Answering your questions about residential boiler servicing
Making sure your heating system is up to scratch and ready to handle anything thrown at it should be easy. But knowing something is wrong is easier said than done. It’s a good job then that any reputable plumbing and heating service provider is only a quick phone call away. To make things even easier, we’ve compiled our own FAQ about residential boiler servicing to clear a few things up.
What does a boiler service include?
A residential boiler service involves a Gas Safe registered heating engineer coming to your home to check that your boiler is working safely and efficiently. Any good service should include checks on your gas pressure, flow, flue and combustion, electrical connections, fans, safety, seals, condensate trap, and water and gas pipework.
How much should a boiler service cost?
The cost of a boiler service varies between companies. The average cost of a one-off service is around £72. But remember, large national firms charge around 25-50% more for a boiler service than local businesses. To avoid hefty costs for your boiler service, you might consider a good boiler service cover which covers your boiler in an emergency and for regular servicing for an affordable monthly fee.
Does my home insurance cover my boiler?
Although there are exceptions, most home insurance policies exclude boiler breakdown and servicing from their policies. This is because boiler problems are common because of poor maintenance and the resultant issues can be expensive to fix. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you get your boiler serviced regularly to avoid expensive fixes in the future.
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
An annual service can make all the difference in improving the reliability and efficiency of your boiler while keeping your household bills to a minimum. While one boiler service per year should suffice, timing is key. It’s best to get your boiler serviced in summer, ensuring that when winter comes around, it’s in full working condition, helping you survive the cold.
We hope that the answers to these FAQs can help you save money and make your boiler last longer. If you have more questions, all you need to do is pick up the phone and get in touch with the GOS team on 01772 734 966. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions or send our top-class engineers to give your boiler some TLC.