Gas Boiler

What time of year should I service my boiler?

It is recommended to have your boiler serviced in the summer or early autumn months, before your energy requirements start increasing for winter. This reduces the chance of a boiler breakdown when your home needs heating the most.

Can I service my own boiler?

No, it is not recommended to service your own boiler as it is important to have the correct qualifications and knowledge to do so safely. It is also a legal requirement to have a Gas Safe registered engineer carry out work on gas appliances

Do I need to turn boiler off before service?

It is not necessary to turn off your boiler before a service, as the engineer can do this as part of the service process, however it’s recommended to turn your boiler off before the service. This will ensure that it has time to cool down, allowing the engineer to work on it safely and efficiently.

What happens if you don’t service a boiler?

If you don’t service your boiler, it may become less efficient. A lack of maintenance can also increase the likelihood of breakdowns and expensive repairs. Boiler Guarantees can become void. It may also become unsafe, as faults can go undetected and lead to gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Do they check radiators on a boiler service?

While radiator checks are not typically included in a boiler service, a qualified engineer may be able to perform additional checks on the system if requested. Ask CRS Matrix about extending a standard service package to include checking the radiators.

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