Boiler Servicing

Ensuring your boiler’s efficiency is not just about staying warm but also about safety and cost-effectiveness. At Hollowell Heating, we specialise in providing practical, affordable, and reliable boiler services, including annual checks and maintenance, to keep your heating system in top condition throughout the year. With services spanning Bolton and Greater Manchester, their Gas Safe registered team commits to professionalism, punctuality, honesty, and reliability, underlining the importance of regular boiler servicing for energy efficiency and safety.

Hollowell Heating offers a comprehensive range of services, from boiler servicing and replacement to central heating solutions and general plumbing, designed to meet your every need. Their commitment to quality work and customer satisfaction is evident in the positive reviews and testimonials from those We serve across the Northwest. By choosing us for your boiler service, you’re ensuring the efficiency, reliability, and safety of your heating system, all while keeping boiler service costs manageable.

Why Regular Boiler Service is Crucial

Regular maintenance of your boiler is not just a recommendation; it’s a necessity to ensure the safety and efficiency of your heating system. Here are the key reasons why regular boiler servicing by Hollowell Heating should be part of your annual household maintenance:

  1. Safety First: Annual servicing includes crucial checks for carbon monoxide leaks, which are vital for preventing dangerous gas leaks and ensuring your family’s safety. A Gas Safe registered engineer will inspect the boiler’s components meticulously, significantly reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks.
  1. Efficiency and Cost Savings: Regular servicing helps maintain your boiler’s efficiency. A well-maintained boiler uses less fuel and runs more efficiently, which not only reduces your energy bills but also decreases the likelihood of costly breakdowns and repairs. During the service, engineers perform tasks such as cleaning key components and checking for any operational issues, which help in maintaining optimal performance.
  1. Extended Boiler Lifespan: Like any major appliance, a boiler’s lifespan can be significantly extended through regular check-ups and maintenance. This involves the inspection and cleaning of the burner, heat exchanger, and other crucial parts. By catching issues early during an annual service, you can avoid major malfunctions that might require expensive repairs or even premature replacement of the boiler.

By ensuring your boiler is serviced annually, you’re not only safeguarding your home but also making a sound economic decision that benefits you in the long run.


Hollowell Heating's Boiler Service Process

At Hollowell Heating, we understand the importance of a reliable boiler service, which is why our process is designed to be thorough and efficient, ensuring your boiler operates at peak performance year-round. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect when you choose us for your boiler servicing needs:

Step 1: Booking Your Service

You can easily request a free quote by filling out our online quote form. Once submitted, we will contact you to discuss your needs and arrange a convenient time for the service. Our customer-focused approach ensures that we work around your schedule, providing flexible service times.

Step 2: On the Day of Service

Our Gas Safe registered engineers arrive at your location, ready to carry out a comprehensive boiler service. The typical service appointment lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, during which the following tasks are performed:

  • Initial Inspection: Check for water ingress in the oil tank and perform any necessary remedial work.
  • Safety Checks: Conduct a dip test to check for impurities in the oil line and clean the trap to remove condensation and dirt, ensuring the boiler’s reliability throughout the year.
  • Maintenance Tasks: Replace the nozzle (note: this incurs an additional charge), and clean soot deposits from electrodes or photocells to prevent involuntary operation or failure to light.

Step 3: Completion and Follow-Up

After the service, all waste materials are responsibly removed from your site, leaving your space clean and tidy. We ensure that every aspect of the service is carried out with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Should any issues arise during the service, our engineers are equipped to perform immediate repairs, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine.

By adhering to this structured and detailed service process, Hollowell Heating guarantees not just the efficiency and safety of your boiler, but also your complete satisfaction with our services.

Annual Boiler service

At Hollowell Heating, we emphasise the importance of an annual service for your oil boiler, even if it appears to be functioning correctly. Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your heating system. Here’s what you can expect during our comprehensive annual boiler service:

Expert Installation and Quick Service

Our skilled team can complete most boiler installations within a single day, minimising disruption to your daily routine. This efficiency is part of our commitment to providing you with a seamless and hassle-free experience.

Recommended Annual Servicing

We advise that your oil boiler undergoes servicing annually. This routine check-up is essential not only for maintaining the unit’s efficiency but also for ensuring it operates safely throughout the year. During the service, which typically takes no more than two hours, our Gas Safe registered engineers will perform a thorough inspection and maintenance tasks.

Comprehensive Maintenance Tasks

Our annual service includes a variety of essential maintenance tasks to keep your boiler in optimal condition. Engineers will inspect the boiler’s internal components, clean any parts that may hinder performance, and replace elements like filters or nozzles if necessary. This attention to detail ensures that your boiler remains reliable, efficient, and safe, year after year.

The Range of Services Offered by Hollowell Heating

At Hollowell Heating, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to meet all your heating needs. Whether you require a new installation, routine maintenance, or emergency repairs, our team of Gas Safe registered engineers is here to ensure your home remains warm and safe throughout the year.

Comprehensive Boiler Services

Our services extend beyond simple maintenance, covering a wide range of needs:

  1. Boiler Installation: Expert installation services ensuring your new boiler is fitted correctly and efficiently.
  1. Boiler Servicing: Regular servicing to maintain boiler efficiency and safety, reducing the risk of breakdowns.
  1. Boiler Repairs: Swift and effective repairs to address any issues, minimising downtime and inconvenience.
  1. Central Heating Solutions: From installation to maintenance, ensuring your central heating system operates at peak efficiency.
  1. Gas Services: Including installations and repairs by certified Gas Safe engineers.

Certification and Finance Options

To ensure peace of mind and affordability, we provide:

  • Certification Services: Essential for landlord safety checks and peace of mind for homeowners.
  • Flexible Finance Options: Making it easier to manage the costs associated with boiler and heating services.

By choosing Hollowell Heating, you are opting for a partner who values reliability, quality, and customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible service, tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Gas Safe engineers

At Hollowell Heating, our commitment to your safety and satisfaction is underscored by our team of Gas Safe registered engineers. Here’s why their qualifications matter:

Gas Safe Registration and Qualifications

Our engineers are not only registered under Gas Safe, the only official gas registration body in the UK, but we also hold specific qualifications that allow them to handle various types of gas work. This ensures that any service provided meets the highest standards of safety and efficiency. To verify an engineer’s credentials, each carries a unique 7-digit licence number found on their Gas Safe ID card, assuring you of their legitimacy and expertise.

Mandatory Health and Safety Compliance

Since the transition from CORGI to Gas Safe Register in 2009 and 2010 across different regions, the oversight of gas safety has significantly tightened. Our engineers are required to undergo rigorous assessments to be listed on the Gas Safe Register, which is overseen by the relevant Health and Safety Authority. Regular inspections are conducted on all registered businesses, ensuring continuous adherence to gas safety competencies.

Specialised Services and Safety Measures

Our Gas Safe engineers are equipped to provide comprehensive services, from issuing Building Regulations certificates essential for home transactions to installing carbon monoxide alarms in every habitable room with a gas appliance. For properties with advanced heating systems, our engineers are trained to inspect flues in voids, ensuring We meet the latest safety standards introduced in 2013, which mandate inspection hatches for flue checks.

Boiler Servicing FAQs

You should arrange for your boiler to be serviced at least once per year. Regular servicing ensures your boiler operates efficiently, prevents breakdowns, and avoids potential water or gas leaks. Additionally, failing to maintain annual servicing could lead to decreased boiler performance and may invalidate your warranty.

Only individuals who are Gas Safe registered are legally permitted to service or repair your gas boiler and other gas appliances. Always ensure that the technician servicing your boiler has the appropriate registration.

The cost of servicing a boiler is predominantly due to labour and the time it takes to complete the service. Typically, a boiler service can take between one to two hours, and costs range from £60 to £110.

A boiler service begins with a visual inspection to check for any obvious issues. The service technician will then examine the internal components of the boiler, including ensuring the flue integrity and gas pressure are correct. They will also test the safe operation of the boiler and its system controls during the service.

What Our Customers Say

Abi McLaven
Abi McLaven
Called out Hollowell Heating due to a leaking water cylinder- they came out same day, checked the problem and reassured us it was safe until they came out the following week to replace it and install a new boiler. They did the work whilst we were on holiday, came home to a brand new boiler and water cylinder. The house was left immaculate and the work was done to a fantastic standard. Communication was brilliant. Would recommend Hollowell Heating to anyone - trustworthy, reliable, really friendly and great at what they.
Nick Roberts
Nick Roberts
Highly recommended. Quoted on Monday for a new radiator, installed on Friday. Super quick. Turned up when said he would turn up. Reasonable pricing and ensured my system was safe and working correctly. Also advised on potential repairs required to prevent boiler failure. Would certainly use again.
Jonathan Hoang
Jonathan Hoang
Gillian Stephen
Gillian Stephen
Really professional team. Reliable, trustworthy and helpful. I would highly recommend and use this company again. Thank you!
stephen Moore
stephen Moore
David provided an excellent service, quoted the works and installed our new boiler within a week. No hassle or hard sell. Honest and genuine. Will be inviting him back to quote for other work we need doing. Left no mess whatsoever.
Mark Kay
Mark Kay
Just had a back boiler removed for a combi boiler Dave and team were brilliant highly recommend first class.
Kate Rawlinson
Kate Rawlinson
Lovely efficient service. Polite staff. would highly recommend.
Tracey Moss
Tracey Moss
Extremely pleased with the service from Hollowell heating. Replaced a radiator in the kitchen very efficient would highly recommend

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