Installing a gas fire is a great way to add heat to your home.  As well as adding a stylish focal point to your living space.

However, like with all gas appliances, it is vital that your gas fire is properly maintained.  Failing to do so increases the risk of fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Worryingly, 700,000 incidents relating to unsafe gas appliances were reported over the period of a year in 2018.

That is why it is critical that you have your gas fire serviced annually by a Gas Safe engineer.

So, what is involved in a Gas Fire Service?

The purpose of a gas fire service is to make sure your gas fire is working correctly and is safe to use.  The Gas Safe engineer will check each part of your appliance.  Performing tasks such as checking seals, unblocking the flue, ensuring no leaks and cleaning the hard to reach areas that impact the performance of your fire.

My fire seems to be working fine, why should I get it done?

It can be hard to detect a fault in a gas fire without proper inspection.  Often the fault is only noticed by the owner once it has developed into something more serious.

Benefits of having your gas fire serviced include:

Health and Safety – First and foremost, an unsafe gas fire can pose a serious risk to life.  A gas fire service reduces the risk and keeps you and your family safe.

Saves money –  A well-maintained gas fire is an efficient gas fire, meaning that you aren’t burning money every time you turn it on.  Also, early detection of faults can save you money on costly repairs and replacement further down the line.

Warranty –  If your gas fire is still under guarantee, failing to have it serviced annually may invalidate its warranty.  Warranty varies by manufacturer – but with many offering extended warranties of between 5-15 years, it is worthwhile having your gas fire serviced in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

How long will the Gas Fire Service take?

The time it takes for the service varies depending on the size and style of the gas fire.  Allow for approximately 1-2 hours for the inspection plus time if any repairs are necessary.  If we are carrying out the inspection for you, we can provide you with a more accurate time once we have evaluated the job.

How much does a Gas Fire Service cost?

Like with time, the cost varies depending on appliance size and style.  The price list below is an example of our pricing structure.

Standard inset gas fire – £75
Free standing gas fire – £90
Small designer inset fire – £150
Large designer inset fire – £200

Any repairs required will incur additional charges.  If we are carrying out the service for you, we will always discuss the repairs needed before going ahead.

Ready to get your gas fire serviced and get your home ready for winter?  Get in touch to get booked in.

Areas Covered

Our supply, survey and installation service covers the following areas:

Bournemouth  Winton  Moordown  Charminster  Northbourne   Boscombe   Poole   Broadstone Canford Heath  Canford Cliffs   Corfe Mullen  Parkstone   Christchurch   Southbourne   New Milton   Wimborne  Ferndown   Verwood   Ringwood  West Moors   Branksome   Queens Park   Wareham   Swanage  Dorchester   Blandford   Salisbury   Shaftesbury   Sturminster Newton