When Should I Service My Boiler?

It’s easy to think of your boiler as just another gas appliance, but you should never underestimate the important role that a heating system plays in your typical home. Installing a new boiler also represents a significant financial investment, and one that can cost up to £3,000 in some instances. It’s therefore important that you safeguard this investment wherever possible, and one of the best ways to achieve this is to service your boiler. But when exactly should your service your boiler? Here are some suggestions to help you on your way! 

1. Service your Boiler Annually 

If you’re an existing home-owner with a boiler already installed, we’d recommend that you have the unit serviced annually. This is key to ensuring that your boiler remains healthy, whilst having the unit serviced once every year helps you to strike the ideal balance between maintaining your heating system and saving your hard-earned cash. Even if your boiler is working perfectly fine and not showing any particular faults, you should commit to having an annual service carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. 

2. Service your Boiler when you Move In 

If you’ve just purchased a brand-new home and you don’t intend to replace the existing boiler, one of the first things that you should do is have this serviced. This is especially important if you have a young family, as you need to ensure that the property is safe and that the boiler unit is operating to its optimal potential. Once again, you’ll need to use an accredited engineer to carry out this type of service, whilst also requesting a certificate to confirm that the unit is safe! 

3. Service your Boiler in the Summer 

If you are planning your next annual service, you should consider scheduling it for the summer months. The months of July and August are particularly suitable, as there’s usually a lower demand for Gas Safe registered engineers during this time. This period of the summer is also the ideal time to identify any faults, as you can organise any necessary repairs before the cold weather of winter arrives. 

Fletchers Heating & Plumbing - A Brand you Can Trust to Service your Boiler 

If you’re going to have your boiler serviced at any time, it’s important to work alongside a local service provider that you can trust. If you live in the Hillingdon borough and the surrounding counties such as Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, you can rely on the team at Fletchers Heating & Plumbing to service your boiler. After all, our engineers are Gas Safe registered and highly-trained, whilst they’re also incredibly courteous and have years of experience in the sector. To find out more, give us a call on 07919 156562 and speak to one of the team directly. If not, you can send us an email to fletchersheating@gmail.com and request a quote in writing!