How long is it since your boiler was serviced?

Both like and unlike a modern car, your gas and oil central heating systems need an annual service.

It’s like a car in that there is a fixed service interval of usually a year and it is dissimilar in that every time you walk past your boiler, it doesn’t flash a reminder. Cars do that – which is convenient and which can also be annoying if you’ve already booked a service for three weeks’ time.

A boiler needs an annual service for four primary reasons:

  1. It keeps you and your family (or tenants) safe and healthy
  2. It saves you money
  3. It prevents breakdowns
  4. It doesn’t void your warranty

The first reason should be obvious. Gas is a dangerous substance. It gets burned in your house and CIPHE sum up the potential problems well:

Carbon Monoxide is a real danger to anyone with a fuel burning appliance in the home. This toxic gas is odourless, colourless and tasteless, meaning that most don’t even know they are being poisoned.  Regularly servicing your boiler ensures it is combusting fuel safely and efficiently, minimising the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The elderly and vulnerable are particularly at risk from a faulty boiler and now, April to September, is the perfect time to book a service with CBFM Heating in Gateshead:

And for the elderly, vulnerable or those with young children, ensuring you have a working boiler is a must for the months ahead.  While to most of us, the boiler breaking down is an inconvenience, for some, a lack of heating and hot water can have severe health and financial repercussions.

Likewise, if you’re a landlord, you will be fully aware of legal obligations placed on you to have a gas safety certificate:

It’s not just homeowners who need to take note of boiler maintenance. Landlords are obliged to have a gas safety certificate by law and must ensure their boilers are running safely. An annual boiler service is essential and a relatively inexpensive piece of maintenance to undergo each year.

How we can help with boiler servicing?

We have an expert team of field engineers who can service your boiler across the north east of England. We offer servicing discounts to landlords who need our work at multiple properties or commercial premises.

Boiler servicing packages

We also offer affordable boiler service packages that can be paid for monthly that give you additional benefits too like reduced costs on replacement parts and priority in emergencies, like heating failure.

You can see our packages here that range from £8.50 per month upwards. Or, to save you a click, the prices are below:


Boiler replacement

Need a new boiler?

Any boiler needs to be efficient and suitable for your home situation. We can recommend the best type of boiler from leading brands that come with long warranties, low running costs and high levels of efficiency. A combi gas boiler installation is the benchmark for efficiency, often with smart controls like Economy settings and an ability to link to smart devices like phones for voice control.


  • Award- winning, A-rated boilers
  • Up to 10 years parts & labour warranty
  • Smart thermostat included
  • Local, Gas Safe registered engineers
  • Instant no-obligation quote
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Home cover plans

Plans to keep your mind at ease

We rely on our central heating to keep us warm, so having a boiler you can rely on is extremely important to most homeowners and business owners from our base in Gateshead, where we please clients across the North East.


  • Annual boiler service
  • 24/7 emergency helpline
  • Parts and labour included
  • Network of approved engineers
  • Unlimited callouts for breakdowns & repairs
Home cover plans


Boiler brands we provide