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What Happens During a Boiler Service?

Having an annual boiler service is ideal. An annual service maintains your boiler keeping it efficient. This in turn will lower your energy bills and carbon footprint. A yearly boiler service also keeps your boiler running safely. Our team of highly qualified Gas Safe registered heating engineers at Chalmers Plumbing & Heating can carry out a boiler service for you. We serve the whole of the Glasgow area and can be contacted on either 0141 374 0274 or on 07580 020343.

What do heating engineers do when carrying out a boiler service?

A boiler service will normally include the following:

Visual Inspection

The gas engineer will ensure that your boiler meets current safety standards. The gas engineer will also check for any visible rust, corrosion or damage.

The Boiler Casing

The heating engineer will clean the inside of the boiler. They will check components such as the burner and the heat exchanger.

Flue Checks

The flue pipe will be checked for any obstructions. 

The Operations and The Controls

The heating engineer will check to ensure that all controls and safety features of your boiler are working efficiently.

Any Additional Checks

Adequate ventilation will be checked too.


A record of each test will be taken. A copy of this will be given to the property owner.

Boiler Check Up

The heating engineer will fire up the boiler to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that any changes they have made are working correctly.

what happens during a boiler service?

How long does a boiler service take?

A full boiler service completed by an engineer from Chalmers Plumbing & Heating would normally take about thirty minutes to one hour. The length of the boiler service will depend on the model and make of boiler you own. If a boiler repair is required, the service will take longer.

An annual boiler service is the best course of action. If however your boiler develops a fault before the annual service is due, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. 

The Cost Of A Boiler Service:

The cost of a boiler service can vary. The cost will depend on a few different things such as:

- When you have your boiler serviced - the summer months are often cheaper.

- What type of boiler you have. Whether it is a combi boiler, regular boiler or a standard boiler.

- What fuel type your boiler is.

- Where you live.

- The make and manufacturer of your boiler.

- Where the boiler is situated on your property.

- The rates charged by the heating engineer.

A boiler service can cost between £50 and £140 depending on the above criteria. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Chalmers Plumbing & Heating. 

Our Heating Engineers Glasgow:

The heating engineers here at Chalmers Plumbing & Heating are all Gas Safe registered. We pride ourselves in the high quality of our workmanship. Please head over to our gallery page to view our previous projects.

If your boiler is due a boiler service or you need a boiler repair completed, please contact us today on either 0141 374 0274 or on 07580 020343