Unfortunately, our cost of living goes up continuously, and unfortunately service costs are no exception. Therefore, it's normal to dread the idea of having your boiler serviced because you might fear high costs. However, by getting your boiler serviced regularly, you will enjoy a better functioning boiler and a more efficient and eco-friendly warm home.
Therefore, be sure to get your boiler serviced at least once a year to make it run most effectively.
How much should a boiler service cost?
It isn't uncommon for the costs of boiler services to differ depending on the following factors:
The kind and amount of boiler fuel needed
The type of boiler you have (oil, gas, or electric)
Your boiler's manufacturer and model
The position where your boiler was installed
The area you live
These factors can increase or decrease the cost, but it typically falls between £50 and £80. However, if you live in London, the costs are much higher because of the increased demand, so you can pay up to £160.
What do they do when they service a boiler?
Now that we have an idea of what it costs, we might be wondering what you get for that amount. So what exactly is done during a boiler service?
There are a few things that a heating engineer will do during the service. These include:
Visually inspecting your boiler to see whether there are any signs of damage
Inspecting the controls and functions of the boiler
Checking the flue around the house
Cleaning all the main components of the boiler
Testing the boiler is working efficiently
This is an extensive process whereby the boiler's ability to function correctly is tested. You must always get a professional Gas Safe engineer to conduct your boiler services. A qualified heating engineer has the skills, experience, and tools that you lack, so never attempt to do it yourself. It will cost you a lot more than the service fee if you damage your boiler.
How do I get my boiler serviced?
If the time has come for your annual service, a qualified heating engineer is a person you need. However, the heating engineer you need will depend on the kind of boiler you have. For example, if you have a gas boiler, look for a heating engineer that is Gas Safe registered. On the other hand, an OFTEC registered heating engineer will be ideal if you have an oil boiler. In addition to this, look for a heating engineer who is registered at CIPHE.
Now, this can be very overwhelming. However, by contacting your local plumber, you will be able to get more information and get the right person to service your boiler in no time. You can also look online for heating engineers in your area.
The idea of having your boiler serviced once a year might be a daunting one, but the service cost doesn't compare to the comfort and quality of life that your boiler brings. Therefore, stay up to date with annual boiler services so that you can get the most out of your boiler in the long-term.