One of the most essential items in your home, yet one you might take for granted, is your trusty boiler.

This expensive item keeps hot water flowing and your home warm all winter, but it can be costly if it breaks down. To ensure that it works well all year round, it’s good common sense to have it serviced regularly.

Western Fuel offer experienced boiler technicians across the South West, and know the benefits of regularly servicing your boiler.

Key benefits

  1. Energy efficiency: If you want your boiler to use energy in the most efficient way possible, then keep it regularly serviced. This will also help keep the bills down, a must when utility costs seem ever-rising.
  2. Extend the life of your boiler: Get your boiler serviced once a year to ensure that it has a lengthy lifespan.
  3. Safety: Regular maintenance will ensure that freak accidents from gas leaks don’t happen, so you can keep your home safe.
  4. Insurance: If your boiler breaks down and you have cover, the insurance company will require a record of the boiler being serviced in order to honour your claim.

Frequency of boiler service

It’s important to keep your boiler in tip-top working order by having it serviced annually. The best time to book your boiler service is coming towards the end of summer, as it will likely have been inactive for a while and this is when it’s more likely to develop issues.

Having your boiler serviced at the end of summer will ensure it’s working well throughout the winter so that you don’t find yourself in a situation without hot water or heating in freezing November!

Do keep an eye out for any visible problems – such as heated water coming out an unusual colour, water leaks or if you spot any corrosion on the body of the boiler.

If you spot anything unusual, give Western Fuel a call and we’ll come out to inspect the problem and provide high quality repairs if necessary.

What does a full boiler service entail from Western Fuel?

  • All the components of the boiler are tested
  • The pipes and components are thoroughly cleaned
  • Any faulty parts are replaced

Tips for good boiler maintenance

Having your boiler serviced once a year is ideal, but there are also some tips to follow to maintain it throughout the year.

  • Test it regularly: When you aren’t using your boiler, check it by running it for 10-15 minutes. You should do this every couple of months.
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm: If the fuel in your boiler isn’t burning properly, it can produce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, which can leak into your home and be fatal. Get a carbon monoxide alarm installed so you can protect your family from this lethal, odourless gas.
  • Call Western Fuel for any issues: Boilers can be dangerous and are complicated if you aren’t an expert with them. Don’t take it on yourself to repair little things, you could cause a bigger issue, or put yourself at risk.

Expert boiler servicing in the South West

If you want to book in your annual service or have an issue with your boiler, call the trusted experts at Western Fuel on 01278 431451 or email Based across the South West, we provide high quality agricultural fuels and boiler servicing to the region.