When Should I Service my Boiler?

Why should I service my boiler?

  • Cheaper bills. A full boiler service will ensure that your central heating is working at peak efficiency, doing everything possible to convert energy to heat. This means a warmer home per unit of energy you’re paying for, and more bang for your buck!
  • A safer home. The longer you leave your boiler unserviced, the more likely it is that faults can occur. An estimated 4,000 people a year end up in hospital due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Keeping your boiler checked and in peak health can ensure that you and your family don’t become part of that statistic.
  • Prevent expensive repairs. As the old saying goes, a stitch in time saves nine. Regular boiler servicing can catch minor issues before they become big, expensive problems to fix further down the line.
  • Insurance claims. The vast majority of insurance policies in the UK will require regular boiler services in order to validate any claims. Getting your boiler looked at will keep your boiler safe to use, and your insurance therefore valid.

How often should I service my boiler?

An annual service is recommended to keep the central heating system ticking over and in peak condition. If it’s been longer than this since your last service, then we definitely recommend that you get one done ASAP.

When is the best time to service my boiler?

Summer/early autumn. You want to get your boiler ready for the hardships of winter, but do so before the cold weather hits and all your local boiler engineers get completely mobbed with service requests. A serviced boiler is a more efficient boiler, meaning that it’s much better to get the job done before your energy requirements start increasing for winter.

How much will it cost?

A boiler service typically costs between £50- £80 for a standard efficiency boiler and £80 – £160 for a high-efficiency condensing boiler. Ensure that all work is carried out by a fully qualified Gas Safe boiler engineer.

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