When Should you Get your Boiler Serviced?

Regularly servicing your boiler ensures that your boiler is working efficiently and safely and can help prolong its life. It is imperative that you have your gas boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer such as Tailor-Made Property Services to ensure that the work is carried out properly and any issues with your boiler are identified and resolved.

When it comes to having your boiler serviced you may be wondering how regular is regular? As a minimum, it is recommended that your gas boiler is serviced every year to ensure your boiler is working properly, efficiently and safely.  

But there are other times when you should consider servicing your boiler, such as when you move house or if your boiler doesn’t seem to be working properly. Let’s take a look at when your boiler should be serviced.

Annual Boiler Service

As with any mechanical device, your boiler will suffer from general wear and tear which is why it is important that you make sure you have your boiler serviced every year to help maintain it and keep it working as it should.  

If you do not have your boiler serviced every year it could fail when you need it most and may cost a lot more money to fix than it would have to have maintained it with regular servicing. Things can change, pipework can deteriorate and boilers can develop faults, without regular checks you could be putting your safety at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks or fires. 

Having your boiler serviced every year will not only ensure your boiler is working and prevent boiler breakdown it can also help keep your family safe and your boiler warranty valid. For more information about the reasons why you service your boiler annually read our blog -  4 reasons to service your boiler annually.

Meet Warranty and Insurance Requirements

Most boiler warranties and some home and business insurance policies require that you to make sure your boiler is safe to use. An annual boiler service will meet most insurance policy requirements, though it’s best to check with your insurance provider just to be sure.  

If your home insurance or boiler warranty states that an annual boiler service is a requirement, then failing to meet this could mean that your insurance or warranty is no longer valid should you experience a problem with your boiler.

Service your Boiler When you Move House

When moving house, you may not always know exactly when the boiler in your new home was last serviced or if there are any underlying problems with it. Having your boiler serviced when you first move into your new home ensures it is gas safe and working as it should and will give you peace of mind that a boiler service has taken place and you will know when the next annual service is due.

Service your Boiler Before Winter

While many of us don’t give our central heating systems and gas boilers a second thought in the summer months when the weather is warmer and they are not needed, it’s a good idea to arrange for your annual boiler service to take place during the summer, before the cold weather sets in.  

This not only helps to make sure that everything is in good working order when you need it, but it also makes getting an appointment with a Gas Safe registered engineer easier and means you are not left cold should any repairs need to take place.

If your Boiler Seems Inefficient, It May Need a Service

Although an annual service should be regular enough to keep your boiler working efficiently, things can change and deteriorate. If your boiler doesn’t seem to be working as well as it once did or your radiators aren’t getting as hot, it’s a good idea to have your boiler serviced to identify the issue so it can be repaired.  

An inefficient boiler will cost you more money as you will likely use more energy to keep your home warm if your boiler isn’t working as it should. So it is important that you identify the problem as quickly as possible.  

About Tailor-Made Property Services

At Tailor-Made Property Services, we offer a range of high-quality property services to homeowners, landlords and residential property managers in Romsey, Southampton and surrounding areas. We provide a friendly, professional and reliable service 7 days a week, 365 days a year in Romsey, Southampton and the surrounding areas. 

Our heating and plumbing services, includes repairs, servicing, installations and gas safety certificates to homeowners, landlords and residential property managers throughout Romsey and Southampton. So whether you need to service, repair or install a gas boiler or check that your home is gas safe, Tailor-Made Property Services can help.   

As a fully qualified and Gas Safe Registered engineer in Romsey, Southampton and surrounding areas, we provide the following heating and plumbing services:


●    Central Heating Repair

●    Central Heating Installation

●    Gas Safety Certificates

●    Homeowner Gas Certificates

●    Gas Appliance Installs

●    Boiler Servicing

●    Power Flushing

●    Plumbing in Appliances

●    Fitting Taps

●    Fitting Shower Valves

●    Cistern Repairs


Whether you want to book a visit, request a quote or you have an emergency that needs urgent attention, get in touch with Rebecca or Paul on 01794 329 831 or email us at info@tailormadepropertyservices.co.uk 

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