What is a boiler service?

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Are you in need of a boiler service in Plymouth? We’ve got you covered! No one wants a dodgy boiler interrupting their shower, which is why it’s important to ensure your boiler is running smoothly. But when should you have your boiler serviced? Keep reading to find out! 

When should you have your boiler serviced?

You should have your boiler inspected at least once a year to make sure it’s running safely and efficiently. An inefficient boiler could result in higher bills, as well as posing a safety risk if it’s damaged in any way. This annual service should be carried out by a professional who is Gas Safe registered. Gas Safe certification proves that the individual is capable of carrying out the service safely. They will be able to detect any issues within your boiler, as well as assess its efficiency (i.e. how much heat is lost when heating water). 

What are some signs you need your boiler serviced?

Sometimes your boiler may be functioning incorrectly and require a service before its annual inspection is due.

Here are some signs that your boiler may require a service:

  • It’s making unusual noises
  • It’s leaking water
  • The radiators aren’t heating up
  • The hot water taps aren’t heating up
  • The shower is going cold
  • The hot water is inconsistent, i.e. going hot then cold
  • You can smell gas
  • The pilot light is out

If your boiler is damaged or inefficient, it could be time for a repair or even a replacement. Replacing your boiler can be expensive, but sometimes it’s the only viable option, and could save you money on bills in the long run. Here at B&R Heating, we offer flexible monthly payment options to fit within your budget. 

Why should you have your boiler serviced?

You must have your boiler serviced when necessary, primarily for safety reasons. Gas boilers can be incredibly dangerous if they become damaged. If you start to smell gas, you should contact a professional immediately. Gas leaks can be potentially fatal if not dealt with quickly. One of the main reasons for this is the risk of gas poisoning. Some of the symptoms of gas poisoning include:

  • Fatigue
  • Severe headaches
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of concentration
  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Suffocation

A gas leak can also increase the risk of fire or even explosion, as it is highly combustible. This fire/explosion could be set off by something as simple as an electrical spark in your home. If you notice a rotten egg smell, this could be the smell of leaking gas. Alternatively, it’s a good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. 

Another reason to have your boiler regularly serviced is to avoid unnecessarily high gas bills. An inefficient boiler will use more gas to heat water for your home. This is because more heat is lost. A boiler can become inefficient over time, especially boilers over ten years old. A certified gas engineer will be able to help you make sure your boiler is as efficient as possible, keeping your bills low. 

Do you need a boiler service in Plymouth?

If you need a boiler service in Plymouth, you’ve come to the right place. We offer boiler services in Plymouth and across the South West. We provide top-quality boiler installation, servicing and repair.  

B&R Heating is a local, family-run business in Plymouth. With decades of experience and a team of talented engineers, we’re the best choice for your boiler service in Plymouth. All of our engineers are Gas Safe and OFTEC registered, proving that they are qualified to work safely and professionally within your home. But don’t take our word for it! See what our customers have to say:

‘Great reliable company. Used for 5 years now on an annual basis for servicing and all my expectations met. Would thoroughly recommend [them].’

‘Price as quoted and work completed cleanly and timeously. Would recommend and use this company again without hesitation. Extremely pleased with [my] new combi boiler.’

‘A huge thank you to B & R Heating for doing a fabulous job and within the time scale promised even after finding a few issues which they rectified without incurring additional costs to my elderly Mother. All the Engineers were professional, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. My Mum felt totally at ease and enjoyed their friendly banter and found them very respectful. Could not recommend them highly enough.’

Interested in our boiler services? Get in touch with our team by giving us a call on 01752 695050 or by visiting our contact page