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Your boiler, often tucked away in a quiet corner of your home, diligently works every day, providing warmth and hot water. To make sure it gives you what you want when you want it, an annual boiler service is a must to keep it in peak condition.

Boiler Servicing is Essential?

Having an annual boiler service is not a legal requirement, but it's highly recommended if your boiler is under guarantee. A break in the servicing of your boiler could invalidate the guarantee. Only regular servicing can maintain the validity of most warranties.

So, why is it crucial?:

Age and Condition
The first thing is the age and the condition of the existing electric shower. Electric showers typically have a lifespan of around 8-10 years, although this duration can vary depending on usage and maintenance. If the shower is nearing the end of its expected lifespan and shows signs of wear and tear, with frequent breakdowns, its time is probably up, and it should be replaced.

Boiler-ServiceSafety First
A well-maintained boiler is a safe boiler. Regular servicing helps identify and rectify potential safety hazards, such as carbon monoxide leaks.
Efficiency Matters
A boiler operating at the top of its efficiency consumes less energy. This helps lower utility bills and reduces environmental impact, which is great for your wallet and the planet.

Extended Lifespan
Timely maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of your gas boiler, limiting premature breakdowns or the need for replacement.

What is Inspected During a Boiler Service?

No doubt you’ve been curious as to what happens during a boiler service. Well, when you schedule an annual boiler service with a Gas Safe engineer, you're in for a thorough inspection (or should be) that ensures your boiler operates efficiently.
Comprehensive Inspection
Skilled boiler engineers will conduct a thorough check of your boiler. This is like an MOT for your boiler, ensuring it's operating smoothly and efficiently.
Checks include:

  • Boiler casing seals
  • A thorough check on the gas flue, internally and externally
  • Analysing the flame colour
  • Boiler control and connected room thermostats
  • All safety devices checked
  • Internal inspection of the boiler to check all main components
  • Gas pressure flow tested
  • Condition of water and gas pipes
  • Signs of corrosion
  • Checks on all electrical connections
  • Cleaning - burner, heat exchanger, and flue.
Problem Identification
The heating engineer’s keen eye will flag up any potential issues that are near to breaking down. Addressing these concerns during the yearly checkup will help avoid future problems and, of course, any unnecessary expenses.
Extended Boiler Life
Regular maintenance will keep your gas boiler in tip-top condition, helping to extend its lifespan. Well-maintained boilers tend to last longer compared to those that are serviced randomly.
Your boiler will undergo a series of tests to ensure no harmful Carbon monoxide emissions. If needed, our boiler engineers London, will also adjust the boiler's settings for optimum performance.
Finally, your Gas Safe engineer will provide expert advice to enhance the efficiency of your heating system that will keep your home warm and your wallet closed!

So, investing in an annual boiler service isn't just about maintaining optimal performance; it's about extending your boiler's life and preventing unwelcome costly surprises.
So, don't wait until the cold weather is upon us; book your boiler service today!

Choosing a Service Provider

When selecting a boiler servicing provider, consider the following:
  • Qualifications: Ensure the engineer is Gas Safe registered and holds the relevant qualifications.
  • Experience: Look for a company with a track record of reliability and experience.
  • Word of mouth: Seek recommendations from friends or family or online reviews from customer feedback platforms like Checkatrade or Trustpilot, etc.
In conclusion, Regular maintenance, carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers, serves a dual purpose. It keeps your boiler running smoothly and plays a crucial role in identifying and addressing minor repairs and issues before they become critical. Therefore, a boiler service is a smart investment with many benefits, including improved safety, enhanced efficiency, and a longer lifespan.

It's a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your boiler is operating safely and efficiently. So, whatever you do, DON’T skip your annual boiler service!

How Long Does it Take to Service a Boiler?

The duration of a boiler service can vary depending on the make and model of your boiler, such as Worcester Bosch, Vaillant, Baxi, or Viessmann. On average, a boiler service typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

For an efficient service, contact a professional boiler engineer London; regardless of the brand or model of your boiler, serviceteam engineers can diagnose any issues within the first 30 minutes of being on-site.

At serviceteam London, our team of Gas Safe Registered Engineers are at your service 24/7, 365 days a year, to keep you covered!