How we're operating during the COVID-19 pandemic

Find out more How we’re operating during COVID-19
  • Get the best quotes, fast!
  • Over 5,000 engineers across the UK
  • Gas Safe registered engineers

Need a New Boiler?

Get FREE no-obligation quotes now!

  • No delays! Get quotes today
  • Compare quotes & get the best prices
  • Gas Safe & OFTEC registered engineers
 4.8 stars

1,366 reviews

 4.8 stars

1,366 reviews

UK Not Servicing Boilers Often Enough

17th Jun 2011

Homeowners in the UK are not servicing their boilers regularly enough, running the risk of them operating less effectively, breaking down, or at worst, face exposure to dangerous carbon monoxide fumes.

That’s the findings of a recent survey by Carillion Energy Services, which reveals that 26% of homes in the UK have not had their central heating boilers serviced in the last 12 months. To keep a boiler running efficiently, it must be serviced at least once a year.

“Most manufacturers recommend this, and in fact, it’s a requirement for most warranties,” explains Vince Barry, the marketing manager for Carillion Energy Services.

“The danger is that with everyone’s personal budget so stretched at the moment people will delay, or even avoid, having their boiler serviced at all, and it really isn’t a good idea,” he added.

This means that with approximately 26 million households in the UK, 6.7 million are running wasteful boilers, collectively spending an unnecessary £400 million a year.

According to the Carbon Trust, a non-serviced boiler can use around 10% more energy than a well-maintained boiler.

Boiler Guide Team

About the author

Boiler Guide Team

Boiler Guide has been home to a host of heating experts who have helped millions of UK homeowners searching for advice and guidance. If you’ve got heating questions, we’ll have the answers.

Need a new boiler?

Get FREE no-obligation quotes now!

Excellent 4.8 out of 5

Find local heating engineers

Find approved boiler engineers
in your area.

Begin your search by entering your postcode below.