Gas Boiler Service – Boiler Servicing for Gas Combi & Regular Boilers

Friday, May 20th, 2011

It is a common attitude that it seems pointless to service anything in our throw-away culture, as some things appear cheaper to replace than repair. Unfortunately, this rule does not apply to our gas boilers.

This is due to a number of reasons; a gas boiler is often run every day in the home, and depending on the workload can wear faster than other appliances, simple faults in a gas boiler are easy and inexpensive to fix.

With these faults increasing if ignored and resulting in the need to replace the whole gas boiler at a large expense, most importantly, an under-maintained gas boiler could prove dangerous to you and your family.

When Should I Service My Gas Boiler?

The peak times for people to develop an issue with their heating and boiler is at the end of the summer months, when people turn on their gas boilers after months of inactivity. In these months, it is not uncommon for a gas boiler to develop issues with clogged or seized parts due to lack of use.

Because of this, it is recommended that you schedule a gas boiler service before the end of summer – through the months of February and October are the most quiet for boiler engineers. Not only are you more likely to get a better service and from an engineer at a time that suits you more this way, it is possible that you may also receive a discounted rate out of the peak months.

How Much Will It Cost?

A full service of your boiler will cost from £85 for a Domestic standard efficiency boiler or high-efficiency condensing boiler and from £225 for a Commercial standard efficiency boiler or high-efficiency condensing boiler. Be sure to mention the make and model of your boiler – as well as its age and location, to ensure you get the best deal possible. As some boilers require service kits and these will need to be ordered if we have none available.

Anything Else?

In addition to the important boiler service, it is strongly advised that you install a carbon monoxide detector in your home in close proximity to the boiler itself. Carbon monoxide kills around 30 people a year in the UK, and is completely taste and smell free, A carbon monoxide detector will provide you with firm peace of mind concerning your safety, and may save your life.

In Conclusion

Not only is a regular, annual gas boiler service essential to ensure that any issues developing are discovered and dealt with quickly and efficiently at less inconvenience to yourself, it is also essential for safety, energy efficiency, and ensuring you get the most out of the life of your boiler.

To book a boiler service or for more information

Contact Square Services for more information on 0208 226 5678 (phone), 0752 535 5005 (mobile) or

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