Getting your boiler serviced that hasn’t ever broken down or caused you too many problems might seem like a waste of money. Just like your car it pays to take care of it and prevent problems happening and will save you money in the long run. A service can improve your boilers efficiency, lower your bills and most importantly give you peace of mind knowing it’s safe.
Service for Safety
Carbon monoxide is odourless, colourless and tasteless, a silent killer which claims the life of around one person a week in the UK and makes up to 200 a year seriously ill according to the NHS. It presents a serious health risk to you and your family. Regular servicing ensures your boiler is working correctly and can help identify problems, such as poor combustion and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning before it happens, whether it’s from faulty installation, lack of maintenance or poor ventilation. If you’re a landlord, an annual boiler service is a legal obligation. For everyone else, it’s just common sense safety.
Service for Efficiency
A serviced boiler makes for a more energy-efficient boiler. We will inspect your boiler for faults with operating pressures and parts, to ensure there is nothing preventing your boiler from operating at its maximum efficiency. That means the potential for savings both on fuel costs and on the cost of a new boiler, as regular services will also help prolong the life of your boiler. Signs that a boiler may need servicing include a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue one; black stains around your gas appliances; a defective pilot light; and increased condensation in the room.
Service for Comfort
We’ve all had that thought, when it’s freezing outside and we’re peering out at the snow, wondering what it would be like if, for some unforeseen reason, the boiler broke down. Winter is the time when we need our boilers most – but it’s also the time when they’re most likely to let us down, simply because they’re getting the most use. To make matters worse, we are at our busiest during the winter. Research published by uswitch.com , shows that last year one-fifth of UK households had a boiler breakdown during the winter, resulting in an average bill in excess of £300. A service can cut down on costly repairs and a freezing cold house by pre-empting minor problems.