Boiler Service: Why You Should Service Your Boiler Annually?

March 8, 2024

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Blue Whale Plumbing and Heating

Wondering why you should bother with a boiler service this year?

Regular boiler servicing is essential for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures the safety of you and your household by identifying any potential issues or hazards that may arise. Secondly, regular servicing helps to keep your boiler working at its optimal efficiency, ensuring that it continues to provide reliable heating and hot water. Lastly, many manufacturers require an annual service in order to maintain the warranty on your boiler. By adhering to these servicing recommendations, you can ensure the longevity and performance of your boiler while prioritising the safety and comfort of your home.

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Boiler Service: Maintaining Optimal Performance of Your Boiler

Servicing your boiler is essential for maintaining optimal performance. Regular maintenance helps to ensure that your boiler operates efficiently and effectively, maximising its lifespan and reducing the risk of unexpected breakdowns.

By regularly servicing your boiler, you can identify and address any issues or potential problems before they escalate, saving you from costly repairs in the long run.

Additionally, a well-maintained boiler operates more safely, minimizing the risk of carbon monoxide leaks and other hazardous situations. Therefore, regular servicing is crucial for the overall efficiency, safety, and longevity of your boiler.

Boiler Service: Preventing Breakdowns

By servicing your boiler annually, you can identify and address problems early, saving on future repairs.

We receive so many avoidable break-down calls once the weather gets colder and people start to switch on their boiler. At this point it is usually harder and more expensive to call out an emergency plumber.

The best advice is, if you can, get your boiler serviced in the spring or summer ready for winter. You can then feel more confident that your boiler will serve you throughout the cold season with hot water and heating.

Boiler Service: Manufacturers Warranty Requirement

Regular boiler servicing is often required by manufacturers to maintain the warranty validity.

By adhering to the manufacturer’s warranty requirement, you can be confident that if your boiler does break-down, you can contact the manufacturer to repair your boiler under warranty.

Most of the boilers that we fit come with an 8-12 year extended manufacturer’s warranty on the boiler, something that you should want to keep. So by servicing your boiler annually, you can protect your investment and avoid any potential unnecessary costs associated with repairs or replacements.

We would highly recommend scheduling an annual boiler servicing to meet the manufacturer’s warranty requirement.

Once we service your boiler, Blue Whale Plumbing and Heating will email you a service reminder to keep you on track with your manufacturer’s warranty.

Boiler Service: Ensuring Safety

Regular boiler servicing improves efficiency, helping to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.


By extending the lifespan of the boiler, regular servicing saves you money in the long run by delaying the need for costly replacements and repairs.


Timely servicing allows for the early detection and resolution of potential issues, minimising the chances of a sudden breakdown and the inconvenience it causes – especially during the winter!


Following the manufacturer’s recommended servicing intervals not only ensures compliance with warranty requirements but also provides peace of mind knowing that any potential issues are covered.


Most importantly, regular servicing enhances safety by identifying and preventing hazards such as carbon monoxide leaks, protecting you and your family from potential harm.

Boiler Service: How much does it cost?

Hopefully we have shown the real cost of not getting your boiler serviced every year. The cost of a service in comparison to breakdown call outs and parts is minimal.

Blue Whale Plumbing and Heating provides boiler servicing throughout Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Stotfold, Baldock and North Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Our boiler service can take between 60-90 minutes. You will receive a gas safe certificate and an email reminder before your next due service date.

We can offer a standard annual service or a full strip down and service of your boiler. A full boiler strip down is usually recommended every 5 – 7 years based on the manufacturer’s guidelines. We offer serving on all system boilers, combi-boilers and hot water cylinders.

To book your boiler service with Blue Whale Plumbing and Heating, get in touch. We charge £85 +VAT for a standard Boiler Service or £150 + parts and VAT for a full strip down (depending on the make and model of your boiler).

You can see a full list of all of our gas and heating services here https://bluewhaleplumbing.co.uk/plumber-in-letchworth-hitchin/