Here we cover some of the main reasons why you should keep up with regular boiler services.
1. Safety first
First and foremost, keep you and your family safe. A faulty boiler can be incredibly dangerous and can potentially leak Carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and if exposed to high levels, it can kill.
During your boiler service, a skilled Gas Safe engineer will check your boiler is in good working order and can make adjustments to ensure that it is running at its peak efficiency. They will also clean any parts that have gathered dirt and debris, a build up of grime can lead to an inefficient boiler as well as broken parts in the future
2. Save money on bills
When your engineer carries out the boiler service they will carry out a host of checks to make sure your boiler is working efficiently. This will save you money over time, as a more efficient boiler costs less to run. How efficient your boiler can be all depends on its age and the type you have.
3. Don’t let a small problem become a big problem
If you have a small problem, leaving it can escalate to a big problem which in turn, can leave you with costly repairs. During your boiler service, an engineer can detect and fix any minor problems to help avoid future problems.
4. Keep your warranty intact
During your warranty period, manufacturers require you to have an annual service to keep the warranty valid. If you do not have a service once in every 12 months then your warranty could be void. Therefore if a problem arises, you’re likely to be liable to pay the full repair costs involved.
5. Landlords & renters listen up!
As a landlord, you are legally responsible to have all gas appliances and flues in your residential properties checked every year. The Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate is the proof that you’ve done this.
The penalty for renting a property without a boiler service/ gas safety check includes a substantial fine and/or imprisonment.
If you are in rented accommodation, don’t feel shy asking for this information!
For more information on this matter https://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/faqtenant.htm
You can call Davidsons Plumbing & Heating on 0117 203 4422 to book in a boiler service at a time and date that suits you, our office team will be more than happy to help. Alternatively you can fill out our online boiler service booking form