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When you need to get your boiler serviced

You’ve probably been told that you should service your boiler regularly, but what does that actually mean? Should you service your boiler every month? Every year? Or just wait until you experience a problem?

Knowing when to service your boiler can be tough, after all, not everyone’s a trained professional. That’s why we’ve set out here exactly when you should service your boiler, and why this is the best option both for your boiler and your wallet.

Here is when you should service your boiler:

1. Always Service Annually

First and foremost, you should make sure that your boiler is serviced every year.

An annual service is regular enough to keep your boiler in good working condition and limit wear over time. Servicing any more regularly that this is probably unnecessary.

As well as keeping your boiler running when you need it, an annual service is also a condition of the warranty for many new boilers. If you want to keep your boiler’s warranty valid, you’ll have to service it annually.

Sometimes, not servicing your boiler annually can leave your home insurance invalid too, should you encounter a boiler problem.

2. Service When You Move House

As well as servicing your boiler every year, you should also consider servicing when you move into a new home.

When moving house, you don’t always necessarily know when your boiler was last serviced. Servicing when you move will ensure that there are no unwanted problems left behind by the previous owner.

A service when you move home also means you know when the boiler’s last service took place, and you can keep servicing it annually afterwards.

3. Service in the Summer Months

As you should be servicing your boiler every year, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and service your boiler when engineers are likely to be less busy.

If you service your boiler in the summer months, you’ll likely be able to make an appointment sooner.

If there is an issue with your boiler, servicing in the summer also means you won’t be left cold while it’s fixed.

Book in your service for July or August and make sure your boiler is ready to handle everything that the next winter has to throw at it.

4. Consider a Service if Your Boiler Seems Inefficient

An annual service should be enough to keep your boiler in top condition, but if it’s been a while since your boiler was serviced and your boiler seems inefficient, a service may be in order.

A boiler that isn’t running efficiently is costing you money, so having your boiler serviced should get it back into working condition.

A service will also identify if there are any larger or more serious problems with your boiler.

5. Don’t Wait Until You Have a Problem

Most importantly, don’t wait until you have a problem before booking a boiler service.

If your boiler seems to be working well, it can be tempting to avoid servicing, thinking there’s no benefit.

In reality, even if your boiler is working well, problems can build up over time. Waiting until your boiler breaks is likely to mean higher repair costs than just having an annual service.

Get your boiler serviced every year, and don’t wait until it’s too late.

Book Your Annual Boiler Service Today

We hope you have a clearer idea of just when you should have your boiler serviced.

As boiler and heating specialists, United Heating offers a wide range of boiler maintenance services.

Just get in touch with our friendly customer service team today to book your service by calling us on 07817790025