Generally, nobody gives their boiler a second thought until there’s a problem. Whether it’s a lack of hot water or being unable to warm yourselves up on a cold winter night, when your boiler isn’t playing ball it is not fun and it can majorly disrupt your day to day life.
As we have said many times before, prevention is always better than a cure – and one way to prevent these boiler nightmares is to have annual boiler services. Here are our top 4 reasons why you should book your gas or oil boiler in for an annual service:
Every year in the UK, on average, 50 adults and children die due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a leaking boiler. Therefore, the most important reason is to ensure the safety of yourself and the rest of your family in your home (or staff/tenants if you are a business owner or landlord).
During a service, any leaks or weak spots will be found and repaired.
- Save money
Who doesn’t want to save money? Annual services on your boiler can save you money in two ways. Firstly, your energy bills, a service will ensure your boiler is running efficiently. Secondly, it allows faults to be found and fixed before they turn into bigger, more costly problems. A healthy and well maintained boiler is more likely to last longer than one that is not, meaning you don’t have to fork out for a new one.
- Warranty and insurance
Is your boiler under guarantee? Chances are that this is only applicable if it is serviced annually and well maintained. If you are not getting your boiler serviced every 12 months you risk it being void and not being able to claim if it does breakdown.
Some home and business insurance policies will also require that you ensure your boiler is safe to use, an annual service will usually meet these requirements, however, it is always best to check with your insurance provider.
- It is the law (Landlords only)
If you are a landlord, you have a legal obligation to have all gas appliances serviced annually, including boilers. Your tenant’s safety is your responsibility, but it also ensures your property doesn’t get damaged. For more information on our services for landlords, click here.
We are gas and oil safe registered heating engineers covering the M4 corridor from Pembrokeshire to Cardiff and everywhere in-between. If you would like to prevent a break down and have your boiler checked, call us on 01437 807790 or click here to contact us.