Boiler Servicing and Maintenance

When was the last time you booked your boiler in for some general maintenance and a service? If it wasn’t within the last year then you are running the unnecessary risk of having your boiler fail on you at the most inopportune time.

The fact is, the average boiler should last you a good 10 to 15-years. However, without an annual boiler service in place, that life expectancy will be much shorter.

But, why is having a regular boiler service so important? Isn’t it a waste of money when your boiler is working safely and as intended?

Read on and we will tell you everything you need to know.

Annual Boiler Service

Getting booked in for a boiler service annually is critical because it allows you to root out any potential dangers before they progress.

As an example, let’s say that your gas boiler is only 5-years old. Just because your boiler doesn’t make any strange noises and appears to be working optimally, it doesn’t mean that there could be no wear and tear issues inside, slowly getting worse.

If left unchecked, those wear and tear issues can deteriorate. When that happens, the boiler repairs are going to be far more expensive than your yearly boiler service cost.

By booking yourself in for a boiler service, our heating engineers will be able to ensure that you can keep your boiler working as intended for longer.

Think of it as preventative upkeep. When you have your boiler serviced, it ensures that there are no minor issues that could easily turn into big problems and end up costing you a fortune.

Not only that, but a routine boiler service is necessary to keep boiler warranties intact and to ensure that your boiler insurance isn’t void.

Oil Boiler Service

Gas Boiler Servicing

The team at 0800 HomeFix work with a wide variety of different boiler types, makes, and models. In particular, we can services your gas boiler and other gas appliances.

Gas Boiler Service by Gas Safe Registered Engineers

When we book you in for a gas boiler service, you can rest assured that you are in the safest hands. We have gas safe engineers who are certified in Gas Safety Standards and are qualified to ensure that your gas boilers and appliances are working optimally and perfectly safe for use.

Electric Boiler Servicing

If your electric heating is playing up, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our qualified electrics specialists can carry out a routine boiler service on your behalf.

For peace of mind you should always keep your heating system well maintained – particularly now that energy bills are going through the roof. Our heating engineer can service your boiler to ensure that it works as efficiently as possible, thus heating your home and water sufficiently without using up more energy than is necessary.

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Combi Boiler Servicing

Regular servicing is equally as important on combi boilers, particularly when heating water from the mains. In order to prevent your boiler from breaking, an annual service can ensure that all of the individual components are working as intended.

Failing to do so could result in your boiler breaking and needing to find a new boiler replacement entirely.

Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve and have a qualified engineer carry out a service report on your combi today.

Your Questions About Boiler Services Answered

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions around our boiler service and maintenance services. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for below, please feel free to contact us today and we will happily assist you.

How do I book myself in for a boiler service?

Booking yourself in for a routine boiler service is simple. All you need to do is either fill in the contact form or simply call us directly. Whichever method you prefer.

Can you service my gas boiler?

We do offer a gas boiler service. Again, all of our boiler engineers are gas safe certified for your convenience.

How often should I have my boiler serviced?

We recommend that you book yourself in for a boiler service once a year. Servicing your boiler annually is the easiest way to ensure energy efficiency and keeping your hot water flowing optimally.

A one off service for your boiler isn’t recommended because there might be underlying issues that will deteriorate down the line. The regularity allows our heating engineers to spot any potential problems and alleviate them before it gets too expensive (the average price for a boiler service is much lower than the cost of emergency boiler repair during the winter).

What age of boiler can you service?

We can service a boiler of any age, however, as they get older, the extent of the repairs necessary will start to impact your boiler service cost.

The average age for a boiler is 10 to 15-years. They can last longer if you do have them serviced every year. In any case, if yours is becoming a little too expensive to run, we might advise having your old system replaced with a brand new boiler instead.

If you are unsure how much time you have left with your boiler, contact us today and one of our specialists can advise you accordingly.

How long does a boiler service take?

The amount of time required to service your boiler depends on the type. In any case, it shouldn’t take much longer than an hour to complete.

For combi boilers, as most of the main components are under the boiler casing, servicing can be a little faster, sometimes being turned around in 30-minutes.

In any case, our engineers tend to work quickly and will be out of your hair as soon as possible.

How much does a boiler service cost?

We prefer not to share an average boiler service cost as the prices vary depending on the boiler type, model, age, and the extent of the damage (e.g., an oil boiler service cost might be greater to a combi).

However, you can expect to pay a fair and affordable price – particularly if your boiler is in excellent shape and not much in the way of replacement boiler parts are required.

When should I replace my boiler?

If your boiler is on its last legs and appears to be costing you more money than it is worth, then it might be time for a replacement. After the 10-year mark your boiler will start to go downhill.

When working with natural gas, your gas pressure is an excellent indication as to when you might need an upgrade. The last thing you want is carbon monoxide poisoning because you left it too long before upgrading.

Before making any decisions we advise booking yourself in for a one off boiler service. That way, one of our engineers can assess the condition of the boiler and advise you accordingly – it could be that some quick repairs and a regular service will be enough to keep it going for another 5-years or so!

Contact Us Today for a Routine Boiler Service

If you like what you read and think it’s about time you had a boiler service, please do not hesitate to contact us today. One of our friendly representatives can talk you through our boiler cover packages and get you booked in at your convenience.

Ongoing Maintanance