“Why service your boiler regularly?” is a question we hear a lot. Isn’t it just a quick way for plumbers and heating engineers to make money? What could have gone wrong in 12 months? My boiler isn’t that old, what’s the point? There isn’t just one reason to get your boiler serviced regularly, there are several, and they are pretty compelling.
Boilers are at the heart of the modern home, powering both the heating and the hot water. They’re also one of the most expensive, but essential items we possess.
Yet most of us forget about our boilers until they start causing us trouble – and by then it could be too late!
Here are just some of the reasons why it’s important to get your boiler serviced regularly:
Gas leaks are very uncommon in boilers, but can be exceptionally dangerous.
Having your boiler regularly serviced will ensure that your boiler is working safely, as well as efficiently.
Most importantly, your boiler must be checked for carbon monoxide leakage.
Boilers that aren’t properly installed, maintained or ventilated can produce carbon monoxide, often dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because it is both odourless and tasteless.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for flu-like illnesses causing headaches, tiredness, dizziness, nausea and breathlessness.
Undetected carbon monoxide in your home can be fatal.
Make sure you fit a carbon monoxide monitor as close to your boiler as is practical.
You Can Make the Right Choice When You Need a New Boiler:
When the time comes to replace your boiler, a quality serviceman should be able to provide you with qualified, professional and unbiased advice on products that will meet your specific needs and budget.
This will help you make an informed decision when the time comes to replace your boiler, saving you money.
Performing a boiler service is the best way of being sure that your boiler is running as effectively and efficiently as possible.
When carrying out a service, a qualified engineer will inspect all of your boiler’s components and replace any parts that are no longer operating properly. Therefore, leaving your home with a fully operational and efficient boiler.
A boiler which isn’t fully efficient will cost you more money on your fuel bill, the cost of a service will be balanced or outweighed by the savings you will make.
This still applies if your boiler is relatively new, identify any small problems before they become disasters. Whatever your boiler’s age, you’ll make significant savings on your household energy bill by performing regular boiler checks.
The Law for Landlords:
If you’re a landlord, it is your legal duty to guarantee that your properties have a current Gas Safety Certificate.
Only Gas Safe Register official engineers are qualified to complete this gas safety check and issue a CP12 Inspection Certificate to verify it.
The Gas Safe Register has replaced CORGI registration, and is now the official list of gas safe engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances.
It Will Save You Money!
Often, minor boiler faults can develop into full-blown problems which cost lots of money.
An annual service stop this from happening, saving you money and future stress.
The replacement of old parts prevents the development of more serious problems so you won’t end up paying out for costly repairs later down the line.
The peace of mind that you, your family and your home is safe with its current boiler is well worth the price of an annual check.
Contact us at Complheat Maintenance and Repair Services