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Why You Should Service Your Boiler in Time for Winter

If you take good care of your boiler, your boiler will take good care of you.

 

Having a working, energy-efficient boiler is essential for any property. Providing warmth and hot water to your home, your boiler helps to keep it running smoothly. But why is it so important to service your boiler, especially as winter approaches? 

 

Here are 5 reasons why boiler servicing is key.

Catches any problems early

Having your boiler serviced annually means that any problems that may occur are likely to be caught during your boiler service, preventing them from growing and causing major damage to your boiler. By doing so saves you money as major damage can be expensive to repair, much more so than the cost of a boiler service.

Cheaper than boiler replacement

People often don’t realise how important their boiler and its maintenance is until it is too late. A boiler service, however, is a proactive approach to helping reduce the chance of faults or detecting issues early before they become a bigger problem long term. The small cost of a boiler service can help to save you from a significant cost during a boiler breakdown when your boiler is beyond repair and requires replacement.

 

Boiler replacement can be costly. Maintaining a healthy, efficient boiler by servicing it regularly could make your boiler last much longer. The average lifespan of a boiler is between 10 and 15 years, but with thorough maintenance and annual servicing, it can last longer

Reduces your energy bill

A boiler service can increase the efficiency of your boiler and even reduce your energy bills. As your boiler gets older, it naturally becomes less efficient. However, regular servicing can help to slow down this process, keeping it working efficiently for longer. By doing so, it can keep your energy costs down.

Keeps your boiler safe

A boiler service and maintenance can decrease the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home, keeping you and your loved ones safe. Carbon monoxide is a by-product produced by your central heating system and a well maintained boiler directs this out of your property. However, if your boiler isn’t working properly, it can lead to it not being able to get rid of the carbon monoxide, potentially causing carbon monoxide poisoning. 

The best way to prevent a gas leak is to have your boiler serviced regularly. This is because boiler servicing involves checking for already existing leaks as well as checking your boiler parts to prevent future leaks. It is also highly recommended to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. 

Maintains boiler warranty

Depending on your manufacturer, you may be required to have your boiler serviced annually in order to maintain its warranty. Boiler manufacturers know how important a regular boiler service is, which is why they will not often provide cover for a boiler that has not been regularly serviced. Boilers require maintenance and care to prevent break breakdowns and keep them running efficiently for longer so, for most people, having it serviced annually is important to ensure your warranty is valid.  

It’s a legal requirement

If you’re a landlord, it is a legal requirement for you to have gas safety checks carried out on your property annually. This is because your tenants’ safety is your responsibility. The required checks that need to be carried out every year include boilers, as well as any other gas appliances on the property.

Looking to get your boiler serviced?

Even if you are not required to service your boiler for your warranty and you’re not a landlord, there are still many benefits to having your boiler serviced annually, especially as the colder months approach. If you haven’t had your boiler serviced in over a year, get in touch with our team today – they will be happy to talk you through your options. 

Give us a call on 0117 287 2811 or drop us an email at office@williamsswltd.co.uk to find out more about our boiler services.

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