The boiler is one of the most expensive and essential items in your home. To keep the boiler working safely all year round, it is important that you have it serviced regularly.
You should have your boiler serviced once a year. The best time to do this is at the end of the summer, as the boiler may have developed a problem due to inactivity. Having your boiler serviced at this time will also save you the hassle of doing without hot water and heating during the harsh winter season.
However if at any time, you notice any visible corrosion of the boiler body, water leaks from the boiler, or an unusual colour in the heated water, immediately have your plumber/gas engineer inspect the boiler. If you have a gas boiler, ensure that you only call a Gas Safe Certified engineer for all repairs and maintenance.
A complete service of your boiler will cost between £50 and £80. For high-efficiency condensing boiler the service costs typically range from £80 to £160.
Besides regular boiler service, a few simple measures will keep your boiler in good working condition.
Incidentally, as per law, it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that all gas appliances installed in the house, including boilers, are working properly.