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 A service to help keep your boiler running smoothly

 Your gas boiler is an essential part of your home.
You rely on it to bring you heating and hot water.
Carrying out an inspection on your boiler will help keep it running smoothly throughout the year.
A approved Gas safe® registered engineer will conduct a service on your boiler. 

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They will also offer advice and tips on using your heating more efficiently. Having your boiler serviced regularly may reduce the risk of a breakdown, and may also help to prolong the life of your boiler. They will offer a range of cover for gas boiler breakdowns, which all come with a boiler health check.
A service is not a Gas Safe Certificate, you will need to request this as a separate service.
Usually the engineer can do this the same day as a service. 
It is generally recommended that the first service for your new boiler should take place a year from the date it is installed, although some manufacturers also recommend 24 months from the installation date is an acceptable time.

How do you find out when a boiler was last serviced?
It is important to find out how old the boiler is and how regularly it has been serviced.
The previous owner or your estate agent should be able to tell you. If it is due a service, always use a Gas Safe registered engineer. If there is a cold-water tank in the attic, make sure it is clean and that it has a lid fitted.

Should I replace a 20-year-old boiler?
Therefore, any central heating system using a boiler that is more than 20 years old is likely to be made significantly cheaper to run by replacing with a new boiler is going to be more efficient than your 20-year-old boiler? However, as most of the condensing are still set up to run like a non-condensing boiler, so the efficiency is in line with old style boilers, as follows: Over 25 years old: 60-70% efficient. 20 years old: 75% efficient. 15 years old 80-85% efficient boiler. As boilers age – particularly those that are not well maintained – they become less efficient.

Can a boiler last 30 years?
The industry standard advice is to replace your boiler every 10 years; however, some people still have boilers working that are over 30 years old. ... The very old boilers that keep going almost indefinitely do so because there is very little to go wrong in them. This might sound ideal, but they are terrible on gas bills.

Does an old boiler use more gas?
About 60 per cent of your total energy bill for the year is down to your boiler, so upgrading to a more efficient model could save you some money. Most new gas boilers could be up to 95 per cent efficient but boilers that are over 10 years old could see up to a 30 per cent drop.

Is a system boiler better than a combi?
For larger homes with multiple bathrooms, particularly with showers in use at the same time, a system boiler with a large hot water cylinder is nearly always a better option. Bigger combi boilers have been developed to provide lots of hot water, but they can make the heating system less efficient.

What is the best oil-fired boiler to buy?
oil tank in garden
The Home Sage top-rated 5 oil system boilers
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danes moor Utility 12/18 Boiler 90.00%
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danes moor Utility 18/25 Boiler 90.00%
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danes moor 12/18 Boiler 90.00%
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danes moor Utility 25/32 Boiler 91.00%

How much does 2 hours of heating cost?
You can expect to pay around 12p per hour to run a 2 kW LPG heater.
Like with boilers, an LPG gas fire is going to be more expensive than a fire that is connected to mains gas, but it will still come in cheaper than an electric fire.

How often should you replace your combi boiler?
The average boiler lasts around 15 years if well maintained and although a yearly service can improve the lifespan, an older boiler must work harder to heat your home.

What Uses the Most Electricity in My Home?
Air conditioning and heating: 46 percent.
Water heating: 14 percent.
Appliances: 13 percent.
Lighting: 9 percent.
TV and Media Equipment: 4 percent.
Can a combi boiler run 2 showers?
However, combi boilers do not cope well with 2 showers running at the same time in the same property, due to the use of hot water across both showers. ... This is because combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap.

Can I convert combi boiler to system?

The good news is, it is straightforward to switch to a system boiler with unvented cylinder, as it should be able to go in the same space as your old combi.

What is the most economical boiler?
Condensing Boilers
Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.

Can a combi boiler run on oil?
Oil fired combi boilers are exceptionally energy-efficient and save a lot of fuel by heating up water on demand.
Oil is a more efficient fuel than gas, so it gives a good return on every unit of energy.
Typically, a new oil-fired boiler will have an efficiency of 92-95%, compared to 60-70% in the case of older systems.

Are Firebird Boilers any good?
Firebird has gained popularity by producing one of the most efficient range of boilers in the market.
Its 60 different models of boilers use the industry-leading Blue Flame technology which not only saves on energy
but also exceeds the stringent ERP legislation on NOx emissions.

Can a faulty boiler use more gas?
Yes, a faulty boiler could absolutely be dangerous. ...
TIP: If your boiler is old and costing more and more to run in gas, it is a sure sign the boiler will need to be replaced soon.

Can I get a free boiler from British Gas?

information on grants for boilers
A boiler grant is a form of subsidy that enables homeowners and families with low incomes
to have their old boiler system replaced with a brand-new boiler at little or no cost. ...
Boiler grants are subsidised by the 'Big Six' energy suppliers; namely British Gas, EDF Energy, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE.

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It is a good idea to keep the expenses down by asking your Gas Safe Engineer to price a service and gas safety certificate cost. These can be done on the same day. Some companies will charge for extra appliances to be checked too. Make sure you check that your boiler is not electric as this is not regulated under Gas Safe.  Both of these are annual requirements. A service is not required by law, but if you are a landlord the gas safety certificate is.