Does my boiler need servicing?

We are often asked whether it is necessary to service boilers. The short answer is – “Yes”

Boilers run more efficiently and are safer with regular inspection and servicing. They are also much less prone to breakdowns.

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For the last few years, all new boilers have been high efficiency condensing boilers.  These are much more efficient – but only if they are set up correctly. We often find that they need adjusting during a service both to ensure that they continue to run, but also to get the maximum efficiency. And, with gas costing more and more, this has become very important. The other vital action during a condensing boiler service, is to check the condensate trap is clear. If this fills with debris, the boiler may either stop working – or flood.

Older boilers also get less efficient as they become dirty inside. We often see the end result of lack of servicing, the boiler starts to burn badly, with a yellow flame and very quickly the main heat exchanger can clog up with soot. This is a long tedious and costly job to clean. The service will also spot an incipient problem such as a thermocouple starting to fail. These problems are better sorted out while the boiler is still working, rather than on a cold Saturday night in November!

All gas-burning appliances can be dangerous. A regular competent service ensures that the boiler is working safely, that it is not producing too much Carbon Monoxide and that the flue gasses are going where they should – out of the flue!

A boiler that is under warranty only keeps its warranty if it is serviced regularly – according to the manufacturer’s instructions (normally, this is a yearly service).

It is vital to ensure that the person maintaining your boiler is qualified, experienced and competent. At the very least they should be Gas Safe registered – this is a legal requirement – but also they should have a wealth of experience and knowledge to spot problems and potential problems during the service. We would normally recommend servicing during the summer/autumn so that the boiler is ready for the winter when it will start to work harder.

It is important to develop a relationship with a heating company. If you use the same company for your servicing, alterations etc; when you urgently need them they will come – and come quickly, sending the most appropriate person to cope with your problem.

If you think your boiler is getting due for a service, talk to Carla or Rachel on 01243 370880 or, if you would just like to talk about your boiler or heating system, just call us and one of our engineers will be happy to call you back.

We deal with many manufacturers….

What our clients say …

TaskForce Heating Plumbing

“Great service from the Taskforce team, from phone calls to a new boiler installation which was done to a high standard and hardly any disruption to us”

PM Emsworth June ‘21

“Many thanks for an excellent job!”

MS August ‘22

“Dear Taskforce team, Thank you for your kind and prompt service!”

PH Langstone Oct ‘21

“Many thanks for sorting out my central heating. It all seems in good working order now.”

JB Emsworth September ‘21

“Matthew has not long been round to fix our boiler and we wanted to share our most grateful thanks- not only was he reassuring and knowledgeable, but we also appreciate that he kindly gave up his time after hours to help us. Just another reason why we continue to use Taskforce for our boiler needs!”

MR Westbourne February ‘22

“Thank you very much!”

RB Emsworth July ‘22

“Since your visits and repairs this last Saturday morning the boiler seems to have been running sweetly ever since. I am EXTREMELY grateful.”

CD Chidham June ‘22

“This is to thank you at Taskforce for your very positive, encouraging and prompt responses in coming to the rescue when the Potterton boiler here stopped working.”

MB Emsworth February ‘22

“Thank you so much for a first class service which we have not experienced before. Best wishes!”

TT Westbourne August ‘22

“Thank you so much for your help, especially Matthew. The boiler clock is working well now. Forms completed and enclosed” (customer joining the Taskforce  Response Total heating Care contract)

EP Emsworth September ‘21

“Many thanks for your speedy efforts to keep us dry as well as warm!” (customer had a leak in the bathroom which came through the ceiling…. Then we fixed the boiler!)

SP Emsworth June ‘22

“… a big thank you for the new boiler. Nice to have hot water ‘on tap’ again so to speak! “

Mr B, Purbrook

“Thanks for the good service. I have already recommended you to others needing your services.”

Mr J, Bedhampton

“Thanks for your continued help and support.”

Mrs C, Emsworth

“I just wanted to say that the engineer was fantastic and we will happily reuse your services.”

Mr M,  Waterlooville

“With your advice, it’s good to know that I’m not paying huge bills for heat I don’t need.”

Mrs R Southbourne

“You have been a great company to deal with over the years …”

Mr M  Havant

“We greatly appreciated Matthew’s prompt and efficient response to our call out request.”

Mr F Emsworth

“It was your letter that made all the difference and saved me £600+. Thank you so much.”

Mrs E, Bosham

“Thank you for your help. It has already been useful.”

Mr & Mrs L, Emsworth

“Many thanks to Robert for his helpfulness in answering our questions and friendliness.”

Mr & Mrs Smith, Emsworth

“Many thanks to the young guy who did the work; very clean and polite.”

Mr B Clanfield

“We are very grateful to Dylan for his help and welcomed his cheerful, efficient and profession attitude.”

Mr and Mrs F, Emsworth

“Just today the new boiler installation looks fab – thank to the team.”

Mr A, Milton

“Thank you for your very prompt response to my problem with the boiler.”

Mrs B Bedhampton

“Thanks for coming at short notice …”

Ms J, Emsworth 

“We thank you for your prompt assistance with our boiler problem, please find cheque enclosed.”

Mr and Mrs R, Emsworth

“I would further like to add how appreciative my wife and I were of the service provided. It would not have been very pleasant for us to celebrate Christmas without any heating and we thank Matthew very much indeed for coming out to us on Christmas eve.”

Customer, Hampshire

“I reported a radiator leak, with risk that the ceilings below would be damaged. Taskforce attended within 3 hours…”

Customer from Clanfield, Hampshire

“Taskforce were able to attend within 2 hours, do a temporary fix and return a few days later to fit a new boiler part…”

Mr T, Havant, Hampshire

Great service from the Taskforce team

“Great service from the Taskforce team, from phone calls to a new boiler installation which was done to a high standard and hardly any disruption to us”

PM Emsworth June ‘21

Excellent job!

“Many thanks for an excellent job!”

MS August ‘22

kind and prompt service

“Dear Taskforce team, Thank you for your kind and prompt service!”

PH Langstone Oct ‘21

Many thanks

“Many thanks for sorting out my central heating. It all seems in good working order now.”

JB Emsworth September ‘21

Reassuring and knowledgeable

“Matthew has not long been round to fix our boiler and we wanted to share our most grateful thanks- not only was he reassuring and knowledgeable, but we also appreciate that he kindly gave up his time after hours to help us. Just another reason why we continue to use Taskforce for our boiler needs!”

MR Westbourne February ‘22

Thank you

“Thank you very much!”

RB Emsworth July ‘22

EXTREMELY grateful

“Since your visits and repairs this last Saturday morning the boiler seems to have been running sweetly ever since. I am EXTREMELY grateful.”

CD Chidham June ‘22

Positive, encouraging and prompt responses

“This is to thank you at Taskforce for your very positive, encouraging and prompt responses in coming to the rescue when the Potterton boiler here stopped working.”

MB Emsworth February ‘22

First class service

“Thank you so much for a first class service which we have not experienced before. Best wishes!”

TT Westbourne August ‘22

Thank you so much

“Thank you so much for your help, especially Matthew. The boiler clock is working well now. Forms completed and enclosed” (customer joining the Taskforce  Response Total heating Care contract)

EP Emsworth September ‘21

Many thanks

“Many thanks for your speedy efforts to keep us dry as well as warm!” (customer had a leak in the bathroom which came through the ceiling…. Then we fixed the boiler!)

SP Emsworth June ‘22

Nice to have hot water

“… a big thank you for the new boiler. Nice to have hot water ‘on tap’ again so to speak! “

Mr B, Purbrook

Thanks for the good service

“Thanks for the good service. I have already recommended you to others needing your services.”

Mr J, Bedhampton

Continued help and support

“Thanks for your continued help and support.”

Mrs C, Emsworth

The engineer was fantastic

“I just wanted to say that the engineer was fantastic and we will happily reuse your services.”

Mr M,  Waterlooville

I’m not paying huge bills for heat I don’t need

“With your advice, it’s good to know that I’m not paying huge bills for heat I don’t need.”

Mrs R Southbourne

You have been a great company

“You have been a great company to deal with over the years …”

Mr M  Havant

Prompt and efficient response

“We greatly appreciated Matthew’s prompt and efficient response to our call out request.”

Mr F Emsworth

It was your letter that made all the difference

“It was your letter that made all the difference and saved me £600+. Thank you so much.”

Mrs E, Bosham

Thank you for your help

“Thank you for your help. It has already been useful.”

Mr & Mrs L, Emsworth

Many thanks to Robert

“Many thanks to Robert for his helpfulness in answering our questions and friendliness.”

Mr & Mrs Smith, Emsworth

Many thanks to the young guy

“Many thanks to the young guy who did the work; very clean and polite.”

Mr B Clanfield

We are very grateful to Dylan

“We are very grateful to Dylan for his help and welcomed his cheerful, efficient and profession attitude.”

Mr and Mrs F, Emsworth

Thank to the team

“Just today the new boiler installation looks fab – thank to the team.”

Mr A, Milton

Thank you for your very prompt response

“Thank you for your very prompt response to my problem with the boiler.”

Mrs B Bedhampton

Thanks for coming at short notice

“Thanks for coming at short notice …”

Ms J, Emsworth 

We thank you or your prompt assistance

“We thank you for your prompt assistance with our boiler problem, please find cheque enclosed.”

Mr and Mrs R, Emsworth

We thank Matthew very much

“I would further like to add how appreciative my wife and I were of the service provided. It would not have been very pleasant for us to celebrate Christmas without any heating and we thank Matthew very much indeed for coming out to us on Christmas eve.”

Customer, Hampshire

Customer from Clanfield, Hampshire

“I reported a radiator leak, with risk that the ceilings below would be damaged. Taskforce attended within 3 hours…”

Customer from Clanfield, Hampshire

Mr T, Havant, Hampshire

“Taskforce were able to attend within 2 hours, do a temporary fix and return a few days later to fit a new boiler part…”

Mr T, Havant, Hampshire
TaskForce Heating Plumbing
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