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How Often Should You Have a Boiler Service?


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During the winter months it’s likely that your boiler has been put under constant strain, as a result of trying to keep your house warm throughout the day. Now that we’ve reached the midst of the summer and your boiler's use will be reduced, it’s recommended to have a thorough boiler servicing London provided by an experienced team of technicians.

Why Have a Boiler Servicing?

Over time, wear and tear can occur throughout all areas of the home, from televisions and flooring, through to cookers and showers. Boilers are no different. Although it may appear at first glance that your boiler is in perfect working condition, until it has been serviced by a Gas Safe engineer this cannot be guaranteed.

Having your boiler serviced will not only highlight any issues with your boiler, but it can also save you money on heating bills.

When Should Servicing Be Carried Out?

When it comes to servicing your boiler there are no guidelines to outline how often it should be carried out; instead it comes down to the individual needs and requirements of the property owner. However, many manufacturers recommend having your boiler serviced by Gas Safe registered technicians on an annual basis as a minimum, and ideally this should be carried out following spells of heavy use, such as after winter.

What’s Included in Boiler Servicing?

There are generally two forms of boiler servicing available, the first is commonly known as an annual service check. Despite being called an annual service check, it only tends to involve the technician checking the gas flue to ensure that the CO2 emissions are safe.

The second form is a full service, so it's important to make sure that the engineers which you’re contacting offer this.

During this form of service the boiler will be safely taken apart. Every element of the boiler, from the gas flues and pipe-work through to the ignition and ventilation are checked. By carrying out this thorough check, you can have peace of mind that every part of the boiler is in its optimum condition and that the CO2 emissions are safe.

Failure to have your boiler regularly serviced can not only see your heating bills increase, but it can also lead to negative health and safety implications. So if your boiler hasn’t been serviced in the last year, it’s recommended that you contact your nearest Gas Safe approved boiler servicing London company.


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