Homeowners often ignore or don’t see the point in servicing their boilers, but here are some compelling reasons why a regular service of your system makes absolute sense.
Most people only really think of their boiler operating through the winter months, but it’s also working year round heating your water. What begins as a slight problem in the summer months might develop into a complete breakdown when you come to turn the heating on in autumn. An annual service will increase the chances of your engineer detecting any issues early on.
The cost of regular check-ups will actually work out cheaper than a possibly avoidable major malfunction and the cost of replacing the boiler. Servicing your boiler costs less than you think and it definitely costs less than replacing your boiler entirely.
What you spend on servicing your boiler is certainly not a waste of money. An engineer will carry out necessary checks to make sure that your boiler is working efficiently. The efficiency of a boiler will vary according to the model and its age, but improvements in its running will reduce its energy requirements and hence reduce your energy bills. And your carbon footprint.
Safety, obviously, is also a major factor. Leaky boilers can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s estimated that 4000 people are admitted to hospital A&E departments in the UK each year. While 200 are hospitalised and 50 cases result in death. The symptoms of headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and a loss of consciousness are commonly attributed to a number of illnesses and not necessarily to a faulty boiler.
Often you will need to have your boiler serviced every 12 months as a condition of your warranty. Failure to do so may well invalidate your cover. Most boiler warranties and some home and business insurance policies require that you ensure your boiler is safe to use. An annual boiler service will meet most insurance policy requirements, though it’s best to check with your insurance provider just to be sure.
If you’re a landlord, your tenants’ safety is your responsibility. As a result, you are required by law to have annual gas safety checks carried out on boilers and all other gas appliances in your properties.
If you’re in the Swindon area and you need a boiler repair or service, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re an award-winning team of customer service, boiler repair and boiler installation professionals.