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How Often Should You Service Your Boiler?

Boiler service – it’s easy to forget about, yet it’s crucial to your water heater’s wellbeing. When done by a professional boiler engineer, it can greatly increase your heater’s efficiency and save you from bigger and more expensive problems down the road.

If, like many others, you’re wondering – “How often should I get my boiler serviced?” – then look no further, because we have the answer!

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So, if you:

  • Haven’t had your boiler serviced in a while;
  • Have moved into a new house and don’t know when the boiler was last checked;
  • Are wondering how often a boiler service is in order,

Then keep reading, because this post is just for you!

How often should a boiler be serviced?

The short answer is – you should get your boiler serviced once a year. However, there are several other factors that are at play. In general, you should check with your manufacturer first.

If you have a gas boiler, you are required by law to get it serviced annually. Not performing a service at least once a year can make your boiler or home warranty void. So, make sure you write down when your water heater was last serviced and set a reminder to book your appointment once the time comes.

If you have an electric boiler, annual servicing is not mandatory, but it is recommended. However, your insurance provider may still require that you get it performed yearly, so make sure to check with them.

An annual boiler service is oftentimes enough to keep your water heater working properly, and the regular maintenance of its parts will prevent bigger and more expensive faults in the future.

When should you service your boiler?

So, now you have the answer to the question of how often should you service your boiler. But when is the right time to get it serviced? Here are some situations in which we recommend that you service your water heater:

  • If 12 months have passed since your last boiler service.
    You should always note down when your water heater service was last performed, so you can schedule the following yearly appointment. Some companies will allow you to make a standing reservation and will call you when the time comes to book your service.
  • If you have recently moved house.
    Unless the previous owners have told you, there is no way of telling when the boiler was last serviced. So, to be on the safe side, get it checked when you move in. Then, note down the date of the service and follow the yearly check-up schedule.
  • If your boiler efficiency is suffering.
    If it’s been less than a year since your last boiler service, but your water heater seems inefficient, it may be time to get it checked again. Boosting your boiler’s efficiency will save you money in the long run. A service can also identify any larger faults and address them before they become a bigger issue.
  • Service your boiler in the summer.
    We recommend that you have this check-up performed in the summer when the engineers aren’t as busy and you can get an appointment faster. This will also ensure that your boiler is up and running without a fault during the winter, meaning you won’t be left in the cold.

Why you should service your boiler

If you’re asking yourself why you should get your boiler serviced in the first place, then maybe the following reasons will help ease your mind:

  • It keeps your home safe.
    Getting your boiler serviced annually can help prevent potentially dangerous leaks and faults in your appliance.
  • It makes your boiler more efficient.
    The more efficient your water heater is, the more money you can save on bills, as an efficient boiler will cost less to run.
  • The engineer can diagnose issues before they become bigger problems.
    This speaks for itself – if left untreated, small issues can become much larger and more dangerous, and can cost you quite a bit of money down the road. The engineer can take care of any small problems to prevent this from happening.
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In need of a boiler service? Call a professional!

Now that you know how often a boiler service is in order, it’s time to call a Gas Safe registered engineer to perform the check-up! Not sure who to call? Fantastic Services is here for you! The professional boiler engineers we work with are skilled, fully insured and have years of experience under their belts. They can handle your boiler service quickly and efficiently, too! Rest assured, your water heater is in safe hands! Also, you can consider the idea of choosing a boiler cover plan and get an annual boiler service as part of the package and save money and time.

Keep your home safe and your boiler working efficiently with Fantastic Services!


  • You should get your boiler serviced once a year.
  • How often a boiler service is to be performed depends on the type of boiler you have – gas or electric.
  • We recommend that you get your boiler serviced during the summer months.
  • Servicing your boiler keeps your home and family safe.


Did you find this post useful? Do you have any questions about boiler servicing? Let us know in the comments below!

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