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Boiler maintenance and why it is so important

Vicki Crawford

Written by Vicki Crawford, marketing advisor

The ‘ber months have arrived and autumn is near. As the colder weather sets in, most of us will be relying upon our boilers to heat our homes.

Temperatures tend to take a dip around mid-October and boiler switch on day is 17th October. People find themselves using their boilers more from this day than they have during the weeks leading up to this point.

The best time of year to get your boiler serviced is before you need it.

Having your boiler serviced each year is the best practice and here’s why:

Save on costly repairs

Efficiency saves you money. When your boiler is working, it doesn’t have to work as hard to produce the same amount of heat. If your boiler becomes less efficient, it consumes more energy. It also increases the risk of costly repairs and failure. The engineer can make sure it is clean, spot any parts that are worn, and replace them when needed.

Keep you and your family safe

Boilers produce very small amounts of carbon monoxide when working properly. The carbon monoxide should be vented through a flue exhaust to the outside of your house. During a boiler service, an engineer will make sure that all carbon monoxide is exiting your home. It is important to remember that you can’t hear, smell, or taste carbon monoxide. Find out more about carbon monoxide safety.

Extends the life of the boiler

Buying a new boiler can be a significant investment. Having it serviced each year can help to ensure it lasts longer and that you get more money out of your purchase (if you’re a homeowner).

Maintain the manufacturer's warranty and your home insurance

Double-check the warranty paperwork for your boiler. If it is not inspected and serviced regularly by a professional, it may or may not void the warranty. Also, having your boiler serviced may be a need for your home insurance (if you’re a homeowner)

Be gas safe and get your boiler serviced each year.


Useful links

Find out more about staying safe at home and what to do if your boiler is not working.

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