Boiler Maintenance FAQs [2021]

We often get asked the same questions about boiler maintenance so we thought we'd compile a list of boiler maintenance FAQ's for 2021. However, before we get into that, if you'd like to find out more about our boiler & heating services we offer here at DC Heating and Plumbing, please take a look at our services page or give us a call on, 07725 520980. We look forward to hearing from you. Now onto the frequently asked questions...

What benefits come along with ensuring regular boiler maintenance?  

These benefits include: 

  •  Ensure your boiler is working efficiently and keeping energy costs low 
  • Dealing with any issues are dealt with earlier, saving you money on any future repair costs 
  • Thorough tests and inspections are carried out to help boost the overall performance the increases lifespan of your boiler as well as ensuring its safety

What's the easiest way to maintain a boiler? 

Getting a regular professional boiler service from a Gas Safe heating engineer ensures that checks, tests and repairs are carried out to the highest standards and safety. It also means that any issues that are found during the tests can be resolved by an industry professional. 

What happens during a boiler service? 

During your boiler service our Gas Safe registered engineers carry out a boiler service, we make sure that your boiler is thoroughly tested and inspected. We also ensure that your boiler is functioning as close to 100% efficiency as possible and remove any build-up of dust and debris. Following the completion of all the necessary tests checks and inspections as long as the boiler meets our requirements, we will be happy to issue a Gas Safe certificate. 

How often should I get my boiler serviced? 

Boilers should be serviced at least once per year. Not only will this keep your warranty valid but it will ensure the safety of your house and keep your monthly bills lower. Furthermore, if you are a landlord, you are required by law to service any gas appliances in your property every year or whenever you have a new tenant. Please remember to keep yourself and your household safe all boiler servicing should be carried out by qualified Gas Safe registered engineers.

How long does it take to carry out? 

We try to carry out our servicing promptly and aim to service your boiler within 30-40 minutes but this is entirely situation-dependent and if there are issues with your boiler it may take longer. 

Contact us today for our boiler maintenance services 

You can take a look at our service page if you'd like to know even more about the services we offer across the Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer, Bexhill and Laughton areas. Or If you'd like to get in contact with us about our services, you can do so by calling us on, 07725 520980 or sending us an email via our email address at,

Thanks for reading our FAQs we hope they have helped and to hear from you soon.