A boiler repair costs $150 to $700 on average with a minimum $75 to $200 call-out fee that typically applies toward the total bill. Extended work costs $75 to $150 hourly for labor alone. The most expensive boiler repairs are coil or circulating pump replacements that cost from $300 to $1,100.
You typically need a boiler repair when you notice these signs:
You should repair your boiler when fixing it costs less than $600 to $1,000 or if the manufacturer's warranty is still valid to help cover repair fees. However, you should typically replace your boiler if it's more than 15 years old or costs more than $2,000 to repair.
A boiler replacements costs $2,200 to $7,000 for standard units or $4,000 to $10,000 for high-efficiency models. This price includes disposal of the old boiler as well as new wiring and plumbing connections. A new hot water tank is sometimes also necessary in some home systems.
You need to service your boiler every 1 to 2 years in most states, especially since many boilers run on natural gas that can leak from pipes that aren't well-maintained. State laws typically require regular boiler inspections to prevent fire hazards and gas poisoning. Check with your local building department for more information.
A boiler inspection costs $70 to $125 and typically doesn't include replacing any parts or repairs unless the service is part of an annual maintenance plan. You should receive a detailed diagnostic report when the inspection is over to keep for your maintenance records. These files are important for any insurance or warranty claims you may need to make in the future.
A complete boiler inspection should check all the following:
Yearly boiler service with a tune-up cost $200 to $500 for cleaning, general repairs, and a complete inspection. If you need custom part orders for specific brands, then replacement parts sometimes cost extra, depending on the service contract.
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