Getting your gas boiler serviced
Even the most reliable boiler on the market needs some love.
Welcome to my 5-minute guide to boiler servicingHow Much Does A Boiler Service Cost?
A boiler standard service will cost £65 including vat and that includes cleaning out a magnetic system filter (if fitted). Your service package will include a full inspection as well as flue gas tests. However, if there are problems with your boiler, the cost of parts and labour to fix your boiler won’t be included in the price.How Often Should I Have My Boiler Serviced?
We recommend getting your boiler serviced every 12 months. In fact, most boiler manufacturers won’t honour their warranty unless your boiler has been serviced by a Gas Safe Engineer every 12 months.
So, if you’ve got a reasonably new boiler, you’ll want to ensure not only that you get a regular service and a certificate or a entry in the service book.What Is Included In The Service
- Details of flue gas tests
- Magnetic filter cleaned
- Gas Safe number, engineer’s name, company name and address
- Issues uncovered from the inspection and advice on what to do next
- Details of any issues that are cause for immediate safety concerns
Many boiler repairs come about because an appliance hasn’t been checked properly. Boiler engineers don’t have to check all parts in a boiler. But, by doing so, you may be able to prevent a large repair bill and prolong the life of your boiler.
Checking parts included in the list below.
- Heat exchanger
- Condensate trap
- Expansion vessels
- Gas valve
- Fan pressure
Your boiler is checked for drops in pressure, and boiler leaks. Leaks kill boilers quickly. If you have a leak, you want it found and fixed quickly .
Clean any magnetic filter and add extra central heating inhibitor if required.
Finally, check any scale inhibitor to see if it requires topping up with chemicals or changing
for a new one.