Reasons to Have your Boiler Serviced
Boiler servicing is something that can often be forgotten about or simply ignored by those people who think problems will not occur. The issue with this is that if you don’t annually have your boiler serviced you could be leaving yourself open to more problems in the future.
Whatever your reasons for not having your boiler serviced recently, we’re here to tell you why you should have it serviced on an annual basis. Keep on reading to find out our top reasons, as to why you should have your boiler serviced.
Cheaper than a Boiler Replacement
Despite what people think having your boiler serviced doesn’t cost a large amount of money, despite what people may think. Having your boiler serviced is certainly more cost-effective than having your boiler replaced completely. It is important to identify small problems before they turn into much larger and more costly ones. Worst case scenario, your boiler isn’t fit for use anymore and you need a new one. Finding money for a new boiler when you need a replacement one might be difficult, so the smart move to make is to get your boiler serviced annually and save yourself the heartache of having to fork out for a new boiler when it could have been avoided.
Save Money on Energy Bills
Having your boiler serviced could save you a lot of money in the long run. If your boiler isn’t working properly for whatever reason, it could mean that you are spending far more on your energy bills each month, without realising. Depending on what make or model your boiler is and how long you have had it, will ultimately depend on how efficient it can really be. Having your boiler checked to improve efficiency will not only mean you can save money but will also mean that your boiler doesn’t have to work as hard and will use considerably less energy, thus reducing your carbon footprint!
It is a legal requirement for all landlords to have their boilers serviced in each property they owned, along with other gas appliances. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure these annual checks are done each year for the safety of your tenants. Gas stoves, for example, are another of the gas appliances that should be checked on an annual basis, along with the boiler.
Gas safety checks should be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, as they are legally qualified to do so. Make it part of your yearly routine to have the gas appliances serviced in properties you own, or you could fall victim to a hefty fine if you neglect your duties as a landlord.
Health & Safety Benefits
We have touched on safety a couple of times throughout this article, but not in any great depth. For health and safety reasons, having your boiler serviced annually could be a lifesaver.
Did you know? 4000 people are admitted to A&E every year with carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Department of Health. The symptoms that usually present themselves (headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapsing and lack of consciousness) are often assumed to be other common illnesses or infections. For that reason, it’s vital that you get your boiler serviced so that an engineer can check if it’s running safely and smoothly.
Have you had your Boiler Serviced this Year?
If your boiler hasn’t been serviced in the last 12 months you should consider booking it in. At Heatworks all of our heating specialists are fully qualified and gas safe registered so you know you’re in safe hands no matter what your heating needs are.