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Heating Engineer costs

Which? carried out a survey in 2012 and below is a summary. Remember these are 2012 prices so you do need to allow for price changes over time.

NB: All prices include labour and materials but exclude VAT.

Servicing and maintenance

Job Details Typical price Price range Typical time to comlete job
Power flush standard gas central heating system Based on a three-bed semi-detached house with 10 radiators. Includes labour and all chemicals and equipment needed. £375 £330-£450 1 day
Carry out an annual service on a standard combi gas boiler n/a £60 £53-£72 1–1.5 hours
Carry out an annual service on a living room gas fire n/a £60 £50-£68 1–1.5 hours

 

Good tip

Some less respected traders will have you believe that a power flush cures everything. Power flushing is good for removing sludge, but if it’s simply a localised blockage, it can usually be removed quickly on its own. Time taken depends on how dirty the system is. But a good power flush should take approximately one day. If a trader says they can do it in an hour or two, be wary.

Installing and connecting appliances

Job Details Typical price quoted Price range Typical time to complete job
Install and connect a standard gas oven into a kitchen Customer supplying new gas oven. Assuming all necessary pipework is in the right place. £80 £65-£95 1–2 hours

Repairs, replacements and upgrades

Job Details Typical price quoted Price range Typical time to complete job
Survey conducted in July 2012
Fit new TRVs – small two-bed house Supply and fit new thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) in a small two-bed terraced house with eight radiators. £275 £220-£330 4-6 hours
Fit new TRVs – medium three-bed house Supply and fit new thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) in a medium three-bed semi-detached house with 10 radiators. £333 £269-£400 5-8 hours
Fit new TRVs – large four-bed house Supply and fit new thermostatic radiator valves in a large four-bed detached house with 14 radiators. £420 £350-£520 6–10 hours
Install a replacement fan for standard combi gas boiler Supply and fit a replacement fan for a standard combi gas boiler. £240 £200-£270 1–2 hours
Install magnetic filters on a standard combi gas boiler n/a £198 £158-£240 2–3 hours
Supply and fit new room thermostat Supply and fit a new wireless room thermostat. £160 £125-£190 1–2 hours
Supply and fit one radiator Remove existing radiator. Supply and fit a new radiator – 600mm x 1000mm double panel. Assuming all pipework is the correct size and in the right place. £180 £150-£228 1.5–3 hours
Supply and fit new boiler Supply and fit a new boiler (Which? Best Buy Vaillant ecoTEC plus 831 or similar) with new timer and regulator. Assuming that the gas pipe is of adequate size and boiler flue in same place. £1,800 £1,600-£2,008 1-2 days
Supply and fit a new central heating pump Trader to recommend a standard pump of a reliable brand. Assuming that replacement is like for like and no modifications are needed. £150 £130-£165 1-2 hours

 

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