How much for a boiler service?

As the world aspires to go green, many home owners are opting for environment friendly boilers in place of electronic water heaters and steamers. This is because boilers use renewable energy sources and hardly ever break down.

However these bio-friendly machines need servicing once in while, just a check up to ensure that they re in the best condition. Over the years, boilers have been reported to cause severe injuries and even death, fatalities that have been attributed to overuse, faulty equipment and gas leaks, all linked to poor or lack of regular maintenance of these home essentials. More reason to have your boiler servicing on your priority list.

So how much for a boiler service? Boiler servicing costs varies from boiler to boiler. Smaller, home boilers may not require technical servicing as they are used less, during the year when it is warm. In fact most homes only use their boilers during the cold seasons of autumn and winter, the rest of the year, the boilers stay unused. It is advisable to service your boiler during summer to avoid unnecessary rush when the cold weather kicks in. It is recommended to service your boiler at least twice a year. Bigger, more advanced boilers for hotels and factories however require specialist and regular servicing.

Some people prefer servicing their own boilers, which is allowed if you have an engineering or mechanical background, but not advisable for people who do not. The results can be fatal. The best recommendation is to get a boiler service from a qualified vendor.

Surprisingly, boiler cleaning services are not expensive. For example service from well known British gas services www.britishgas.co.uk is 79 pounds for small home boilers and up to 409 pounds for bigger more technical’s models. Off course the price varies depending on size, type and condition of boiler. The residence of the client is also a key factor as they tend to include transport costs in their overall charge, especially if you stay too far out of their vicinity.

Alternatively, you can take a boiler insurance cover. This is an insurance cover that takes care of all your repair works .Most service companies have this splendid offer. In the United Kingdom, most companies charge 22 pounds monthly which covers all your regular servicing and repairs. They will replace your boiler incase it gets old or happens to break down completely.

What a boiler service does is check the physical condition of your boiler, identify faults in the heating system, check main boiler components, ensure that there is no obstruction in the terminals, all internal components are tightly sealed and the gas valve is in good condition and well adjusted. This goes a long way in preventing gas related accidents such as explosions.

At the end of the servicing you will get a service charter stipulating the service done on your boiler including the invoice. So you will only pay only for the service done on your boiler. This helps to protect you , just in case the boiler breaks down again when the service company claimed to have repaired it.