Does British Gas do boiler service?
We can fix temperamental boilers with a repair visit. Our engineers are qualified to fix your central heating system – including radiators on the blink. How do I know my boiler is working safely and efficiently? Servicing your boiler is not safe Any boiler maintenance and troubleshooting require proper equipment and training. So it’s crucial to seek professional help in the case of any serious problems …and for regular boiler services. Boilers should be serviced once a year, especially if they are gas or oil. This annual service is an opportunity for a qualified heating engineer to look over the unit and make sure it’s running as well as possible for you. This will give you the peace of mind that your heating system is running safely and efficiently. If you’ve recently bought a new boiler or you’re considering when it’s time to get a replacement, you will most likely be wondering how long a typical boiler lasts. For an average household, boilers will last up to 10-15 years.
What does a British Gas boiler service include?
Not only do we cover your boiler, central heating, plumbing and drains, but your electrics too. That means we’ll cover repairs to the mains and any wiring in your home and outbuildings. And with an Annual Boiler Service and our 24/7 helpline included, we’ll make sure your home stays at its best – no matter what. It’s an insurance requirement With many boiler warranties and business insurance policies, you’re actually required to complete a regular service to ensure your boiler is safe. Do you fix every type of boiler? Our engineers fix single natural gas or liquid petroleum gas boilers or warm air units designed for home use. What happens if you don’t service your boiler regularly? You could not only sentence your boiler to an early death, but you can also pose a severe safety threat to you, your family, and your home. Your boiler will become less efficient, consume more energy, and increase the risk of catastrophic failure. In short, yes, it is. Not only will your boiler service keep it safely ticking over, it will also improve the efficiency of your boiler and central heating system, saving you money in the long term. Here are just some of the benefits for having your boiler regularly serviced: In the long run it will save you money.
Who services a boiler?
A boiler service is a simple check up from a Gas Safe Engineer, which will make sure your boiler is in good working order and flag any problems with the individual components before they break and cause real issues with your central heating system. How long does it take to service a gas boiler? It should take around 60 minutes for a gas boiler to be serviced adequately by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Turn the boiler off and call the emergency gas line on 0800 111 999. And if your pilot light persistently blows out, have a Gas Safe engineer take a look at it. Your boiler won’t fire up. A plumber can work on your heating system (radiators, pipework etc), but cannot work on the boiler or the gas pipe. The main difference between a plumber and a heating engineer is that a plumber does not carry any gas safe qualifications.
How often should British Gas service my boiler?
We’ll visit you approximately once a year to check your boiler and central heating system or gas appliance (depending on what’s included in your level of HomeCare cover) are safe and in good working order. Occasionally, annual services may be more than 12 months apart. Boilers should be serviced once a year, especially if they are gas or oil. This annual service is an opportunity for a qualified heating engineer to look over the unit and make sure it’s running as well as possible for you. This will give you the peace of mind that your heating system is running safely and efficiently. Boilers tend to last around 10 to 15 years, but this is dependent on your boiler model, how you use it and how well it’s been serviced. You should consider replacing your boiler after around 10 to 15 years as this is when a boiler becomes less efficient, and you may lose heat and money. If your boiler is within its early teenage years, now is the time to upgrade to a new more energy-efficient boiler. Can I service my own boiler? You should only ever use a qualified and competent Gas Safe registered engineer to service your boiler. They’ll have the knowledge to carry out the checks and tests needed to determine that your boiler is working safely, and they’ll be able to make any repairs that are required too. Boilers can last up to 30 years, letting a whole generation grow up in a house with the same heating system. But it isn’t enough to simply know a boiler lasts longer. Why it last longer helps to understand how boilers work and why they have so many other advantages. Let’s take a closer look at boiler longevity.
What happens if you don’t service your gas boiler?
Waiting too long between a boiler service could lead to carbon monoxide leaks and an increased repair cost. Ideally, you will want to get an annual boiler service, so every 12 months, when possible. The average boiler lasts around 15 years if well maintained and although a yearly service can improve the lifespan, an older boiler has to work harder to heat your home. If your boiler needs replacing it could be costing you more money as the energy efficiency is reduced and there is a danger that they are not safe. While it does depend on your boiler type, typically a service will take around an hour to complete. If you have a combi boiler, most of the main components are located inside of the boiler. As a direct result of this a service should be quicker for this type of boiler, around 30 minutes. How long does it take to service a gas boiler? It should take around 60 minutes for a gas boiler to be serviced adequately by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Servicing your boiler is not safe Any boiler maintenance and troubleshooting require proper equipment and training. So it’s crucial to seek professional help in the case of any serious problems …and for regular boiler services. There are a variety of reasons why your boiler may not be working; common examples include the boiler pressure being too low or too high, a power cut, gas supply issues, a faulty pilot light, a frozen condensate pipe, faulty internal components or a more complex issue.