Analysis by Truthful Repair, the boiler engineer specialists, has revealed that boiler repairs value owners throughout England an eye-watering £154m annually, with these in London almost certainly to be hit by a boiler breakdown.
Truthful Repair analysed dwellings inventory throughout every area of the nation, what quantity of houses have a boiler, the estimated variety of boiler breakdowns seen in a yr and what this equates to by way of the overall value to owners.
The analysis exhibits that of the 25.2m estimated houses throughout England, 90% are thought to have a boiler – that’s 22.6m properties reliant on their boiler working to warmth their house and water.
It’s estimated that of those 22.6m boilers, 2.3% will breakdown over the course of the yr. This won’t sound like many, nevertheless it equates to 512,629 houses left excessive and dry on an annual foundation.
With the common boiler restore costing £300, that’s an eye-watering £154m spent on boiler upkeep every yr.
Owners in London are almost certainly to be hit by a boiler breakdown. 2.9% of the three.4m houses with a boiler throughout the capital are estimated to require a repair over the course of the yr, totalling virtually 100,000 houses and costing owners simply shy of £29.4m.
77,000 houses within the South East will discover themselves in pressing want of a boiler engineer all year long, costing owners within the area £23m within the course of.
Within the West Midlands, complete annual boiler restore prices sit at £19m resulting from over 63,000 boilers giving up the ghost, with the North West (£17.5m) and East of England (£16.3m) additionally sitting inside the prime 5.
Whereas it’s estimated that the North East sees the bottom degree of boiler breakdowns in a yr, some 27,282 houses will nonetheless require the assistance of an engineer, costing virtually £8.2m within the course of.
Founding father of Truthful Repair, Tyrone Ekrem stated, “Boiler upkeep could also be the very last thing in your thoughts for the time being given the recent climate, however the summer season months are literally the perfect time to test all the pieces is in working order.
Demand for engineers is decrease which implies fewer delays for appointments and it additionally means you may determine any potential points earlier than the winter months roll in and also you’re left with out scorching water and heating.
In doing so, your boiler might be much better ready to make the bounce between the lowered utilization of the summer season months and the heightened pressure it comes beneath when the chilly climate arrives. Not solely will this prevent cash in the long term, however it’ll additionally forestall a substantial quantity of inconvenience.”