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Harding Heating Ltd is a trusted Gas Safe® registered plumber that installs and services boilers and heating in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and the surrounding Shropshire area.

Why Should I Service My Boiler?

Your boiler is an essential part of your home, providing you with hot water and heating whenever you need it. However, like any other machine, boilers can break down, develop faults or become less efficient over time. That's why regular boiler servicing is essential. In this blog post, we'll explore why you should service your boiler in Shropshire and answer some common questions related to boiler servicing.


What is Boiler Servicing?


Boiler servicing is a process in which a qualified gas engineer inspects your boiler to make sure it is running safely and efficiently. During the service, the engineer will clean the boiler's internal components, check the pressure and gas flow, and perform any necessary repairs. A boiler service typically takes around an hour to complete and can be scheduled at a time that suits you.


Why is Boiler Servicing Important?


Boiler servicing is important for several reasons:

  1. Safety: Faulty boilers can leak carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas that can be fatal. Shropshire residents are at an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the county's rural nature and the prevalence of solid fuel heating systems. A regular boiler service can identify any potential safety issues and prevent accidents from happening.

  2. Efficiency: Shropshire residents rely heavily on their heating systems due to the county's colder climate. Over time, boilers can become less efficient due to the build-up of dirt and debris. A regular service can ensure that your boiler is running at maximum efficiency, which can save you money on your energy bills.

  3. Reliability: Shropshire residents are more likely to experience boiler breakdowns due to the county's rural nature and the limited availability of gas engineers. Regular boiler servicing can identify any potential issues before they become major problems. This can prevent your boiler from breaking down when you need it the most and can save you money on costly repairs.

What Does a Boiler Service Involve?


A boiler service typically involves the following steps:

  1. Visual Inspection: The engineer will inspect the boiler for any signs of damage or wear and tear.

  2. Component Check: The engineer will check the internal components of the boiler, including the heat exchanger, burner, and ignition system.

  3. Cleaning: The engineer will clean the internal components of the boiler to remove any dirt and debris.

  4. Pressure Check: The engineer will check the pressure of the boiler to ensure it is at the correct level.

  5. Gas Safety Check: The engineer will check the gas flow and ensure that the boiler is running safely.

  6. Flue Inspection: The engineer will inspect the flue to ensure that it is clear and free from obstructions.

  7. Report: The engineer will provide you with a report detailing the results of the service, including any repairs or recommendations.

How Often Should I Service My Boiler in Shropshire?


Boiler manufacturers recommend that you have your boiler serviced annually. However, if your boiler is old or has a history of problems, you may want to consider more frequent servicing, especially if you live in Shropshire.


How much does a Boiler Service Cost?


With Harding Heating, a boiler service typically costs £150. Call us to find out more.


What are the Benefits of Regular Boiler Servicing?


Regular boiler servicing offers several benefits to Shropshire residents, including:

  1. Safety: Regular servicing can identify any potential safety issues and prevent accidents from happening, particularly when using solid fuel heating systems.

  2. Efficiency: A regularly serviced boiler will run at maximum efficiency, which can save you money on your energy bills, particularly during the colder months.

  3. Reliability: Regular servicing can identify any potential issues before they become major problems, preventing your boiler from breaking down when you need it the most, especially when living in a rural area with

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