How can I tell how old my boiler is?

After moving into a new property, is there any way I can tell how old my boiler is? If I have any concerns, can I also access its servicing history; is this possible?

Asked by Greg on 20th Jan 2022
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"You can call the manufacturer and provide them with the serial number. For some boilers, you can read it from the serial number. You should also have a service record in the original installation manual"
Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"Hi, if the service history is not available with the manufacturers instructions there is Noway of knowing history.
We can tell you the age of your boiler from the make and model.
If you have just moved on it’s always good to get your boiler
Serviced if you’re unsure of history.
Ultimate gas"
Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"If you look for the GC number and contact the manufacturer they would be able to give you an idea of the year it was made/installed if registered."
Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
"Take the serial number from the boiler and GC number and go online or phone manufacturer and they will tell you or if you have service book it will be on the commissioned page"
Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"Get the serial number off boiler and contact the manufacturer"
Answered on 27th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"You can call the manufacturer and provide them your boiler serial number. Or if it was registered when installed they just require your address."
Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"You should have a booklet that states how many years of service it has had (a bit like a benchmark )

The only way to tell how old a boiler is by identifying the serial number if you can get in touch with me I would gladly be willing to help ., can find out if it’s still under warranty also.

Have a great day


Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2018 - report
"If it is a new build house you should have received a pack up from the builder with everything you need. If it’s not a new build your solicitor should have asked for a buildings compliance certificate from the previous owner and asked for its service history or at least asked for it to be serviced before completion.
If none of this is possible, find the boiler serial number(usually underneath, on top or in the front pull-down panel). Then go online and there are numerous sites that tell you how to identify the year of manufacture from the serial number (all manufacturers are different). If the serial number cannot be seen it will be inside the boiler case. In this event, you will need a gas safe registered engineer to find it for you."
Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
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