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How often do I need to service my boiler?

There’s a lot of information surrounding why you should service a boiler, but we’re here to let you know what’s involved in servicing a boiler, how often you should have it done & who you should contact to book one.

When should I service my boiler?

To keep your boiler healthy, efficient & reliable you should service your boiler once a year. Think of servicing your boiler the same way you would service a car - it will help improve performance and highlight any potential issues before they become bigger & more costly.

If you have a boiler warranty and want to keep it valid, it’s highly likely that the manufacturer will require you to service the boiler annually – if you don’t your warranty will become void.

No matter what brand or make of boiler you have, they can & should be serviced to make sure your boiler’s performance is running at peak efficiency, which can help reduce your energy bills.

What does a boiler service include?

Here at Boiler Plan our annual service includes:

  • Checking for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks
  • Checking controls are working
  • Gas rate and pressure tests
  • Inspection of internal components
  • Combustion test using a flue analyser
  • Checking safety devices
  • Inspection of water and gas pipework
  • Inspection of electrical connections and seals
  • Identifying any corrosion or leaks
  • Cleaning boiler parts

When your service is complete our engineers will let you know everything they’ve done and give general feedback - if they’ve found any potential issues they’ll highlight what you can do next or what they can do to help before the issue worsens.

Who should I contact to check my boiler?

You need to get in touch with a gas safe registered engineer to service your boiler – this is a requirement by law for anyone who works with gas. If you don’t get someone who is gas safe registered you'll run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, not only that but your warranty will likely become void with no official evidence to show you’ve kept up with your annual servicing.

Here at Boiler Plan, we make booking a service as simple as possible - either give us a call on 0800 61 22 302 or go to our boiler service page and fill out the online form, we'll then book you in for a one-off boiler service.

We also offer a Boiler Service Plan to make it even more affordable, just let us know if you're interested and our team will set you up.