Boiler Servicing

Annual Boiler Servicing in Birmingham

When it comes to boiler servicing in Birmingham and surrounding area, Synergy Gas & Plumbing have got you covered. We specialise in providing quality boiler servicing to homeowners across the local Birmingham area, so if you’re in need of a boiler check-up service, you can trust Synergy Gas & Plumbing to service your boiler. Get in touch today to book your Annual Boiler Service in Birmingham and surrounding areas., we’ll arrange a time to best suit you and your requirements.


Why a boiler service is important

Here are just a few reasons why you should get your boiler serviced each year:


A boiler service gives the engineer the opportunity to identify safety issues such as a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which can quickly cause brain damage and, in some cases, death. If you’re concerned that your boiler may not be working correctly, for example the flame is orange rather than blue, you should get in touch with a Gas Safe engineer even if your annual service is not yet due.

Keep heating bills low

As a boiler ages it can become less efficient which means it needs to use more fuel to heat your home which will cost you more money. An annual service will ensure all the components are in the best possible condition and deliver a higher level of efficiency for longer.

Prevent breakdowns

It could be easy to put off getting your boiler serviced in the hope of saving yourself a bit of money, but in the long run, a boiler service will help keep your energy bills down and also spot a potential fault before it happens, saving you from a boiler breakdown and a hefty repair bill.


Your boiler will usually include a manufacturer’s warranty which means any faults that develop in that time will be repaired free of charge. However, this warranty is only valid as long as you get the boiler serviced by a Gas Safe engineer every year.

A new energy efficient boiler will help to reduce your heating bills.

Having a new boiler installed within your home ensures that your boiler is running to its maximum efficiency. If your boiler is running to its maximum efficiency it means that it will be using less fuel to heat your home. This will help to keep your heating bills to a minimum. The more energy efficient your boiler is the more that can be potentially saved from your heating bills.

What happens during a boiler service?

Here are some of the practices your engineer may carry out during their visit:

Visual inspection –

your engineer will check that the boiler still meets current standards and requirements and look for any corrosion or leaks. They will also visually check the flame in your boiler.

Removal of the boiler casing -

they will then check the components to ensure everything is working correctly and then clean the inside of the boiler. These checks should include the heat exchanger, burner, main injector and spark probe.(dependent on manufacturer)

Flue check – the engineer will ensure there are no obstructions in the flue terminals and that the flue is safely fitted.

Gas pressure check -

this will ensure your boiler is working at the correct pressure.

Boiler fired up – this allows the engineer to check for any working faults.

How long does a boiler service take?

A boiler service should take 30-45 minutes  but the time will vary depending on the brand and model. Afterwards, the engineer will likely give you a service report, explaining what they’ve done. Don’t be afraid to ask  any questions, you might have regarding the boiler service, we will likely be very happy to explain things and advise you appropriately.

When should I service my boiler?

As we’ve mentioned, any boiler should be serviced annually, this not only ensures that the heating system is running safely and efficiently but is also a requirement to keep the warranty valid in many cases.

The best time of year is during the summer, when there’s less reliance on your boiler. This way, you know that your boiler is ready to heat your home come the cold winter months. You’ll also find that engineers aren’t as busy at this time of year.

If you’re concerned that your boiler may not be working correctly, it is advisable to get in touch even if your annual service is not yet due as there could be a safety issue.