If you’ve recently had a new boiler installed, you might not have even thought about when is my first boiler service due. It is important you book your boiler in for a regular service to ensure everything is operating safely and efficiently. Most people know that a boiler needs servicing, but they may be unsure when it needs servicing. In this article, we answer your question “when is my first boiler service due”?
So, When is My First Boiler Service Due?
When is my first boiler service due? It is recommended that your first boiler service is due one year after the installation date in order to meet the terms for your warranty, but you should always check with the boiler manufacturer first to confirm. After your first boiler service is completed, you should then have it serviced every 12 months on an ongoing basis.
Booking your boiler in for an annual service will ensure that no new issues have arisen since the last service.
Importance of an Annual Boiler Service
Many people overlook the importance of having an annual boiler service and don’t get their boilers checked regularly. It is important you have a regular service in order to maintain your boiler’s performance and minimise the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
There are three main reasons you should get an annual boiler service these are:
- Safety – One of the most important reasons why you should get an annual boiler service is to keep you and your family safe. There are several factors within a boiler that have the potential for risk such as a gas leak, carbon monoxide, a water leak and electricity anything which could cause a potential spark.
- Efficiency – New boilers are highly efficient so, it’s important you keep its efficiency because a boiler which isn’t operating to full efficiency will cost you more money on your heating bill. Having an annual boiler service will ensure your boiler is performing at its full efficiency.
- Warranty – When you purchase a new boiler, it will come with a warranty which can vary from 2 years up to 10 years depending on the manufacturer and who installed your new boiler. In the small print of your terms it will state that you must have your boiler serviced annually in order to keep the warranty valid. This is standard within the boiler industry in order to promote safety and efficiency.
During your boiler service, a Gas Safe engineer will carry out several checks and tests on your boiler to ensure it is operating safely, effectively and efficiently: without any issues. A boiler service will help to reduce the risk of boiler breakdown and help lengthen its lifespan. Read our boiler service checklist to find out what a gas engineer looks for during a typical boiler service.
For more information read our article 5 reasons to book an annual boiler service.
Book your annual boiler service in with fixx. To arrange your boiler service please call us on 0330 3530 365 or contact us online. One of our friendly helpdesk advisers will book your boiler service in for a date and time which is suitable for you and will minimise disruption to your day.
All our Gas engineers are qualified, knowledgeable on a range leading boiler brands and are on the Gas Safe Register so, you can have peace of mind all boiler services carried out by our engineers are completed safely and efficiently to the highest standard.