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What happens when a boiler is serviced

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  • 18-07-2019
What happens when a boiler is serviced

An annual boiler service is the key to ensuring that your boiler is running safely and efficiently. Regular servicing goes a long way to increasing the life span of your boiler and saving you money through the reduction of costly repairs.

Boilers which are not maintained or damaged can be very dangerous due to the risk of leaking carbon monoxide gas, which leads to poisoning.

What happens during a boiler service?

Firstly, our engineer will inspect your boiler and its controls to ensure they are working correctly. During this inspection, the engineer will be paying particular attention to any weak points, leaks and possible corrosion damage.

A Gas Safe engineer will remove the boiler case to check the main components are operating as they should. It is essential that you never remove your boiler case yourself. A gas pressure check will ensure your boiler is operating at the correct pressure with no dangerous emissions are being released into the air.

Once completing a service, an engineer will provide a report, detailing the work that has been carried out along with the steps to take to keep your boiler working all year round. Engineers will service the boiler as per manufacturers requirements. Please ask the engineer if you have any questions about your boiler.

Why a Boiler Service is Important

Here are just a few reasons why you should get your boiler serviced each year:


A boiler service allows the engineer to identify safety issues such as a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which can quickly cause brain damage and, in some cases, death.

If you’re concerned that your boiler may not be working, you should get in touch with a Gas Safe engineer immediately.

Keep Heating Bills Low

As boiler ages, it can become less efficient, which means it needs to use more fuel to heat your home, which will cost you more money. An annual service will ensure all the components are in the best possible condition and deliver a higher level of efficiency for longer.

Prevent Breakdowns

A regular boiler service will help keep your energy bills down and save you from an unexpected boiler breakdown.


Your boiler will usually include a manufacturer’s warranty of between 1 – 15 years, which means any faults that develop in that time will be repaired free of charge. However, this warranty is only valid as long as you get the boiler is serviced by a Gas Safe engineer every year.

Are you having heating problems in Southampton or Hampshire? When you experience problems with your central heating, it may be an indication that you need boiler repairs. Contact our heating specialist today.