When looking to get your boiler serviced, there are a number of things you should do to ensure you get the best boiler service quote.
The best way to find the cheapest service quote is to shop around and compare prices.
You should start by compiling a list of qualified boiler engineers or plumbers in your area. This can be done online using one of the various search engines, or by looking through an online business directory like Yell.com.
You can also use the internet to check whether they are qualified and appropriately certified by visiting gassaferegister.co.uk.
Get in touch with a few of the plumbers on your list and ask for quote. Once you have compared the benefits and prices of each quote, you will be able to decide which one is best, and hopefully cheapest for you.
Remember, you do not have to take up any quote you receive so don’t feel pressured into going with the first price you hear.
Also, don’t feel obliged to buy cover from your supplier.
When talking to an engineer or plumber, make sure you ask as many questions as you need to give you a clear idea of what’s included in the service, how long the job is expected to take how much it costs.
There are also other cost-related questions you should ask, such as:
- Whether VAT is included in the price you have been quoted or not.
- Whether there will be an additional call out fee
Providing as much info as possible
When getting a quote, your plumber will want to get as much information about your boiler as possible so it is important you have all the relevant information at hand. They will most likely ask:
- What the make of your boiler is?
- How old it is?
- The date it was last serviced?
It is also a good idea to have the boiler’s manual at hand, just in case you’re asked something slightly more complicated.