Wondering exactly how much a Worcester boiler service costs?
Whether you have an old Worcester boiler, or a newer Worcester Bosch branded model, you’ll know how important it is to arrange an annual service.
Doing so ensures your boiler is not only safe to use, but also running optimally – perhaps even saving you money on your bills! And if your boiler is still under warranty, it also keeps that warranty valid for another year.
Having serviced and fitted many Worcester boilers over the years, you get to know many models and the quirks that come with them.
So, below, I’m going to tell you a bit more about the brand, as well as how much an annual Worcester boiler service costs to ensure you and your family are safe.
Worcester boilers: a brief background
Premium brand boiler manufacturer Worcester actually became ‘Worcester Bosch’ in 1992. However, it was around 1995 by the time its boilers were branded under the Worcester Bosch name.
So, if you’ve recently moved house to find an old Worcester boiler, it’s probably at least 20 years old by now. And as an accredited Worcester installer, I could probably take one look at it and give you an indication of its life expectancy – along with any work that might be required.
TIP: Read my blog ‘5 Common Faults and Fixes For Your Faulty Worcester Boiler’ to get an idea of the biggest issues these boilers usually run into.
How much does a Worcester boiler service cost?
Assuming your Worcester or Worcester Bosch boiler is working normally, without any known faults, a standard service should set you back around £100 including VAT. However, some companies may charge a little less, and some (for instance, national companies) a little more.
TIP: If you know something is wrong with your boiler, please inform the engineer in advance when booking your service. Leaving it until they arrive could be frustrating for both parties, and may cost more.
I’d also always recommend using a Worcester Bosch accredited installer when arranging a service for your boiler, as they have the most knowledge and have gone through extensive training on the brand.
Ironically, I had a customer call me up today, who had someone round to service his Worcester Highflow – which had some hot water issues. The engineer who serviced the boiler diagnosed the problem, but then told the customer he wasn’t experienced enough.
The engineer in question had told him he’d be better calling Worcester, who then passed the repair onto us. In my opinion, he would have saved some time and money getting a Worcester accredited installer the first time.
What’s the best way to pay?
Some customers like to pay for their Worcester boiler service up front, however I’m finding one of the most popular options with my customers is our service plan – something offered by many Edinburgh companies.
Service plans are usually charged monthly – our standard one starts at £7.99 per month – and allows you to spread out the cost of your boiler service over a year. Many people prefer this, as it’s a less noticeable and easily manageable way to pay.
TIP: We also have other service plans to cover parts, labour and cover to the radiators, along with valves and pipework! Check out our servicing page for more information.
It also means that the responsibility for arranging the boiler service falls on the company, rather than the customer. So, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to call and arrange it on time!
From an engineer’s perspective
It’s so important to get all your gas appliances checked over annually, however, this is even more important with older appliances such as boilers.
If you’re unsure about how old your boiler is, look up and make and model on the internet. You can also check your paperwork (if you have any) to try and determine how old it is. Servicing is usually no problem, but even good brands like Worcester have a life span of 16 – 20 years.
As for repairs, if they are needed, I would advise customers to spend a maximum of£400 repairing a 10-year-old wall-hung combi, or £650 on a 10-year-old Worcester Highflow model, as both have plenty of life left in them.
However, if your boiler is getting to 16 years old, and the repairs are going to cost a lot more, I’d advise considering replacing your old Worcester boiler for a newer, A-rated model. You’d almost definitely save money on your energy bills!
Remember, engineers have to put safety above all other considerations (such as the customer having heating and hot water). They are governed by the Gas Safe Register.
Therefore, if an engineer points out defects of rectification work to be carried out, or changes need to be made to fit newer regulations, it’s for good reason.
I hope you’ve found this blog useful when determining how much a Worcester boiler service costs. I’m sure you agree with me that safety should always come first.
Got any questions about arranging a service for your old Worcester or Worcester Bosch boiler? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be happy to help!