It is recommended that you have your gas boiler serviced annually. This is important because regular servicing can help to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently, which can help to save you money on your energy bills. Additionally, regular servicing can help to identify and fix any potential issues before they become major problems, which can help to prolong the life of your boiler and prevent costly breakdowns.
During a boiler service, our gas engineers will typically check the following:
- The burner and heat exchanger for signs of damage or wear
- The flue and ventilation to ensure they are working properly
- The pressure and operation of the boiler and associated controls
- The safety devices to ensure they are working correctly
- The efficiency of the boiler and make any necessary adjustments
- Check for any gas leaks
- Check the condensate pipe for any blockages
- Check the air pressure in the system
- Check the combustion process and adjust if needed
- Check the gas pressure and adjust if needed
- Check the flue flow
- Check the seals and gaskets
- Check the fan and motor
- Check the ignition system
A typical boiler service typically takes around 1-2 hours. During this time, the technician will perform a thorough inspection of the boiler and its associated systems, check for any issues, and make any necessary adjustments or repairs. If the technician finds any issues that need further attention, the service may take longer.
Only a qualified and certified gas engineer should perform maintenance or repairs on your boiler, attempting to service a gas boiler yourself is not only illegal but also it can be very dangerous and can lead to serious injury or death. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to carry out any work on a gas appliance.
Additionally, if you service your boiler yourself and something goes wrong, it may void your warranty and make it difficult to claim on your insurance. Using the services of a qualified and certified gas engineer can help to ensure that your boiler is serviced safely and correctly, and can help to protect you in the event of any issues or accidents.
How much does a boiler servicing cost?
The cost of an annual boiler service can vary depending on the location, the type of boiler you have. Generally, the cost of a boiler service can range from around £50 to £200, with the average cost being around £75-£100. You can contact us for a quote and ask about our packages for servicing of multiple appliances in your home.
When to get your boiler serviced?
If you do not have any current issues with your boiler then Spring and Summer is the best time to schedule a boiler servicing as it’s not too cold and the demand for heating is low. This makes it easier for the gas engineer to work and also makes it more convenient for you to schedule the service without having to worry about the heating being out of order for an extended period of time.
Additionally, getting a boiler serviced in the summer or early fall can help to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently and safely before the cold weather arrives, which can help to save you money on your energy bills and prevent costly breakdowns.