Getting the best boiler service

Plumber carrying out a boiler service

Guide to getting the best boiler service

A boiler service is essential to keeping your boiler running smoothly and safely. A well-maintained boiler will last longer and run more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills in the long run. By scheduling a regular boiler service, you can ensure that your boiler is always in good working condition.

How much does a boiler service cost?

Annual boiler cover packages can be a great way to ensure that your boiler is serviced and maintained regularly, preventing any major problems from occurring. One-off boiler services can also be a good option, especially if you only need a boiler service once a year or less. However, one-off services can be more expensive than annual packages, so it's important to compare the two options before deciding which is best for you.

When it comes to getting your boiler serviced, it's important to find a reputable and reliable company that can do the job right. A one-off service for a gas boiler should cost between £60 and £100, while the average price for an electric boiler is £86. Of course, the price may vary depending on the type.

The cost of a boiler cover package averages £297 per year. While this may seem like a lot of money, it is actually a very good investment. A boiler cover package can help to ensure that your boiler is properly serviced and maintained, which can help to prevent costly repairs in the future. Additionally, many boiler cover packages include a 24/7 service, which means you can call for help at any time of the day or night.

Boiler service tips

When it comes to boiler service, many people are unsure of what is included or what they should be checking for. In order to ensure you're getting the best possible service, ask what will be included in the package and check that the basics are covered. This will help to avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.

The basics that should be covered in any good boiler service include a check of the boiler itself, the pipework and the controls. The engineer should also check your boiler's flue to ensure it is operating correctly and safely. If you have a gas boiler, they will also need to check for any leaks.

Once these basic checks have been carried out, the engineer will then test your boiler to make sure it is operating correctly and at its most efficient. This will help to keep your energy bills down and extend the life of your boiler.

If you're looking for a comprehensive boiler service, ask about additional services that could be included. These might include a power flush of your system or a complete system overhaul.

Most new boilers typically come with cover for parts and labour in the first one or two years. This means that if something goes wrong with your boiler during that time, you will not have to pay for the repairs. This can be a great relief, as boiler repairs can be expensive.

Boiler servicing information by firm

SSE

SSE offers an annual service for £90 in which a Gas Safe registered engineer will come to your home to service your boiler. The engineer will clean and check the boiler, as well as test the safety devices and make any necessary adjustments. This service can help to ensure that your boiler is running safely and efficiently, and may help to prevent breakdowns.

Prices start from £20.45 a month and vary depending on the length of service chosen. This can be a great way to keep your boiler in good condition and ensure that it is running safely and efficiently.

How Long service takes: 1-hour

cost: The cost of a one-off service is around £90, while an annual contract costs about £245.40.

Scottish Power

If you're a Scottish Power customer, you may be eligible for an annual boiler service. This service is offered at a price, and it comes with a number of benefits.

Some of the benefits of the annual boiler service include:

-A safety check to ensure that your boiler is functioning safely and efficiently

-Discounts on parts and labour if your boiler needs to be repaired

-A Gas Safety Certificate, which is a legal requirement if you have a gas-powered boiler

-Priority access to Scottish Power's emergency call-out service

If you're interested in getting the annual boiler service, you can contact Scottish Power directly to find out more. You can also read our guide to boiler servicing to learn more about what's involved in a service.

How Long service takes: 38 minutes

Cost: For an annual contract, the price starts at £126 (with a £99 call-out cost) or £226.80 (with a £0 call-out cost).

HomeServe

If your boiler is in need of a service, HomeServe offers one-off boiler servicing for a price of £96. This includes a safety check, full clean and gas pressure test. If any faults are found, they will be fixed free of charge.

If you have a Promox, Powermax, Ferroli, Keston or Gledhill boiler and need service or repair, HomeServe is not the company for you. they do not service or repair these brands of boilers.

How Long service takes: 45 minutes

Cost: A one-time service costs from £243.96 for a one-year contract (or £100 excess, £96 in your first year) or £305.16 for an annual contract (or £60 excess, £138 in your first year)

Independents

The cost and length of an independent boiler service vary depending on a number of factors. One of the most important factors is the type of boiler that needs servicing. A gas boiler, for example, will usually need a more comprehensive service than an oil-fired one.

Some services are more expensive because they include parts replacements as well as labour. If you have an older boiler, it’s likely that parts will need to be replaced more often. This is something you should discuss with your heating engineer before they start work

Independent traders are often very busy and may not be able to respond as quickly as big companies. This is because they have a smaller staff, meaning that everyone has to do multiple jobs. In addition, they often have less money to spend on advertising and marketing, which means that they rely more on word-of-mouth referrals. As a result, it can be more difficult to get in touch with an independent trader.

When looking for a gas engineer to service your boiler, it is important to find somebody that you feel confident with and can call back on a regular basis. If you have a preferred engineer, be sure to ask them for a quote before considering any other services. Some companies offer preferential rates for customers who have been with them for a certain amount

For more info and tips check out our guide to central heating systems

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