Gas boilers are a crucial component of many households, providing efficient heating and hot water. When it comes to fuel, there are three main types of gas boilers: natural gas, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), and biogas. Natural gas is the most commonly used option due to its wide availability through pipelines. On the other hand, LPG is ideal for properties without access to a natural gas supply as it can be stored in tanks on-site. Biogas is an environmentally friendly alternative that utilises renewable energy sources such as organic waste or sewage. In terms of costs, natural gas tends to be the most cost-effective option due to its widespread usage and availability. However, LPG and biogas may incur higher upfront installation expenses but could yield long-term savings depending on usage patterns. Regardless of the type chosen, regular servicing plays an indispensable role in maintaining boiler efficiency while ensuring safety standards are met. Routine maintenance involves cleaning internal components like heat exchangers and burners from any build-up or debris that might hinder their functionality over time.

Additionally, thorough inspections help identify potential issues early on before they escalate into costly repairs or breakdowns. Apart from servicing and maintenance routines, insuring your boiler can provide peace of mind against unexpected breakdowns or damages caused by normal wear and tear or external factors beyond your control—such as accidental damage or weather-related incidents like flooding. Insurance coverage often extends beyond just repair costs; it encompasses call-out fees for qualified engineers who can swiftly address any issues.

We cover each of these areas  in more detail below.