How Often Boiler Service?

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How Often Boiler Service?

Winter can take its toll on a boiler. By preparing in advance and getting your boiler serviced every year, you can make sure it’s working well for the colder months

Aidan Costello -Landlord 

A very helpful service to access grant aided heating improvements. Followed up progress until new heating installed. thanks.

Kiran Patel – Landlord

“Had a boiler installed through Carlo.

Installers were very helpful and cleaned up after themselves. Very pleased.”

Pauline Robinson

The Engineer who fitted my new gas boiler was thorough, professional, and well-explained how the system worked. Overall  I received a first-rate service, which I would highly recommend.

 

Is A Boiler Service  Money Well Spent?

Expect to pay between £60 and £80.

This seemes to be the going rate and is very cheap to keep your boiler working for many years to come.

Most people do skip this and feel it is not worth doing.

We beg to differ and this blog will show you why you need to service every year.

We hope this guide will inform you of the benefits of regular boiler servicing and of course all your other  gas appliances too.

Look after your appliances and they will look after you.

Gas Boiler Servicing  - How Often Should I Service My Boiler?

Unfortunately, this hard working appliance is often neglected when it comes to maintenance and regular servicing.

Indeed, in a lot of cases, it will only receive some TLC when it stops working!

Also, a lot of people are quite resistant to paying the £60 average cost for servicing every year.

They do feel that they are only getting a quick hoover of the boiler for their money.

 

How much does a boiler service cost?

 

The average cost for a one-off boiler service in the UK is £ £60 – 80

However, this charge varies depending :

  • the boiler type
  • model and age of  boiler
  • where you live in the UK
  • The company carrying out the service.

An oil boiler service can cost anything up to £180.

How long does a full boiler service take?

 

Depending on the brand and model, a boiler service should take between 45 to 60 minutes.

However, servicing a boiler will take longer if the engineer comes across a fault.

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You can call out a British Gas engineer to book an annual service or to book an engineer appointment  24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Back Boiler Annual Servicing

The  Baxi Bermuda is an open-flued type of boiler that needs to be serviced annually by a qualified Gas Safe engineer to ensure the safety of the appliance.

Open-flued boilers are at higher risk of producing carbon monoxide which is a harmful gas that has been responsible for deaths in the past

In addition to regular servicing, carbon monoxide alarms should be installed and tested regularly.

All homes with an open-flued system should be kept well ventilated to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Are There Grants For Back Boiler Servicing?

No. Servicing is not included in any government schemes at the moment.

We recommend you use a back boiler expert such as British Gas

5  Top Reasons to  Service Your Boiler Every Year.

1)    Keep your family safe – Carbon Monoxide

 

The engineer will test your boiler for leaking products of combustion i.e poisonous carbon monoxide gas which has killed people in the past.

This gas is invisible and odourless and is a silent killer as people will not be aware that it is present in the house until it is too late.

When an engineer services your boiler, they will check the room for spillage using a special meter.

2   -Avoid Winter Breakdowns!

Boilers  are very prone to breaking down in the winter when you do not need it!

This is usually down to them being forced back into life after an easy summers holiday !

Having to suddenly work overtime does result in faults unfortunately which will affect the normal operation.

A service will avoid this and ensure a Warm home throughout the winter.

3)   Reduce Your Energy Bills.

A build-up of grime and waste products inside the boiler will affect its efficiency, resulting in higher gas usage and of course higher bills for you!

This could cost you up to 10% in extra gas needed to run the boiler over the year.

A boiler service will remove any lingering material , ensuring the boiler can burn as efficiently as possible.

4)   Save money on future repairs

Any boiler fault  spotted  quickly and rectified  will save you money by preventing more costly repairs being needed in the future.

Prevention is always better than cure!

5 )   Comply with the  law

If you are the landlord of a rented property, you are required by law to have an annual gas safety check on all gas appliances present.

A Landlords  Gas Safety Certificate has to be renewed every year to ensure all gas appliances ( boilers, cookers, and gas fires ).in the property are safe to use.

A regular boiler service will ensure your boiler will pass this inspection every year.

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Service Your Boiler Yearly !

To ensure that your boiler is running safely and efficiently, your boiler should be serviced as often as once a year.

£60 is a small price to pay for continued hot water and heating for your home.

Not having your boiler serviced could lead to faults, higher energy bills and your warranty ending early.

Unfortunately there are no home improvement grants for boiler service.

How often should Landlords  service their boilers?

Most landlords are very reluctant to servicing their boilers usually due to the cost .

Fortunately we are finding that Gas engineers will perform a boiler service quite cheaply if this is done at the same time as the Annual landlords  Gas Certificate  that is required by law by all landlords.

If you are a landlord then having the boiler and flue system serviced annually in the properties you rent out is a legal requirement.

This annual service is an opportunity for a qualified heating engineer to look over the unit and make sure it’s running as well as possible.

This will give you the peace of mind that your heating system is running safely and efficiently.

 

 
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Aidan Costello -Landlord 

A very helpful service to access grant aided heating improvements. Followed up progress until new heating installed. thanks.

Kiran Patel – Landlord

“Had a boiler installed through Carlo.

Installers were very helpful and cleaned up after themselves. Very pleased.”

Pauline Robinson

The Engineer who fitted my new gas boiler was thorough, professional, and well-explained how the system worked. Overall  I received a first-rate service, which I would highly recommend.

 

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