Central Heating Survey and System Inspection

The last thing you want is to buy a property, only to find out there’s trouble with the heating system. With a central heating survey (also known as the homebuyer’s or pre-purchase central heating survey), you’ll know what you’re getting before you buy. We perform a visual assessment of your system and provide a report detailing its condition and ability to meet your hot water needs. In the event that changes or upgrades are needed, estimate costs are provided.

Customers sometimes use this information to negotiate a reduction in the sale price of a property they’re buying to offset the cost of these changes.

We’ll look for visible signs of existing and potential issues, e.g. if a radiator’s too small to reliably heat a room, evidence of water leaks or corrosion etc. All of our gas engineers are Gas Safe registered, making them fully qualified to perform these checks on your behalf.

A central heating survey is a visual inspection, and no physical checks or changes will be made. If physical checks are needed or you have heating or hot water issues, we recommend booking in a reactive visit instead at the half-hour rate (one-hour minimum).

Customer reviews

  • We needed a gas engineer in a hurry on a Saturday. Our call was answered straight away and we had a gas engineer with us a few hours later. After a thorough investigation he could not find a fault in our property so he kindly called the national grid on our behalf who came to check the gas supply outside of the house. We appreciated that he thought to do this.

    Helen, Homerton, E9

  • Prompt, polite, professional service. The gas engineer was at my house within the hour. Really couldn't be more efficient. I highly recommend Aspect for emergency call outs.

    Lynn, Muswell Hill, N10

  • Arrived on time (after calling beforehand) and serviced our gas fire. He explained a couple of helpful things I didn’t know and left me with a signed gas safety record. I feel much happier the fire has been properly serviced and wouldn’t hesitate to use Aspect again.

    Rita, Dulwich Village, SE21

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 24 hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated technical support team
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge
  • ULEZ charge

Assessing your home’s heating system

If you want someone to assess the condition of your own home central heating system, we can do that too. A member of the team will perform a survey at the half-hourly rate, before providing a fixed quote for any recommended upgrades. They can also perform physical tests for a more detailed assessment than what you’d normally get from a standard central heating survey.

Need your boiler serviced instead?

A central heating system survey is not an alternative to getting your boiler serviced, which is an important health check of your boiler that should be performed each year. It’s also vital for keeping your boiler’s warranty intact. In addition, a central heating survey is separate to the Gas Safety Record (or CP12), which is a certified safety check of your gas appliances and a legal requirement for landlords of tenanted properties.

Our guarantee and accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with Gas Safe and a member of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). In addition, the Aspect Guarantee covers our tradesmen’s workmanship for up to 12 months.

When you book a central heating survey from one of our heating engineers, you can count on getting the advice you need from an experienced member of the team.

You can learn more before booking a central heating survey.  Request a callback

Account customers

We have a dedicated team of account handlers to support multi-site customers and commercial properties. These include: Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Retail, Landlords, Letting Agencies, Hotels, Schools, Embassies, Care Homes and more.

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