others, and a good example of those complex tasks is boiler repair. Not only can this be very tough, but they can also potentially be one of the most dangerous home appliances you can acquire. So with that in mind, what can be done to ensure your gas boiler is taken care of and in the event whereby it starts to malfunction, what can be done to remedy the situation?

With regular maintenance and repair of your gas boiler, you’d have absolutely nothing to worry about. However one of the fear several DIYers have is the fact that they might just end up incurring more expenses on services they didn’t really need in the first place. But when it comes to gas boilers, it’s necessary to be certified to work with them as it’s very dangerous to tackle it all by yourself. Despite this, there are still some minor issues that you wouldn’t need to hire a technician to resolve. In some cases, all that would be needed is simply to reset the boiler. To identify where the reset button is, simply go through your boiler’s manual for more information. Most times, all you’ll have to do is press down the reset button for a couple of seconds. If the boiler isn’t fully restored to its normal proper functioning state after two resets, then you may need to call in a professional for help.

how to fix a broken boiler

How To Fix A Broken Boiler

To fix any problem when it comes to home appliances, the first step is always to identify the problem while also carrying out thorough checks - a broken boiler is not an exception. Putting enough time and effort in diagnosing a problem can go a lot way to save you both time and money. So here are some of the steps you can take to fix your broken boiler before you put a call out to a licensed engineer.

✓ Check to confirm if your pilot light is on. Whenever you’re facing some issues with your boiler, this should always be the first thing you do. The pilot light being on speak volumes, if the light is off then there’s absolutely no way the flame can start the appliance’s gas supply. You should try to put it back on, if off. To do this, you simply have to follow the detailed instructions on your boiler’s manual strictly. If after following these actions to the letter and the issue remains the same, then you’d probably need the services of an a qualified engineer. Never try to fix the issue on your own.

✓ Check the pressure. The solution to the headaches might sometimes be as simple as examining your appliance’s pressure gauge. Here, the good numbers are around 1.0 or1.5, if it happens to fall below this, then you should open the boiler’s instruction manual. You can also inspect your radiator valves for any leaks. You’d have to call in a specialist to solve the issue.

✓ Check the thermostat. Here, it’s important to note that a faulty thermostat doesn’t necessarily imply a broken boiler. It may just signify that you need to replace your thermostat. Simply check to ensure that your thermostat is turned on and temperature is at the appropriate degree.

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