There are two types of people in this world. Those who exclaim “boiler servicing is a con!” and then wince at the cost of an (unsurprisingly) high boiler repair bill. And those who maintain annual boiler servicing. Be the latter. However, if you need a little more convincing that annual boiler servicing is the best option for your boiler, your home and your wallet, we’ve put together our Top 6 Reasons You Should Service Your Boiler Annually.
Safety First, Always
According to the Department of Health, 4,000 people visit A&E each year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. With the symptoms of CO poisoning comparable to common colds (headaches, dizziness, nausea), often the real cause can be overlooked. The easiest way to protect your family from harm is to ensure your gas appliances are serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Avoid Untimely Breakdowns
We’ve all been there. Something breaks when you least need the hassle, or the cost – so why wait for this to happen? During a boiler service, a Gas Safe registered engineer will check the components of your boiler are working correctly. Those that require changing will be flagged, most importantly, before they fail, giving you the upper hand to replace and repair before the situation worsens. Moreover, if your boiler is a modern condensing appliance, then it is vital the condense trap & condense pipe work is cleaned through regularly. Otherwise the condense will backup & fill your expensive boiler with acidic condensation that will destroy components & metallic surfaces within the boiler.
Save Money on Energy Bills
Penny pinching and looking to save on your home and heating bills? We don’t blame you – and boiler servicing is a great place to start. A boiler operating efficiently will help to keep your energy bills to a minimum, whilst a faulty boiler may burn more gas and send your energy bills skyrocketing. Service your boiler annually and have peace of mind your appliance is operating cost-effectively.
Do Your Bit for the Environment (yes, really…)
OK, so this point links to reason 3 – BUT it’s valid, nonetheless.
Boiler servicing = efficient boiler = reduced fuel wastage = reduced carbon footprint.
It really is as simple as that.
You’ll Stay Under Warranty
Many boiler manufacturers stipulate annual boiler servicing to validate the warranty. Imagine experiencing a breakdown on your 2/3-year-old boiler, to find out by the manufacturer you are not entitled to a FREE repair visit because you failed to maintain annual servicing. Eeeeek.
Landlords, Don’t Break the Law!
For landlords, this should be an obvious one. The Landlord and Tenant Act, 1985 requires landlords to annually safety check (service) all gas appliances in a tenanted property. They must keep a copy of these checks and supply them to the occupant at the beginning of each tenancy. In your own home, boiler servicing is a choice. In your rental property, boiler servicing is the law.
Milton Keynes based (or surrounding) and looking to have your boiler serviced? We can help! At Plumbing & Gas Solutions, we provide commercial and domestic boiler servicing. Gas, Oil, LPG – we have the solution!
TEL: 01908 569031