FAQ's on Boiler Servicing January 17, 2020 While most people know regular boiler services are highly recommended, they don’t always know a lot about them or why they’re important. At D A Gas, Heating & Plumbing, taking care of boilers is our thing, so from installation right through to looking after them with servicing, we know all there is to know about boilers. Below we answer some of the questions we hear the most from homeowners enquiring about boiler servicing, to help you learn more about how they work and why your central heating system could benefit from them! Your frequently asked questions on boiler servicing answered What’s involved in a boiler service? During your boiler service, a Gas Safe registered engineer will visit your home at a pre-arranged time to inspect, test and clean the main parts of your boiler. This helps to ensure everything is working properly and safely inside, and the parts are doing their job effectively. Your engineer will test the main components and be able to spot any issues with how your boiler is performing, too. How long does it take to complete a boiler service? Most boiler services only take around 30 minutes. They’re easy to arrange and quick to carry out, so cause minimum inconvenience with maximum benefit! Can any plumber carry out a boiler service? While plumbers are able to do many jobs related to water and pipes, not all plumbers are qualified to work with boilers or central heating systems. For any work on your boiler: from installation to repair to servicing, you need a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. They may also be a plumber, but not all plumbers are heating engineers! Do I need a boiler service to validate my manufacturer’s warranty? Almost always, yes. While a boiler service is important for ensuring your manufacturer's warranty remains valid, it is crucial for maximising the health of your boiler anyway, and can help lengthen the lifespan of your central heating system. What time of year should I get my boiler serviced? We can service your boiler at any time of year that’s convenient for you, and many people like to arrange a service once they move home and then for 12 months following, so the time of year will be decided by this. If this isn’t the case, some homeowners favour their boiler being serviced at the end of summer. This is because we can check everything is working as it should be for winter, and clean and inspect your boiler so it’s all ready for the colder weather ahead. Are there benefits to a boiler service? There are lots of benefits to getting your boiler serviced! One of the main ones is not needing to worry about it breaking down, as the chance of this happening is reduced following a service. This is because your engineer will be able to spot any emerging issues before they become big ones that can cause your boiler to power down. And because your boiler also gets cleaned during the service, dust and debris are removed, which help your boiler work more efficiently. This has the advantage of saving you money as the more energy-efficient your boiler is, the less you’ll pay in your heating bills! The final advantage to a boiler service is it will often cause your boiler to perform more effectively, giving better heat and providing hot water faster, thanks to being cleaned and checked over inside and out. Do I need my boiler serviced every year? We advise customers to have their boiler serviced every year, both to keep their manufacturer’s warranty intact, and to keep their boiler working effectively. Parts wear out over time, and dust and debris builds up, so by having an annual service these things can be tackled and your boiler can be kept healthy for longer. Are you local to Essex? Yes, we live and work in Essex, covering the areas of North Weald, Ongar, Theydon Bois, Epping, Hoddesdon and Broxbourne. Trusted boiler repair service across Essex At D A Gas, Heating & Plumbing, we’ve serviced more boilers than we’ve had hot dinners and are trusted by homeowners throughout North Weald, Ongar, Theydon Bois, Epping, Hoddesdon and Broxbourne to care for their boilers. You can read our excellent customer reviews here, and also view examples of different plumbing and heating projects we’ve carried out for customers here. If you’re looking for a reliable team to service your boiler or have a question we haven’t listed here, we welcome all enquiries so feel free to get in touch. You can contact us by telephone on 07920 875189 or 01279 316304, by email at email@example.com or online by completing our short contact form.