Are you the type of person to remain on top of their boiler servicing like clockwork or have you been known to slip every now and again? Whatever the case, this year is a particularly important time to remain vigilant and in this article, we’re going to share 5 undeniable reasons why you should have your boiler serviced in time for winter. Let’s get stuck in!
1 – Keep your family comfortable and warm
In the UK alone, some 4000 people a year end up in A&E due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The most common cases of which are due to a faulty gas appliance, such as a poorly maintained boiler.
As such, having your boiler regularly checked is always essential, for the health and safety of your family. Of course now, what with the rising energy costs, it’s always paramount if you wish to keep your family comfortable and warm throughout the winter months.
2 – Keep those energy bills down
The cost of energy in the UK right now is disgraceful, but like it or not there is very little that can be done besides saving as much money as possible. One very effective way to save money and keep those energy bills down is by having your boiler thoroughly checked and serviced in time for winter.
The average boiler service is typically somewhere in the region of £60 to £80, however, it will be cheaper to sort today than it will at the height of winter. Not only that but having your boiler serviced will ensure that there are no underlying issues that may result in a boiler breakdown.
By servicing your boiler, your heating engineer can guarantee that it is in good working order and thus operating as efficiently as possible. This will enable you to heat your home effectively while doing so with as little energy consumption as possible. Only use a trusted professional such as 0800 HomeFix to do this for you.
3 – Meet your guarantee/warranty requirements
Especially if your boiler is still under warranty, you will be required to service it regularly in order to keep it intact. Failing to do so every year can result in the voiding of your warranty, thus leading to an even more expensive repair bill if anything should go wrong.
When in doubt, refer to the T’s and C’s of your policy and double-check. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
4 – Save money on hefty repairs
Again, servicing your boiler can help to spot any potential underlying issues. Such issues may be easily fixed now but, if left unchecked, may lead to a total breakdown – thus costing you an arm and a leg to repair in the long run.
The best way to avoid this kind of situation is by taking preventative measures. Give yourself the peace of mind that you deserve and tick this one off the list.
5 – As a landlord, you are legally obliged
Just as you should have the boilers on your own property checked, you are legally required to do the same for any other properties that you may own and be renting out. In addition to annual boiler servicing, you should also have the necessary gas safety checks carried out on all of the relevant appliances as well.
Remember, only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to carry out such checks so do not attempt to carry out any inspections and repairs by yourself.
The fact is, boiler servicing is rather cheap when compared to the potential damage that can be caused by failing to do so. That, and the average boiler inspection shouldn’t take much longer than 20 to 30-minutes, assuming that no major repair work needs to be done.
While it is always tempting to try and save money – particularly now during such difficult and uncertain times – we urge you to tick this off your winter preparation list and ensure that your boilers are in tip-top shape.
We hope that you have found this article helpful and now recognise the value of servicing your boiler before winter swings around. These are difficult times for everyone and we wish you all the best.