Do You Need a Boiler Service or Repair?

Maintaining a boiler in good working order is more than simply keeping your home warm; it's also about safety, efficiency, and avoiding costly breakdowns. It is critical to examine whether your boiler requires servicing or even repair. So, let’s look at some factors to decide whether you need a boiler service or repair

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Boiler Repair vs Boiler Service

boiler repair or boiler service?

When to get a boiler serviced

Regular servicing is essential for ensuring boiler performance and durability. It is recommended that you have your boiler serviced once a year to keep it functioning efficiently and to maintain any manufacturer warranties you may have. 

A typical service includes a comprehensive inspection by a Gas Safe trained engineer to ensure that everything is running safely and efficiently. This includes looking for leaks, assessing the flue and ventilation, testing the gas pressure and flow, and cleaning the major components including the heat exchanger and burner.

Regularly servicing your boiler not only keeps it safe but also increases its efficiency, thereby lowering your heating expenditures. 

When to get a boiler repaired

Some signs that your boiler may require repairs include:

  • Strange Noises: Banging, whistling, or gurgling noises may signal air in the system, low water pressure, or an impending pump failure.
  • Water Leaks: Any indicators of leaking water around the boiler require immediate attention to avoid further damage to the boiler and your property.
  • Behaviour: If your boiler shuts down randomly, fails to heat water to the proper temperature, or offers sporadic heating, it is most likely a sign of underlying problems.
  • Error Codes: Modern boilers use error codes to signal particular problems that require professional care.

If your boiler is relatively new and you're having problems, see if it's still under warranty. If it is, repairs may be covered. However, if your boiler is old and constantly requires repairs, it may be more cost-effective in the long term to replace it completely.

If you haven't had your boiler serviced in over a year, scheduling a service should be a top priority to ensure everything is working properly. If you detect any of the symptoms listed above, you should consult a specialist.

Contact Us for Boiler Services or Repairs

Get in touch with our heating engineers in Fife, Dunfermline, Dundee, Edinburgh, and other surrounding areas for easy service or repair of your boilers. Contact us at 07885 982426 and we'll be happy to help.