Getting your boiler serviced every year can be a bit of a pain, you might have to stay in all day or book a day off from work. So you may be asking a common question we get: Do I really need to get it serviced?
A lot of people forget to get their boiler serviced or think that because it seems to be working fine that it doesn’t need looking at. It may be working fine now with no clear issues but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t get serviced as there could be underlying problems you might not have noticed.
So we’ve put together a list of reasons why servicing your boiler every year is important:
Detect problems from the start
There might be small undetectable problems you will have missed but a trained engineer can spot. These might be little problems now but with a boiler, any problem can become a big one fast.
A faulty boiler could end up being extremely dangerous to you and your family. Thousands of people end up in A&E every year with carbon monoxide poisoning due to leaking boilers. According to the NHS, at least 25 people die each year from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales.
It’s simply not worth the risk of leaving the boiler for years without a Gas Safety engineer taking a look at it.
Improve heating efficiency
If you’ve got heating problems in your home you might be putting it down to draughty windows or having an old house with poor insulation.
However, the problem could very well be your boiler or thermostat. This is something an engineer can pick up on and advise you on how best to address the problem. You might need to have repairs or even decide to replace it.
Save money on repairs
If you make sure your boiler is working correctly on a regular basis, this can end up saving you on future repairs. You don’t want to wait five years and find out that there’s tons of things wrong with it.
Getting an engineer to look at it once a year will help to identify smaller problems before they snowball into larger ones that you have to pay out to get fixed all at once.
If you have a business, you are legally obliged to keep your gas appliances well maintained and safe to use. You must be able to provide a genuine Gas Safe certificate for gas boilers.
If you’re interested in getting your boiler serviced, you can get in contact with us on 0151 605 0881 for a quote or advice.