Getting your boiler service can often be low on the priority list and something you’ll eventually get round to in a couple of years. However, the truth is that an annual service is essential to keeping your boiler running properly. Not only that, but annual boiler services are also a requirement for legal and warranty purposes, as we shall explain shortly.
So, without further ado, here are five reasons you need to book in your boiler service year-in and year-out.
1. Keep Your Boiler Running Efficiently
Your boiler will gradually become less efficient over time as parts begin to wear out. This means that your boiler will have to work harder and harder to heat your home, using more energy and costing you more money on your energy bills.
A service can help identify any issues affecting the efficiency of your boiler, and your heating engineer can undertake repairs to rectify them. Plus, services help to protect your boiler investment by ensuring it lasts for as long as possible, prolonging the life of your boilers for several years compared to unmaintained models.
2. Spot Potential Problems Early Before They Become Catastrophic
If you leave it too long between services, any potential problems with your boiler are likely to go unnoticed until they cause a breakdown. This could happen at the most inconvenient time and leave you without heating or hot water until a heating engineer can come out to fix the problem.
During a service, your engineer can spot any minor issues that may cause considerable problems later on. This gives you the chance to fix the problem before it becomes serious, avoiding an unexpected and costly boiler breakdown later down the line.
3. Keep Your Warranty Valid
When you bought your boiler, it likely came with a warranty. Some of these warranties last as long as a decade, giving you excellent protection should anything go wrong with your boiler in the first few years.
However, to keep the warranty valid, you will need to get your boiler serviced every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Without a service, your warranty will be void, and you would have to pay for repairs out of your own pocket should something go wrong.
4. Comply With The Law
In the UK, all landlords must ensure that their rental properties have a valid Gas Safety certificate. This proves that all the gas appliances in the property, including the boiler, have been serviced and are safe to use.
If you don’t get your boiler serviced and something goes wrong, you could be liable for any damages or even face prosecution.
5. Get Peace Of Mind Regarding the Safety of Your Family
An annual boiler service gives you peace of mind that your boiler is safe and running as efficiently as possible. You can relax knowing that your family is safe from threats posed by your boiler, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, which causes more than 4,000 people to go to A&E every year.
Because carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas, it’s almost impossible to detect. Getting a heating engineer to service your boiler annually means that you can be sure there are no deadly leaks, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Contact Wirral Plumbers Today to Book Your Boiler Service
As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to get your boiler serviced every year. Not only will it save you money in the long run and help you meet your warranty and/or legal obligations, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that your boiler is safe and running as efficiently as possible.
Wirral Plumbers offer a range of plumbing and heating services, including boiler servicing. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers are on hand to help keep your boiler running smoothly all year round. Contact us today on 0758 0395 493 to book a service or request more information about our other services.