Book an Ideal boiler service

Why should you get your Ideal boiler serviced?

When it comes to servicing your boiler, safety always comes first. One of the most vital parts of any engineer's job during a service is to make sure that your boiler is operating both efficiently and safely. Although the boiler service itself will only take no more than thirty minutes, it ensures that your boiler will work properly throughout the year - without any hiccups along the way. That’s why having a service every year is so crucial. The engineer will spot a problem before it grows into something more serious - saving you money and avoiding a lot of stress. 

You may not know this, but when you have your boiler serviced it keeps your boiler’s manufacturer’s warranty valid. That means whenever your hot water or heating starts playing up you’re entitled to a free callout. Saving you a big chunk of money and hassle. 

Boiler cover vs a one-off Ideal boiler service: 

We all have our own preference. Do you sign up for boiler cover or pay for a one-off service? Everyone's boiler situation is different, so there's no real right or wrong answer. At BOXT, when you sign up to one of our boiler cover plans you not only receive your annual service and Gas Safe certificate, but so much more. Depending on which plan you go for, like our Protect+ plan, which covers your wider heating system.

Our boiler cover plans spread the cost of your annual service over twelve months. Meaning you pay a small amount monthly. Customers tend to prefer this rather than paying the amount in full. This is especially the case if the engineer spots something that isn’t quite right in which you would have to pay for repairs on top of the annual service. In the end, that winds up becoming quite an expensive service. 

Having said that, there’s no denying it can be quite the relief paying the full amount so the payment is out of the way; and all done with. That’s why we’re now offering you the chance to have a one-off boiler service, whether you’ve bought a boiler from us in the past or not. Need a service fast? We’ll get to you in no time. Just give us a call on, 0800 193 7777 and we’ll get something sorted for you. 

BOXT’s boiler cover plans 

We have two boiler cover plans for you to choose from: Service or Protect+. Both of our boiler cover plans come with an annual service and Gas Safe certificate, although they do differ slightly. When you sign up to our Protect+ plan, you’ll get all the above and even more protection as it covers your wider heating system. That includes repairs and replacements to your: flue, thermostat, boiler controls, pipework, and radiators. 

What does an Ideal boiler service include? 

During the annual service the engineer will do the following:

  • Ensure gas pressure and flow are correct
  • Electrical connections are in a good condition
  • Check the condensate pipe
  • Inspect the flue
  • Gas and water pipework 
  • Give you a Gas Safe certificate


How often should a boiler be serviced?

You should get your boiler serviced once a year. Usually around the anniversary of when your boiler was first installed. 

How long do Ideal Boilers last?

The typical lifespan of an Ideal boiler is between 12-15 years. Depending on how well you’ve looked after your boiler and as long as you get it serviced every year, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t live for that length of time or even longer.