How Often Should I Service My Boiler and Why?

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How Often Should I Service My Boiler

Setting the date for your annual boiler service should be as routine as booking in a yearly sight test, or a trip to the dentist or even a reminder to send someone’s birthday card. It needs to happen routinely. However, do you know why an annual boiler service is recommended or do you think it’s an area where you can cut corners? Let’s take a look at why you should have your boiler serviced regularly, and how it can in fact save you in the long run.

You Don’t Notice It Until It’s Gone

We’re very fortunate, thanks to modern utilities, that we can usually rely and depend on our boiler for our creature comforts. We take it for granted that there will be hot water for washing and bathing. We might try to keep our thermostat down a notch, but we fundamentally know we’ll be warm tonight.

However, your boiler is a workhorse that’s a bit of an unsung hero. It’s dependable. Until it breaks.

And you can almost bet that sod’s law means it will break down in the depths of an icy spell when you’ve got the in-laws coming to stay.

It’s great that you can depend on your modern boiler. However, your boiler is less likely to throw any nasty surprises your way, and last for a full life, if you have an annual boiler service. Like any other machine it needs regular checks and maintenance to ensure that all of its components are working properly, or replaced before they cause a cascade of problems.

So, an annual boiler service will save you from unexpected nasty surprises and unwanted disruption. However, it’s more than that – it will also ensure your boiler runs as efficiently as it can (and that means lower bills). It also makes sure that it is safe.

Boiler Woes – What Can Go Wrong?

Well, rather like a car, things can and do occasionally go wrong with a boiler. Wear and tear from being used day in, day out, can create a problem that grows if it isn’t intercepted in time. By discovering a fault when it is small and simple, a qualified Gas Safe engineer can carry out the repairs quickly and cheaply and stop small faults becoming big issues. What’s more, the work is planned rather than happening in an emergency.

Excellent Efficiency

Modern boilers are considerably more efficient than their predecessors. However, in order to continue in that vein, they need to be adequately maintained. An annual boiler service is frequent enough to ensure excellent efficiency. During the service, the engineer will be ensuring that your boiler works to capacity by testing all of the parts, and replacing any if necessary.

Superior Safety

Again, we take it for granted that our modern boilers are safe – and for the most part, they are. However, the consequences of excess carbon monoxide, or a gas leak, can be dire. To safeguard you and your family are safe from any potential problems, careful testing during an annual boiler service can ensure your boiler is safe. As carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic the first signs of flu, cough and colds, or a virus, you need to be sure your boiler is always operating safely.

Annual Boiler Services

However, we know that you don’t tend to think of your boiler on a regular basis. It’s doing its job and your life is busy, so why should you? That’s why we’ve developed our care service plans. All of our plans include an annual boiler service. That’s how important we believe it is.

We offer five different levels of Care Service Plan – all with an annual boiler service carried out by a Gas Safe engineer – which start from just £6 a month. That’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind that you don’t need to remember to diarise when the 12 months is up, and to know that your boiler is in safe and efficient condition.

Compare our different plans here, or call us on 0333 939 0161 to book your annual boiler service

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