What you need to know about boiler servicing

October 26, 2020 1:47 pm


A boiler is an essential part of your home and to avoid cold water and a lack of heating, it is wise to have it serviced regularly during its lifespan. But how often does ‘regularly’ mean?

Do you need to service your boiler monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually? Is it ever ok to just leave it until a problem crops up?

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Most of us know very little about the boilers in our homes. We can’t all be professional boiler servicers! Here are some tips for sorting out your servicing queries:

  • A boiler should ideally be serviced once a year. This is often enough to keep it in top condition and improve its lifespan. You may also find with new boilers that a yearly service is a condition of the warranty. You should check your home insurance terms too, as not servicing a boiler can invalidate some policies.
  • Getting a service when you move into a new home is another good idea, especially if you don’t know when the previous owner had it done. For a Boiler Service Cheltenham, visit Blu Fish

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  • It is sensible to schedule your service during the summer. Not only will this ensure your boiler is in peak condition for the start of winter, but you should be able to book an appointment much quicker, as engineers tend to be quieter during the summer months.
  • Booking a service is also recommended if you suspect your boiler isn’t working properly. An inefficient boiler will be costing you extra in wasted energy and a service can pick up any niggles before something big goes wrong.