Not everyone is aware of the importance of boiler servicing, and shockingly a lot of people believe it is an unnecessary annual cost, and unfortunately it is these people that end up with a bit of a shock when they get the repair bill after a boiler breakdown! By having an annual boiler service, you can keep on top of any potential issues with your boiler, helping to keep running efficiently all year round saving you time and money in the long run.
Below our team at ProTecBoilers have put together 5 of the main reasons why an annual boiler service is beneficial:
- Safety – Carbon monoxide is a silent and odourless killer. The department of health state approximately 4000 people a year are affected by carbon monoxide poisoning and over 50 people a year die from it. There is no way of knowing carbon monoxide is present until you start presenting with symptoms. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to those you get with the flu, breathlessness, headaches and nausea. It is strongly advised that everyone using any sort of fuel burning appliance should invest in a carbon monoxide detector, as well as getting a Gas Safe registered engineer to do an annual service to make sure every component is in good working order ad make any necessary repairs.
- Avoid Breakdowns – When you have your boiler serviced by a gas safe engineer, they will check each component of the boiler is working correctly and efficiently. If they identify any faults, they can then repair them quickly before they lead to much more serious and costly problems.
- Warranty – In order to keep your boilers warranty valid, you are required to have an annual boiler service carried out by a gas safe registered engineer. So, if your boiler is only two years old and it experiences a serious fault and you never had your annual boiler services then you would not be entitled to a free repair visit, which could end up being a very costly mistake!
- Save Money – Having your boiler serviced regular will help to keep your boiler running as efficiently as possible, this in turn will help keep your energy bills down. A faulty boiler may not always be apparent, and the first indicator can be your gas bills going through the roof! This can easily be avoided by an annual boiler servicing.
Landlords – This point is only relevant if you are a landlord. The landlord and Tenant Act 1985 state “all landlords must ensure an annual gas safety check is carried out at their tenanted property, this includes the boiler and all gas appliance. Copies of all documentation and certificates must be provided to occupants at the beginning of the tenancy.” It is up to you to decide if you want the boiler serviced at your own home however, in your rental property annual boiler servicing is the law.