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Witten by Bernard Morgan (Engineer) & Adam Apperley (Marketing). Published: February 2, 2024. Updated: May 9, 2024

Your boilers first service

A new boiler represents a significant investment in your home’s comfort. While new installations can run without immediate care, even new boilers require servicing. This guide outlines when your new boiler needs its first service and the importance of adhering to a yearly maintenance schedule.

Regular servicing is crucial for maintaining the efficiency and safety of your new boiler, no matter the boiler type. The first service should be conducted one year after installation and annually thereafter.

This will prevent issues like particle build-up, seal damage and carbon monoxide leaks. You will also ensure your warranty validity and maintain optimal efficiency. Delaying service can lead to safety risks and increased utility bills.

When does your boiler need its first service?

The first service for your new boiler is due one year after its installation. This initial check-up is crucial for ensuring the system operates as intended. It’s the beginning of an annual maintenance routine that keeps your boiler running smoothly. Regular servicing is not just a recommendation; it’s a necessity for several reasons:

  • Safety: Annual services can detect and prevent carbon monoxide leaks, a dangerous and potentially fatal risk associated with faulty boilers.
  • Warranty Requirements: To keep your boiler’s warranty valid, manufacturers often require proof of yearly servicing.
  • Efficiency Maintenance: Regular checks help your boiler run more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills over time.

What Happens During a Boiler Service?

A comprehensive boiler service includes key steps to ensure your boiler’s safety and efficiency:

  • General Inspection: The service begins with a visual inspection to identify any immediate issues.
  • Pressure and Flue Check: Essential for ensuring the boiler operates safely and within the correct parameters.
  • Cleaning Vital Components: Certain parts of the boiler are cleaned to maintain optimal performance.
  • Expansion Vessel Check: Ensures the vessel is functioning correctly to maintain pressure levels.
  • Component Checks: Electrical connections, fans, and seals are inspected for proper maintenance.
  • Final Safety Checks: The boiler is restarted to ensure it operates correctly.


Neglecting your boiler’s first service can decrease efficiency, lead to potential safety hazards, and invalidated warranties. By scheduling an annual service, you ensure your boiler remains a reliable source of warmth and comfort for your home.

Remember, if you suspect a gas leak or carbon monoxide issue, immediately evacuate and contact the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.

If you had your boiler installed through Boilerhut, we want to look after you for the life of your boiler. Give us a call to book your service. You’ll protect your warranty and your comfort. Call us on 029 2009 8087.

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