Ryan Gill, Engineer
31 Jan : Updated 6 Dec ● 3 min read
You could be forgiven for thinking that a new boiler won't require servicing. But, regardless of age, any gas boiler will require regular servicing to keep it in tip-top form.
Servicing isn't simply about fixing problems with your new boiler, and it's also about picking up on symptoms that, if left unresolved, could spell trouble a little later down the line. As the old saying goes, 'prevention is better than a cure, and nothing could be more true for boilers.
Both the general performance as well as the efficiency levels are likely to drop over the years. Still, a regular service alongside replacing old and worn parts will almost certainly extend the life of your boiler by many years.
On average, many boilers will come with a standard warranty of five years. Still, the warranty could be longer depending on the boiler's brand. There is one major stipulation for warranties; however, the boiler must be serviced regularly if a warranty remains valid.
In most cases, the first boiler service needs to be carried out one year after any new boiler has been installed. After this time, it is recommended to service your boiler yearly.
For this reason alone, boiler servicing is an essential part of life with a boiler which should never be put off - when it's time for a service, make sure you don't delay.
If you think there is a gas leak present or are worried about a carbon monoxide leak, evacuate the property immediately and call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.
With your boiler reaching its first anniversary, you will be wondering what a boiler service includes.
We have an in-depth guide on what does a boiler service include, but for this article, we've highlighted below what will take place during each annual gas boiler service.
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