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6 reasons to get your boiler serviced annually

June 4, 2018

Boiler serviced annually

Boilers are an essential part of every household. Providing hot water and heating, whenever you need it. There are many reasons as to why you should get your boiler serviced regularly. The energy that you use from your boiler represents over half of your energy bills and so it is essential for you to make sure that your boiler is maintained and that it is working as efficiently as possible. There are 6 main reasons why you should get your boiler serviced, these include:

  • Preventing Potential Problems
  • Ensure Efficiency
  • Cheaper Than Replacement Boiler
  • Save on Energy Bills
  • Guarantee Safety
  • Law for Landlords

Preventing Problems

When your boiler gets serviced, the engineers will make sure that all the required measures and regulations are up to standard to ensure that your boiler is running as safely and efficiently as possible. There are many problems that can occur within a boiler and so it is vital that you tend to any problems as soon as possible to prevent your boiler getting damaged to the point of no repair. The most common problems that are found within boilers, include:

  • Broken thermostats
  • Pressure problems
  • Valve issues
  • Problems with ignition
  • Motor failure
  • Leaking pipes

Servicing your boiler will help to source these potential problems before the state of these problems get worse. Getting your boiler serviced will save you money from the costly repairs or spending more money on a replacement boiler.

Ensure Efficiency

When a boiler isn’t working to its full capacity, it can have a huge impact on your energy bills. Regular boiler servicing can check to see if your boiler is working as efficiently as possible. An engineer will inspect all the different components within your boiler and advise on any of any ways to increase efficiency and consequently cut down your energy bills.

Being energy efficient is important for both the environment and economy. The more efficient you are, the less it costs to operate. It also reduces carbon footprint, meaning that fewer greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere.

Many old boilers aren’t very efficient and you may want to look into getting a new boiler, to save energy and money.

Guarantee Safety

Without realising you may be releasing carbon monoxide into your home, due to incorrectly installed or badly maintained boilers. To prevent any ill-health or even fatalities, it is crucial that you get your boiler serviced regularly, so that fully qualified engineers can assess the situation and find any mishaps within the assembly of your boiler.

If you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted in your home, then you may be unaware of the risks that you are applying to your health. The usual symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and losing consciousness. As these symptoms are similar to common illnesses, many people overlook them and don’t understand the real harm that is being caused within their body.

Replacement Boilers

Regular boiler servicing can make sure that your boiler is working as it should be. Without these checks ups, it means that there could be problems are that progressively getting worse. Sometimes, these problems may get past the point where they can be repaired and so you will have to look into getting your boiler replaced.

The approximate cost for a new boiler and the installation can cost from £1-2k. Having regular servicing can save you a lot of money as it can find possible problems before they occur.

Save on Energy Bills

If your boiler isn’t running as efficiently as possible then you could be wasted a lot of money. When your boiler isn’t working to its full capability then it could use more energy for it to function, as it is it working harder than it needs to. The more efficient your boiler is, the more money you save.

Getting your boiler serviced by professionals can ensure that your boiler is working to the best of its competence. Inspecting the boiler, checking against the necessary measures and regulations, makes sure that the boiler has no problems and that it is working as safely and efficiently problems. When there are any problems then engineers will advise on what needs to be done to make the boiler work better.

Law for Landlords

Legally, it is required for landlords to get their boilers serviced at their properties, as part of the Gas Safety Checks. Landlords are responsible for the safety of their tenants and making sure that their properties are as safe as possible.

Overall, there are many benefits as to why you should get your boiler serviced; whether it be to save money, prevent any health problems or create less problems for the environment. Make sure you get your boiler serviced as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so.

Content provided by Heat-Tec 2000 Ltd.

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