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  • Writer's pictureLee Morris

Boiler Service - Why it can't be delayed!

To say it’s been an unusual few months would certainly be a bit of an understatement!

With lockdown we’ve had to put so many things off, and no doubt a boiler service will be one of those things that many people have decided to hold off on, to avoid inviting an engineer to their house.

Stopping the spread of Covid-19 is obviously incredibly important, but don’t shelter from one invisible killer, while ignoring the other.

Why should you still have your boiler serviced, even when we’re having to distance ourselves?

Problems can be caught early.

Having your boiler serviced regularly means any problems will be identified before they have chance to do any major damage. The longer a problem is left, the bigger the job will be to fix it. It’s easy to put jobs off over summer when your boiler is only used for hot water, but make sure you don’t set yourself up for your heating not working when it comes to winter!

It’s cheaper in the long run!

If faults are left too long, it could result in your boiler being condemned and needing to be replaced, a much more costly outcome!

It will keep your bills down!

Part of the service is to ensure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible, so your energy bills will be as low as possible. A badly running boiler can easily gradually increase your gas consumption, adding up to a lot on your bills over the winter months.

It will be safe.

Thousands of people go to hospital each year with symptoms of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning, which can leave lasting damage to your health or even be fatal. The symptoms can easily be ignored, as they’re similar to other common illnesses. If you know your boiler is safe, you can have peace of mind that you and your family won’t suffer with CO poisoning.

You’ll stay under warranty.

A correctly fitted boiler will come with a 5-10 year warranty, however, this warranty will only be valid if you have proof that your appliance has regularly been serviced by a qualified engineer.

If you’re a landlord, it’s the law.

To protect the health of tenants, it’s a legal obligation to carry out an annual boiler service and landlord safety certificate, which will include all gas appliances in the home.


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