Worried that a boiler repair is in your near future? It always helps to know how much this will cost you so that you can budget, right?
So, let’s start with the basics: A residential boiler repair in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area can cost anywhere from $199 to over $1,000.
So what are all the factors that will affect the final price? Well, the 4 biggest factors include:
Let’s take a closer look at how these factors will raise or lower the cost of your boiler repair.
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The reason it’s so hard to pin down a specific repair price is because there are so many different kinds of boiler repairs. What part of the boiler is causing issues? Does it need to be replaced or simply repaired? How long will the job take?
The answers to all of these questions affect your final boiler repair bill.
To give you a general idea of what your repair might cost, we’ve provided a list of common boiler repairs (and their prices) below:
*Disclaimer: These price ranges are average costs on most repairs and installations. Exact pricing will depend on the age of the equipment and the maintenance performed over the years. These ranges are in line with most licensed, insured and reputable Minneapolis/St. Paul homeowners.
If your boiler is still under warranty, this will cut the repair price down significantly.
Not sure if your boiler is still covered? Well, to start, there are actually 3 types of boiler warranties to check for:
Typically, all boilers will come with at least a labor and manufacturer’s warranty. However, don’t expect to have an “extended” warranty unless you paid extra for this when the unit was initially installed.
The labor warranty:
The manufacturer’s warranty:
The extended warranty:
How to determine whether your boiler is still under any kind of warranty:
Typically, the more maintenance your boiler has received over the years, the lower the cost of your repair.
Think of your boiler like your front lawn: if you neglect it for years, you’re now left with a huge mess of overgrown grass, weeds and trash that will take a significant amount of time and money to restore. But if you maintain it regularly, you’ll have a low-maintenance and healthy front lawn for years to come.
You see, regular boiler maintenance helps to pinpoint and fix small problems that occur due to wear and tear. This prevents small issues from becoming big, expensive repairs. Our professional suggestion is to schedule boiler maintenance once a year—preferably right before the heating system—to keep your boiler healthy and expensive repairs at bay.
The general rule of thumb is that higher quality contractors charge more. However, they typically provide higher quality service that can save you money in the long run.
Think about it: would you pick the lowest priced surgeon to operate on you? We hope not. You’d probably pay more attention to their experience, skill and reputation. And because your boiler is one of the most expensive appliances you own, you should choose a boiler repair tech with the same care.
The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. And in terms of boiler repairs, you’re either paying for a job well done (the first time) or a sloppy repair that can lead to higher energy bills and even more repairs in the future.
Need help choosing a contractor? Check out our blog, “What Makes a Heating and Air Conditioner Contractor Qualified?”.
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