Why should you get your boiler serviced?

Someone recently told us that their annual boiler service was like having their car serviced: it was something they knew they should do, but sometimes just never got round to it. We shared a smile over this, but, on thinking about what was said, there are obvious comparisons. It's much worse when something goes wrong! We know many people see their car service as time wasted when they could be at work, or enjoying some family activity, or the like. Yet, if they are on a trip somewhere and their car suddenly develops a fault, it can be a fractious,…