Always Service Your Boiler
All boilers should be serviced on a regular basis. This fact is undeniable. It’s paramount that your boiler is operating safely and efficiently, and employing the services of a qualified and experienced engineer to ensure that your boiler is up to speed will save you headaches in the future.
Here are the primary reasons why you should service your boiler regularly:
The cost of repair could be expensive
Routinely servicing your boiler will save you money in the long run. The service will thoroughly examine your boiler, and check whether there are any issues that need addressing.
Should your boiler have a serious fault that goes undetected for a long period of time, the chances are that you’ll incur expensive boiler repair costs, not to mention more than a few chilly nights! Gradual wear and tear over time is inevitable, so it’s advised that you monitor the effectiveness of your boiler and address any issues should they arise. If not then you could be stumped with an expensive boiler repair bill.
Is the boiler covered under the manufacturer’s warranty?
Having purchased a combi-boiler, or indeed any other boiler, it’s advisable that you check the manufacturer’s warranty. Many manufacturers state that a warranty is only valid if you’ve regularly serviced the boiler. If you haven’t then the repair cost could burn a substantial hole in your pocket, one that you simply cannot afford.
The risk of not servicing your boiler regularly could mean that, not only is your boiler less efficient but, it may end up incurring substantial costs if the worst happens. Make sure that you choose a reputable Gas Safe registered engineer to service the boiler. This way you won’t invalidate the warranty, and will have peace of mind that the boiler won’t fail in the height of winter.
A landlord is responsible for gas safety
Anyone property owner has a responsibility to ensure their properties are safe for occupants. Landlords must abide by the Gas Safety (Installations & Use) Regulations of 1998. All appliances and flues need to be checked annually.
Gas Safety certifications can only be distributed by registered Gas Safe companies, and are valid for twelve months. In order to be awarded this Gas Safety certification the engineer must be satisfied that all gas supply, appliances, gas flues and ventilation meets the specified criteria. Should any issues be identified, the Gas Safe engineer must carry out any maintenance and repairs, or request the gas company to turn off the gas supply, if necessary.
Regular servicing will keep your energy bills low
Having your business serviced regularly will save you money on your energy costs. Once a thorough service is completed your boiler will be working to full capacity, in other words it will be as efficient as possible. The service will include full calibration, checking for leaks as well as the build up of soot. Once your boiler has been serviced it will be more environmentally-friendly, as less energy will be wasted.
Finally.....fatal carbon monoxide will be detected by a thorough boiler servicing
Sadly, those that neglect to service their boiler are increasing the chances of serious, if fatal accidents occurring. Modern combi-boilers are at risk from leaking fatal carbon monoxide. Difficult to detect, carbon monoxide is known to cause headaches and flu-like symptoms, and in the most serious of cases – death. There really is no better reason to have your boiler regularly serviced is there?
To conclude, don’t make the mistake of delaying, or neglecting to service your boiler, you may come to regret it in the future!