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Boiler service is an essential service that many homeowners neglect. Having your boiler serviced regularly is important to ensure that it’s operating safely and efficiently, as well as to prolong its lifespan and prevent costly repairs. Therefore, it’s important to organize an annual boiler service. 

What happens during a boiler service?

You’re probably wondering “what should I expect from a boiler service?” Well, here are 5 things that happen during a boiler service:

1. Protecting Your Home

A qualified and insured engineer will come to your home and lay down floor coverings and other protective measures to ensure your home remains clean throughout the boiler service.

2. Visual Inspection 

The engineer will perform a visual inspection on your boiler. This includes checking that the boiler, pipework, and flue are all positioned correctly, as well as look for any leaks or corrosion. 

3. Boiler Inspection

The engineer will check to see if your boiler is working safely by taking off the boiler casing to see how it’s working internally. The engineer will be looking for electrical connections, that seals are intact, correct gas pressure and flow, correct flue and combustion operation, and fans and other components are working correctly. 

4. Safety Checks 

The engineer will carry out safety checks in order to ensure that your boiler still meets correct standards and safe to use in your home. 

5. Recommendations

The engineer will report what they have found. If it’s working as intended or it needs to be repaired. 


Why boiler service is important?

Here are 3 reasons why you should get your boiler serviced: 

1. Prevent Breakdowns

You might be tempted to put off getting your boiler serviced. However, a boiler service will help to keep heating bills low and spot a potential fault. 

2. Keep Heating Bills Low

Your boiler can become less efficient as it gets older. This means it needs to use more fuel to heat your home which will cost you a lot more. An annual boiler service will help to ensure that all of the components are operating safely and efficiently. 

3. Safety

An annual boiler service will help to identify safety issues such as carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas because it’s odourless and colourless. You might be unaware of a carbon monoxide leak and it could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, unconsciousness, or even worse death.