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How Long Should An Oil Boiler Service Take?


On average, a correctly done boiler service should take somewhere between 1 1/2 and 3 hours. Anything less than 1 1/2 hours and a full service has not been carried out. If the service lasts 20 to 30 minutes then you really should be asking yourself what has happened in that time. Would you be happy if your car service took less than an episode of Eastenders?

An ‘easy’ service on a boiler such as a floor standing Thermecon, without a hospitable brew from the householder can be done in 90 minutes whereas a service carried out on a new Worcester combi condensing boiler can take you into the 3 hour zone.

Remember also, that a service should include an inspection of the oil tank, oil-line and heating system as well as the boiler itself.

If you are worried that a service may not of been carried out correctly, please get in touch for advice.