Boiler servicing is vital to maintain your boiler’s health and life span.
In some cases, it’s a legal requirement. So whether you’ve just purchased a new boiler or currently have an older model, there are considerable advantages to having your boiler serviced regularly.
So what are the reasons and benefits of having your boiler serviced regularly?
1. Keep Your Warranty Valid
Most boiler manufacturers offer warranties/guarantees along with a new boiler. However, in some instances, they may refuse to cover the cost of repairs. For example, if your central heating system becomes clogged with sludge which seems into the components of your boiler, the manufacturer may refuse to repair it.
That’s why regular boiler servicing and performing a power flush is crucial to keeping your boiler running smoothly.
So, always check the terms and conditions of your agreement and ensure you service your boiler regularly to avoid getting repair costs.
2. Reduced Energy Bills
If your boiler isn’t running optimally, it will need to generate more energy to heat your home, causing your energy bills to increase. So it’s vital to protect your boiler and central heating system from debris, sludge or dust. You should also ensure your radiators are working sufficiently with no air is trapped inside; otherwise, you’ll need to bleed the radiators to release trapped and.
3. It’s A Legal Requirement
For landlords, it’s a legal requirement to have your boiler serviced regularly and provide Gas Safety Certificates to demonstrate that your property is safe to occupy.
4. Save Money On Repairs
Regular boiler servicing means that faults and problems can be spotted and dealt with before they escalate. It will help prevent your boiler from breaking down when you need it the most. It’s a good idea to service your boiler before winter sets in.
5. Improve The Life Span Of Your Boiler
With regular checks, you’ll likely increase the life span of your boiler. The average lifespan of a boiler is 15 years, but a well-maintained boiler could last a few years beyond that.
When it comes to servicing your boiler, always choose a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. This ensures that work is carried out by trained and experienced engineers who understand how to work with gas safely.
Never cut corners by hiring an engineer simply because they’re cheaper. In doing so, you may risk the health and safety of you and your household. Furthermore, you could risk invalidating your home insurance, and if you’re selling your home, you won’t have the necessary Boiler Compliance Certificate.