Boilers represent a long-term investment. When installed correctly, your Wirral home’s boiler could last up to 15 years. However, the key to making your investment go further is boiler servicing.
Regular boiler maintenance and servicing will ensure that you get the most out of your boiler and keep your boiler warranty valid. But how often should you have your boiler serviced, when is the best time to have it serviced, and who should carry out these procedures?
Below we provide a helpful guide to boiler servicing to ensure that your new Wirral boiler stands the test of time.
How Often Should You Service Your Wirral Boiler?
Your boiler servicing requirements will depend on the type of boiler you have and your relationship to your property.
Wirral landlords are legally required to service their property’s boiler and flue system annually. If you are a homeowner, it is in your best interest to service your boiler regularly but you are not required by law to do so.
The average boiler should be serviced at least once a year. During boiler servicing, a qualified heating engineer will inspect your unit to ensure that your heating system is working efficiently and safely.
Oil and gas boilers should be serviced annually, but electric boilers can be serviced less frequently. However, it’s always an excellent idea to regularly service your boiler regardless in order to increase efficiency and reduce future repair costs.
Who Should Service Your Wirral Boiler?
Your boiler must be serviced by an appropriately qualified engineer, depending on the type of boiler you have. The heating engineer you choose should also be experienced to ensure that you’re getting high-quality boiler servicing.
According to UK law, gas boilers can only be serviced by Gas Safe registered heating engineers. Oil boilers, on the other hand, must be serviced by an OFTEC registered engineer.
Your chosen boiler servicing company should show you their ID before carrying out any boiler servicing at your home. Their ID will help you verify their credentials and give you peace of mind that the servicing work they are about to carry out complies with the law.
When Should You Service Your Wirral Boiler?
The best time to service your Wirral boiler is during summer. During winter, boiler installation and plumbing companies are flooded with emergency callouts, including boiler repairs. Therefore, servicing your boiler before the colder weather sets in will prepare you for the winter months and reduce the chances of your boiler letting you down at the worst possible moment.
You could also save on servicing costs as some boiler companies offer reduced boiler servicing rates during summer when they are traditionally quieter.
Why Choose Wirral Plumbers for Your Boiler Servicing Needs?
Wirral Plumbing is a Gas Safe registered boiler installation company with over 20 years’ experience. As a reputable plumbing company in Wirral, we continuously strive to provide high-quality plumbing and heating services to both new and existing clients.
As an experienced outfit, we suggest that you service your boiler at least once every 12 months. Boiler servicing will give you confidence that your heating system is functioning as efficiently as possible and ensures that your boiler warranty remains valid should anything go awry in between services.
Regular boiler servicing also reduces your chances of running up high energy bills, suffering a carbon monoxide leak, or experiencing a boiler breakdown.