Benefits of an Annual Boiler Service
Servicing your boiler can be easily forgotten, but regular checks and maintenance of your boiler can have many benefits. This article will explore our top reasons to ensure your boiler is serviced every year.
Protect Those You Care About
A faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous. An annual boiler service can help safeguard against fires, explosions, gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is deadly gas that can kill quickly and without warning. In addition to an annual boiler service, fitting an audible carbon monoxide alarm can help protect those you care about from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
An annual boiler service can help ensure your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible, and help prevent heating fuel wastage. Not only will this save money on your energy bills but it'll also reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment.
Save Money on Boiler Repairs
By servicing your boiler annually you can improve the reliability of your heating system, minimise future boiler repairs and extend your boiler's lifespan. Regular checks and maintenance could discover minor issues that, left unresolved, could cause more significant issues, increase future repair costs, or delay a potential, and expensive, necessity to replace your old boiler.
Ensure Your Boiler Guarantee is Valid
Not having an annual boiler service on a newly-installed boiler could invalidate your guarantee. Many manufacturer guarantees require your new boiler to be serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer every twelve months. For example, the Ideal Guarantee for its Logic and Logic+ boiler range states, "at the end of each 12 month period, the boiler must be serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Should this condition not be met, the boiler guarantee will lapse."
Save Your Shivers!
An annual boiler service is best conducted before the colder months. There's nothing worse than attempting to turn on the heating in the autumn and discovering a fault. Servicing your boiler before the cold snap can help spread the cost as you won't be paying for increased fuel usage whilst the heating isn't on.
Stay Legal (businesses and landlords only)
Both commercial premises and rented accommodation legally require gas safety certificates to be issued every twelve months. By law, boilers, pipework, flues and other gas appliances must be repaired and maintained in a safe condition, with Gas Safety Records readily available and kept on record for two years. It is recommended that an annual boiler service is conducted simultaneously to ensure gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently.
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