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Boiler Maintenance & Servicing in Tonbridge

There is no doubt that boiler maintenance and servicing is a crucial element to running a functional home. It provides you with essential heat and hot water all throughout the year.

Even the highest quality boilers of today, despite being extremely reliable, are bound to fail and kick up problems. Especially if they’re not effectively maintained and serviced. There are certain steps you should be taking to keep your boiler or heating system in full working order. Arranging regular boiler servicing & maintenance is one of the most prevalent ways to keep on top of your boilers health status.

Keep reading our article below to find out why boiler maintenance & servicing is so important, what it involves and how FixLink can help you to increase the longevity of your boiler. And keep problems at bay before they happen, causing you much unnecessary stress.

The Benefits Of Having Your Boiler Serviced Frequently

Greater reliability

Nobody wants to deal with the sheer inconvenience a boiler breaking down. Regular servicing plays an important role in preventing these emergencies from happening.

Unserviced appliances are deemed at greater risk of developing issues. Not only that, but arranging an emergency repair can be extremely expensive and stressful. Especially if it’s in the middle of winter and all the heating engineers are busy around the country.

Scheduling in frequent boiler services will help ensure that any potential issues are identified and dealt with in the early stages. This will prevent them from getting worse and happening when you need your boiler most.


Modern combi boilers and condensing boilers are known to be highly efficient. This is true, but they don’t continue to perform at their best unless you maintain and service them properly.

This means getting your boiler or heating system serviced and maintained in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

If you don’t get your heating appliances checked over by a qualified gas engineer on a regular basis, it is likely to under-perform, leaving you facing higher fuel bills among other issues.

Increase The LifeSpan Of Your Boiler

When you identify boiler problems quickly with regular servicing and maintenance, you also enhance the lifespan of your boiler and heating system. This saves you money over the longer term as you will be waiting longer before having to pay for a new heating system or boiler.

Enhance Your Safety

Failing to arrange your boiler service and maintenance can put you and your family at risk. It may mean that serious problems, such as a carbon monoxide leak, could go unnoticed. This would endanger the people in your home.

During a standard gas boiler service, your FixLink Gas Safe Registered engineer, Mark, will look carefully for any issues. Helping you to benefit from greater peace of mind and safety for your family.

How much does Boiler Maintenance & Servicing cost?

According to the EcoExperts: ‘The average cost of a one-off boiler service is around £72, although the work can cost anywhere between £60 and £100.

Large national firms tend to charge around 25 to 50% more for a boiler service than local businesses.’

What Is The Best Type Of Boiler Cover?

Which? surveyed a staggering 1,123 boiler breakdown cover customers about their supplier’s customer service, response times and value for money. So we can tell you which brands boiler owners recommend. Take a look at the results of the survey here.

How Often Should I Get My Boiler Maintained & Serviced?

Boilers often break down when you least expect them to – and it’s often in the winter. We all know there couldn’t be a worse time of year to be living in a cold house with no heating or hot water. As well as no access to cheap boiler service.

Furthermore, the cost of calling out a boiler engineer can be expensive. It can involve lots of calling around to try and find someone who is available and able to come out quickly.

That’s why it’s best to be ahead of the curve, get your boiler serviced in the middle of summer, far ahead of the cold weather. That way, when you turn your boiler on come the winter, you’ll have complete peace of mind that everything works and your family is safe and warm.

How Long Does A Boiler Service Take?

A boiler service will last at least 30 minutes. The time can vary depending on the brand of boiler and model. After your boiler service, the engineer will likely give you a service report. It will explain what they’ve done and highlight any issues they’ve identified with your heating system.

Who Can Service & Maintain My Boiler?

A boiler service is an extremely important part of running your home. It is strongly recommended by all of the main boiler manufacturers across the board.

It is important that, on an annual basis, you undertake a boiler service by a Gas Safe registered engineer. They will assess, appropriately service and maintain your property’s boiler.

Whether the property in question is your home or if you are the landlord and rent the property out, the boiler servicing is your responsibility.