Boiler servicing is a frequently overlooked task but is essential to ensuring your most important home appliance fulfils its expected lifespan without issues or breakdowns.
Designed to keep combi, regular, and system boilers working efficiently for longer, our expertly delivered boiler servicing options offer an affordable way to prepare your home for the long winter months, avoiding unexpected boiler repair costs as a result of malfunctions and wear. Our convenient range of offerings include both internal and external exams, alongside extensive efficiency checks, and more.
Types of Boiler Servicing
B. A. Boyle’s skilled boiler servicing engineers are equipped to service a variety of boiler types, in order to meet your property’s specific needs. This includes the three most common types of boilers: combi boilers, heat only (or regular) boilers, and system boilers. With us, you can guarantee that your boiler is in capable hands, no matter what type of boiler you own.
Heat Only Boiler Servicing
Heat only (or regular) boilers have three main components; the boiler itself, a hot water storage cylinder, and a cold water storage tank. The cold water tank is typically located in the attic or loft, utilising gravity to supply the boiler with water. Once heated, water is fed directly to radiators, as well as the hot water cylinder for on-demand use. A regular boiler check is vital to ensure that all components are in good condition.
Combi Boiler Servicing
Combi boilers (or combination boilers) provide both your heating and your hot water from a single, typically wall-hung unit. This type of boiler has become increasingly popular in recent years, as they are smaller and more compact than other more complicated heating systems. An annual boiler service is the best way to ensure that your combi boiler is in excellent working condition.
System Boiler Servicing
System boilers provide hot water on demand, as well as heating water for your radiators. They deliver hot water directly to your central heating and store hot water within a cylinder. Water is supplied to the boiler directly from your mains water supply – this means that system boilers provide improved water pressure and require less storage space than regular (heat only) boilers. As with other boiler types, annual boiler servicing is key to ensuring that your system boiler is working efficiently.
Benefits of Boiler Servicing
Regular boiler servicing is the best way to ensure that your boiler is in optimal working condition. B. A. Boyle recommends an annual boiler service, which offers the following benefits:
How often should my boiler be serviced?
Boiler servicing is an often overlooked, boiler-saving and money-saving option, available for all boiler types at reasonable price points from registered gas engineers across the UK. A boiler system check involves a number of internal and external exams, alongside extensive efficiency tests. It is hailed as one of the best ways to maintain boiler performance, helping to prevent future breakdowns.
In order to ensure optimal efficiency and spot potential warning signs for problems down the line, boiler servicing should be completed approximately once per year.
Is your boiler due a service? Book in for a free, no-obligation boiler servicing consultation with the B. A. Boyle gas engineering and plumbing team online or over the phone today.
How often should a boiler be serviced in a rented property?
In a rental property, boiler servicing is the landlord’s responsibility. According to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords are required to service their gas appliances annually to ensure they are working safely and efficiently. Tenants are legally obliged to give access to the property for the boiler service to be carried out. Landlords must obtain a Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate as proof that the required checks have been completed, which can only be provided by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
The reasons for servicing a boiler in a rented property are the same as those for owned properties. As well as helping to keep energy costs down, a well-serviced boiler should last longer and is less likely to need expensive repairs. Regular boiler checks are also important to ensure that the appliance is safe to use.
B. A. Boyle’s Gas Safe registered engineers are qualified to provide Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificates for boiler servicing in rented properties. So, if you are a landlord and your boiler is due its annual service, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation, either online or over the phone.
What happens if you don’t service your boiler?
Whilst boiler servicing is not a legal requirement in owned domestic properties, it offers significant cost-saving and maintenance benefits when completed on a regular basis. Without it, easily resolvable issues can be left undetected for extended periods of time, leading to system inefficiency, avoidable breakdowns, and costly repairs.
In some cases, leaving a boiler unserviced for a year may also invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty or insurance.
The cost of regular servicing is more than worth the benefits servicing brings to this key appliance. If you’d like to book in for a boiler service completed by Gas Safe engineers in the Suffolk area, contact B. A. Boyle and Son for a free, no-obligation consultation using our online form, or over the phone.
How much does boiler servicing cost?
Arranging annual or frequent boiler servicing is one of the best ways to guarantee that your boiler is in the best possible working condition, ensuring it fulfils its full lifespan and helping to avoid unexpected costs in the event of a malfunction or breakdown. Servicing costs vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including whether your service is completed by an engineer as a ‘one-off’ job or booked through an ongoing annual cover service, and the company selected to complete the service. With this being said, the UK national average boiler servicing cost for 2021 sits at just over £100.
If you are looking to service your boiler and located in the Suffolk area, contact B. A. Boyle and Son for a free consultation call, during which our Gas Safe registered team of engineers will work to establish an approximate price point.
What does a boiler service include?
Boiler servicing consists of a number of carefully calibrated tests and checks, designed to ensure the lifespan and efficiency of your home’s most important appliance. Typically, during a service, a Gas Safe registered engineer will conduct a visual inspection of the boiler itself and its associated pipework, before completing an operation check and internal inspection. Most boiler services also include component cleaning.
B. A. Boyle’s comprehensive boiler servicing options include the following:
- Internal and external exams
- Pressure and gas flow checks
- Flue analysis
- Electrical component inspection and checks
- Key component checks
- Seal inspections
- Electrode checks
- Safety device checks
- Condensate trap and pipe checks
Why do boilers need servicing?
Boiler servicing is crucial as it ensures that your boiler is functioning optimally. Regular maintenance is proven to reduce the risk of breakdown, saving you money and lengthening the lifespan of your boiler. In most cases, an annual boiler service is necessary to validate the manufacturer’s warranty.
Without a regular boiler service, easily resolvable issues may go undetected, resulting in avoidable repairs and system inefficiency. An inefficient boiler can be costly, as more fuel will be required to heat your home, leading to higher energy bills. Another reason to service your boiler is to detect and prevent potential safety issues, such as a carbon monoxide leak. Unidentified, this can result in brain damage and, in some instances, death.
If you suspect an issue with your boiler you should contact a Gas Safe engineer as soon as possible, even if your annual boiler service is not yet due. B. A. Boyle is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of boiler servicing options – contact us today for a free consultation.
Who can service a boiler?
Legally, you are allowed to service your own boiler yourself, however, servicing your boiler without proper training and equipment is unwise. In order to charge money for servicing a boiler, you must be properly registered and licensed.
Furthermore, the majority of boilers come with a manufacturer’s warranty of between one and fifteen years, on the condition that the boiler is serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If you service your boiler yourself and are not a Gas Safe registered engineer, you are likely to invalidate your warranty. Likewise, landlords must obtain a Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate as proof that boiler servicing has been completed – again, this can only be provided by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If you are looking for a reliable Gas Safe registered engineer in the Suffolk area to service your boiler, contact B. A. Boyle and Son today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Should I turn my boiler off before a service?
Boiler servicing is an important undertaking that should be carried out by an experienced Gas Safe registered engineer. However, there are a few things you can do in preparation for your boiler service, before the engineer arrives.
Firstly, you should make sure that the area around your boiler is clear, moving objects that might obstruct the engineer’s access. It is also helpful to switch off your boiler ahead of time, as this will give your boiler time to cool down, meaning that the engineer can start the boiler service as soon as they arrive. If you have any pets, you should plan to keep them away from where the boiler is located until the service is complete.
At B. A. Boyle and Son, our highly experienced team of Gas Safe registered engineers are fully qualified to safely check and repair your boiler. So, if you are looking for a reliable gas engineer in the Suffolk area, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation using our online form, or over the phone.
How long does a boiler service take?
Boiler servicing should take at least 30 minutes but will vary depending on the make and model of your boiler. The age of your boiler may also determine how long the service takes.
A boiler service should include a number of carefully calibrated tests and checks, designed to increase the lifespan and efficiency of your appliance. Typically, this will involve a visual inspection of the boiler itself and its associated pipework, conducted by a Gas Safe registered engineer, followed by an operation check and internal inspection. Once your boiler has been serviced, it is likely that the engineer will give you a service report to explain exactly what they have done.
B. A. Boyle and Son are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of boiler servicing options in the Suffolk area, delivered by our experienced team of Gas Safe registered engineers. To book a free consultation, fill in our online form or contact us over the phone.
How long do boilers last?
Frequent boiler servicing is the best way to ensure that your boiler remains in good working condition for as long as possible. When serviced regularly, the average life expectancy of a boiler is between ten and fifteen years.
Ways to extend the life of your boiler include purchasing a reliable system from a reputable manufacturer, making sure that the model you choose is the right size and suitable for your property’s needs. Boiler servicing should always be conducted by a Gas Safe registered engineer, preventing mistakes that could lead to needing an early replacement and helping to identify potential issues that could result in costly damage if left unnoticed.
If you are in the Suffolk area and looking to prolong the life of your boiler, contact B. A. Boyle and Son today to book a free consultation with our gas engineering and plumbing team.