So, Why is it important to have your boiler serviced? Boiler servicing is a common household task that should be regularly done but often gets overlooked or put off until it’s too late.
We take our cars for an MOT each year to make sure they are safe, and your boiler shouldn’t be any different. Our heating engineers are often called out to faulty boilers with substantial repair costs that could have been avoided if they had been properly maintained.
It’s easy to forget to book your boiler in for a service if it all seems to be working correctly but it is still an important check for your home, and we’re going to explain to you just how important it is to get your boiler serviced.
Why should I get my boiler serviced?
Why do boilers need servicing?
Keep your boiler running smoothly
No matter the age of your boiler, it should be serviced regularly to ensure it is working as it should. It may feel like a costly task, but it can help you save money in the long run as it will ensure your boiler is working smoothly, meaning you can enjoy a cosy, happy home.
Avoid high repair/replacement costs
We are often called out to boilers that have not been serviced regularly or looked after properly which results in expensive repairs or replacements. These valuable problems can often be avoided if you just regularly book your boiler in for a service.
In some cases, your boiler warranty will only be valid through regular boiler servicing so be sure to check the rules and regulations of your boiler guarantee!
Potentially save on your energy bills
During a boiler service our engineers will check a variety of things to ensure your boiler is working correctly. You could argue that having a boiler service itself is an expensive task but by checking it is working correctly it will save you money in the long run as an efficient boiler will use less energy resulting in lower energy bills. The efficiency of your boiler depends on its age and model.
Keep your home safe
When our engineers carry out your boiler service they will check for leaks and problems that can have harmful consequences. A faulty boiler can be dangerous and could potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Therefore, it is crucial to get your boiler checked regularly to ensure any issues are detected and to give you piece of mind that you aren’t putting your household in danger.
It’s the law for landlords
How often should a boiler be serviced by law?
If you are a landlord, then it is a legal requirement that you have annual gas safety checks carried out on your property. These checks include other appliances as well as boilers which our engineers can carry out for you. Visit our Gas Certificates page to find out more.
What happens during a boiler service?
Here are a few things our heating engineers will look at to check that your boiler is working efficiently:
- Safety devices are working properly
- The gas pressure and flow rate are correct
- Signs of damage or corrosion in the internal main components
- No leaks in the water and gas pipework
- Flue and combustion gases are safe and fall within permitted levels
Your boiler service won’t take long so stop putting it off and get it booked today!
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
We recommend that you annually service your boiler to ensure it is working safely and efficiently. Different insurance policies and boiler warranties may have different requirements so it may be worth checking these to ensure you are covered.
The end of summer is an ideal time to book your boiler in for its service to make sure it is running smoothly in time for winter so you can enjoy a snug and toasty home during those colder months
When was the last time you serviced your boiler?
If you can’t remember or if it was longer than 12 months ago then that’s a sign to book yours in ASAP! You will not only save money on your energy bills but also keep your household warm and safe.
Our expert heating engineers are here to help you with your boiler and any other heating issues you may have.
Get in touch today to book an annual boiler service and maintenance with Avenue Heating!