Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace Central Heating Pump
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How Much Does It Cost To Replace a Central Heating Pump?
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These prices are based on a plumbers rate of £200 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need.
The minimum price will usually be for a half day. As you will see, this becomes quite relevant with small jobs (for relevant, read expensive).
To change a pump which has valves on each side he may charge half a day's labour. The pump costs about £40……………..£140.00
To change a pump with no isolation valves will mean a drain down also. The pump and valves will cost about £55…………£155.00.
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An Information Sheet on Replacing and Installing a Central Heating Pump
Cost to Fit/Replace a Central Heating Pump
If your conventional (ie you have a hot water cylinder) boiler keeps firing then stopping, and none of the radiators or pipes get hot, one of the reasons for this is that the pump has “gone”.
It’s possible to check if it’s “gone” with a wooden spoon, or a drum stick, or any other shortish, wooden pole-like contraption.
Find the pump, wedge the spoon end against it and put the other end in your ear. It sounds like a Bob Newhart routine but I'm serious. Can you hear a mechanical whirring noise? No sound? Then it’s probably new pump time.
Don’t put your hand over the pump to feel for vibrations. There will be vibrations, you will cause them - the windows will rattle as you scream blue murder. It will be just a tad hot!
Even if you can’t tell if it’s gone, you’ll still have to get the plumber in, your heating’s not working, remember!
If the pump has been fitted properly, it will have isolating valves fitted on either side of it. These allow it to be removed without draining the system down. If you don't have these, make sure you get them fitted this time.
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