Your boiler could be considered the heart of your home: providing you and your family with hot water and welcoming warmth, all year round. For this reason, a broken down boiler is the last thing you’ll want, especially in the midst of winter. Having your boiler serviced annually is a simple measure you can take to prevent it from breaking down and wreaking household havoc.
Undetected boiler issues can cost homeowners thousands of pounds down the line. And if you’re a landlord, you’ll know that it’s a requirement by law to have your tenants’ boilers serviced annually to avoid huge fines.
So what does an annual service include, how much does it cost, and is it really good value for money?
What Happens When You Book Your Appointment
When you make a boiler service appointment, a gas safety engineer will pop round to your home to conduct an inspection. They’ll then begin running tests on your boiler to make sure it’s running safely and smoothly.
While the task at hand may seem simple, sometimes the tests can take the best part of a whole day to complete, especially if the engineer comes across any issues.
How Will The Engineer Check For Issues?
During the service, your boiler engineer will be checking for issues in the following ways:
● Conducting a visual inspection to ensure your boiler is located in a safe and suitable place, compliant with government regulations.
● Firing up the appliance to make sure the burner pressure and gas rates are correct – this helps to prevent leakage.
● Removing your boiler’s casing to check its internal components (and cleaning them if necessary).
● Conducting what’s known as a ‘flue test’ – this is what makes sure your boiler’s emissions are safe.
Once your engineer has conducted all of the relevant tests and inspections, they’ll be off. You’ll be left with a boiler that’s safe, efficient and ready to serve your household for another year.
How Much Will The Boiler Service Cost?
Annual inspections are reasonably priced (between £55-£80 depending on your provider). Due to the risks associated with broken boilers (deadly leaks, explosions etc.) an annual service should be in everyone’s diary. It’s a quick, simple and effective way to ensure year-round boiler safety, efficiency and reliability.
How Can I Arrange My Boiler Service?
If you’re living on the Wirral or in the surrounding area, we’ll be happy to assist you in your annual boiler inspection. Simply get in touch with us on 0758 0395 493 to speak to one of our friendly experts. We’ll help ensure your boiler is safe, compliant and always ready to serve you.