Importance of servicing your boiler

Importance of servicing your boiler

You can catch boiler problems early...

It’s easy to forget that you don’t only use your boiler during Winter. You use hot water every day, so everyday your boiler could be running into issues - you might just notice them more when Winter rolls around so now is an ideal time to get it sorted.

Having your boiler serviced annually means that your engineer will be able to identify any problems with your boiler and address them before they do any major (and costly!) damage. Problems with your boiler, no matter how small they may be, will only get worse the longer you ignore them.

 

It's cheaper than replacing your boiler...

Chances are, servicing your Gas or Oil costs less than you think, and is better than having to place your boiler entirely.

Regular checks and maintenance will keep your boiler running properly, and because you’ll be able to fix any issues right away, your boiler will be less likely to break down later on.

 

It'll save money on your energy bills...

As part of your servicing, your engineer will carry out all checks to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently, which will save you money over time. Of course, the model of boiler you have, and how old it is, will determine just how energy efficient it can be, but improving your boiler’s efficiency will mean that it’ll use less energy to run, and will subsequently keep your energy bills low.

 

You can keep your boiler safe...

Not only will servicing your boiler ensure that it’s running efficiently, it’ll also ensure that it’s running safely.  The main health concern that people don’t realise is that many end up with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to faulty boilers.  Servicing your boiler can give you peace of mind that your family are safe - or it’ll let you know that you need to carry out repairs before a faulty boiler seriously affects your health.

 

You'll stay under warranty...

If your boiler is under guarantee, it’s common that this will only apply if you have your boiler serviced on an annual basis.  If you don’t service your boiler for more than 12 months, this may void your warranty, so if it does break down, you won’t be able to claim the money for repairs. Be sure to check the conditions of the warranty on your boiler, and if it requires an annual service, make sure you book one in on time - you don’t want to be caught out.

 

Landlords, it's the law!

If you’re a landlord, you are required by law to have annual safety checks carried out, on all gas appliances in your properties - your tenants’ safety is your responsibility.

The required checks you need to carry out every year do include boilers, but it also includes any other gas appliances you may have.