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Boiler Servicing

A boiler is a significant investment, so you want to make certain you get the most from it. However, this is only possible if the appliance is always in optimal shape. How do you guarantee that? Through regular servicing. Homeowners constantly hear from manufacturers and heating technicians about the need for boiler maintenance. Not all follow through with it, though. Understandably, the heating unit might not be a priority with everything else going on. Nonetheless, homeowners must set aside the time and money for boiler servicing.

Over time, a boiler can lose its efficiency due to any number of issues. Poor efficiency can lead to other cascading failures that could cost a fortune to fix. Worse still, such damage could be irreparable, requiring you to get a new appliance. Hiring a boiler servicing professional from No1PHD can prevent all that. We are accredited and employ licensed heating experts who provide a range of heating services in and around the UK. You can hire a Gas Safe registered engineer to inspect your boiler for any issues and fix them.

The Need for Boiler Servicing

The most apparent reason to schedule regular checkups for a boiler is to increase its lifespan. The more you use your heating unit, the faster it wears out. Adequate maintenance can reduce the rate of wear, allowing the appliance to last long. Efficiency is a big motivation to get regular boiler servicing. A poorly kept appliance has to work harder than a well-kept one to meet the heating needs of its users. Such a boiler will consume a lot of power, leading to a spike in your energy bills. Maintaining your heating unit can save you a considerable amount, particularly in the cold season when the boiler has to be on the entire time.

Another way you get to save money is by avoiding costly repairs. Some boiler damages start as small problems that went too long without solutions. Repairs can cost a few hundred Pounds, depending on the extent of the damage. Timely inspections allow our technicians to identify even the tiniest of issues. By dealing with this in good time, we can prevent catastrophic failures and save you future costs. It’s practical to spend money on one or two service calls annually.

Without the necessary maintenance, a boiler can become a safety hazard to the people using it. A faulty heating system can lead to the buildup and release of carbon monoxide. Poisonings from non-fire-related carbon monoxide results in several thousand hospitalisations every year. No1PHD can conduct rigorous testing for leaks, ventilation and other issues that might endanger your health.

What it Involves

Knowing what goes on during a boiler service call helps, especially for a first-time homeowner. You can see what you are paying for. A typical service call can take about an hour if nothing is wrong. The engineer will begin with the basics – the controls. Before anything, we need to know if your unit runs properly. During this process, the technician listens for any strange noises that might appear when the appliance comes on. Then we conduct a systemic check to ensure all the components are functioning. Our engineers look for corrosion inside the boiler as well. We are gas leak detection experts, so you can trust that we know where to look.

Technicians make sure that the gas pressure in a boiler installation is accurate. By testing the flue, they eliminate the threat of leaks. We usually have a checklist to run through during the service call, so our technicians don’t miss anything. If by the end of the inspection, the engineer discovers issues, we recommend the next course of action. A full-service report is available if you require it. These reports are vital for recording the health of your unit for the next time it has to get repairs or servicing.


How Often Should You Schedule a Boiler Service?

The degree of use of a boiler determines the amount of care it requires. Winter is the busiest time for boilers, with some appliances running throughout the day. An ageing unit that might be susceptible to damage might require higher maintenance than a brand new one. We recommend boiler owners to plan for servicing at least once a year, so do most manufacturers. However, if you feel that your boiler deserves more care, twice a year wouldn’t hurt. A majority of insurers also requires boiler owners to get annual checkups for their appliances. Confirm with your insurance company. No1PHD provides comprehensive reports that you can submit to an insurer.

At No1PHD, we offer a full suite of heating services. Our boiler maintenance and servicing are some of the best in the UK. Our engineers are well trained to ensure that clients receive the best services. We handle boilers of different sizes, makes and models. If your appliance requires replacement components after servicing, we fit genuine spare parts. We issue gas certificates to property owners to meet legal requirements. Our technicians are up to date on building codes. Customers can trust the authenticity and quality of our boiler service checks we provide.

Contact us for the best in service and price for all your boiler servicing requirements on 08006906777 or email us at,

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