We often get asked ‘Do I really need to have my boiler serviced every year?’. The answer to our customers is always yes and we thought it would be useful to detail why the team at Seven Plumbing & Heating believe having your boiler serviced is as important as having your car’s MOT each year.
To keep your family safe
Unfortunately each year a number of people fall ill and there are fatalities from carbon monoxide leakage on boilers. Carbon monoxide is often dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because it is odourless and tasteless. These leaks may be due to bad installation or an issue that has occurred over time and a boiler service will help flag any issues.
To keep your boiler under warranty
Many people do not realise that one of the conditions of a manufacturers warranty is that the boiler has to be serviced annually by a competent, gas safe registered, engineer. If you do not have a service record and you develop issues with your boiler the manufacturer could decide not to cover the costs of any repairs or parts. Also, if there is ever any damage caused to your home by an unserviced boiler then your home insurer may not pay out.
To save money on your fuel bills
An annual service gives a gas safe registered engineer the opportunity to spot any issues with your boiler before they become costly problems. They will ensure you boiler is running efficiently and this will in turn ensure that your heating bills are representative of your usage.
To prolong the life of your boiler
Over time boilers parts start to degrade and fail. By having annual services your registered engineer will be able to identify parts that are wearing out and replace them. This means you prevent longer term problems and will get many more years service out of your boiler.
If you are a landlord it is the law
If you are a landlord then you are legally bound by law to have annual gas safety checks carried out. Not just on boilers but on all gas appliances in your property e.g. gas stoves. It is the landlords responsibility to ensure the safety of their tenants. In addition to an annual check it is a good idea to have the appliance checked between tenants. You can book a landlords gas safety check with one of our engineers.
A boiler service takes approximately one hour. If you would like to book in for a boiler service you can do this on our website or call us on 07940252026.