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How long does a boiler service take?

How long it takes to service your boiler depends on a few factors, such as the type of boiler you have, its age and its condition. It doesn’t typically take long, and it’s always worth doing to keep your boiler working well and ensure your peace of mind.

Let’s explore how long boiler servicing takes.

How long does a boiler service take?

Here’s how long your boiler service will typically take based on the type of boiler you have:

  • Combi boiler: 30 minutes
  • Regular boiler: 1.5 hours
  • System boiler: 1 hour
  • Oil boiler: 1 to 2 hours

Bear in mind that these are ballpark averages. The exact duration of your boiler service will depend on the make and model of your boiler, its age and its condition.

For instance, a combi boiler usually takes around 30 minutes to service. However, it could take up to an hour and a half if it’s older and needs more work doing to it.

Usually, the cost of your boiler service won’t be influenced by the time it takes. Rather, it’ll come at a fixed cost. That said, if any work needs to be done to your boiler, you’ll need to pay extra for this.

Remember, although it can be tempting to skip a boiler service to save money, it’s an important part of your boiler’s upkeep and can prevent any small niggles from becoming bigger and more expensive problems later down the line. Not only that, but it’s extremely important for your safety!

You should get your boiler serviced once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer (or an OFTEC registered engineer if you have an oil boiler).

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