The answer to the question of how often should you service your boiler rather depends on what type of boiler you have. If you have an electric boiler, it needs very little if no maintenance. The only things that tend to go wrong with them are the thermostats, the elements and getting furred-up if you live in a hard water area.

How often should you service your boiler if it’s a gas boiler?

Gas boilers on the other hand need to be services on an annual basis. This is when knowing a good boiler service London based contractor comes in handy. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are one of the best and most popular boiler specialists in the South London area. Have a quick browse through our website to see what we mean.

If the answer to the question of how often should you service your boiler, in the case of gas boilers, is every 12 months – you may wonder why this is. The answer is down to the fact that appliances that heat using real flames, can give off carbon monoxide fumes if the fuel they use isn’t burned properly.

The dangers of CO poisoning

Carbon monoxide or CO poisoning as it is often referred to, claims lives. If an appliance is emitting CO fumes in an unventilated or poorly ventilated room, it can lull unsuspecting victims to sleep. Depending on how long the victims remain asleep, the damage to their health can vary.

If victims awake or are awoken after only a few minutes, the damage may be no more than a bad headache. Long periods of unconsciousness can lead to brain damage (through oxygen starvation) and eventually death.

A real flame is a physical thing. It means that over time it will cause a build up of soot in flues and burners and this can cause the fuel, to not be properly burned. This is when CO emissions can begin. British Gas recommends that all gas appliances should be checked very 12-months. Theses checks are to ensure the appliance is functioning efficiently, and to look for any signs of CO emissions.

CW Services Plumbing and Heating is a Gas Safe registered boiler service London based contractor

The annual checks do not take long to do, but they should only ever be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. We here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are a Gas Safe registered company and our fitters are individually registered too.

To book your annual service and maintenance check with one of the top boiler service London based contractors, call us here at CW Services on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.