5 Reasons why summer is the best time to get your boiler serviced

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For some business owners, boiler servicing is one of those things that is often overlooked especially in the summer months. Your annual service, however, should take place during this time because of these 5 reasons.

  1. The boiler is not in use

During warmer summer months the boiler isn’t in use so this is the most important time to get it serviced thoroughly before switching on. Although the boiler is not active, it would have been hard at work during the previous winter, and at times throughout the day without any pause. In the summer months, since you are not using the boiler, it’s easier for engineers to tell whether there are certain things going on with the system; such as deposits building up in the boiler that requires attention. That’s one reason why having a service/health check prior to switching it back on is of utmost importance. If work is required, then it’s better to have it carried out whilst you are less likely to need to have the heating on.

  1. Any issues can be identified

Issues can be identified and dealt with before any major damage occurs. When a boiler is run continuously or substantially for a period of time (especially in winter months), there’s added pressure on the system. Therefore, regular service and maintenance can mitigate potential problems. There are some cases, however, where a service reveals a potential problem and when this happens during the summer, you have plenty of time to get the repairs done before you need to use the boiler regularly. In the worst case, if you need a boiler replacement, you have a bit of time to get organised to ensure that the work is done well before the weather turns cold outside.

  1. There are usually shorter wait times

During the autumn/winter, everyone is rushing to get their boiler serviced. This means that it can be difficult to book your appointment for the time and date you need. Just imagine how busy gas engineers are in the autumn – boilers across the country being turned on for the first time in months and many are probably not working properly; or at all. Beat the rush and book your service now instead!

  1. You can find a convenient time to suit you

During the autumn and winter months, it becomes more difficult to have your boiler serviced at a convenient time. Engineers are often less busy in the summer months which makes it extremely convenient for them to come out and service at a time that is more flexible for you. Because this is also the off-season for boiler maintenance, it is easier to make a booking with the company of your choice. You can often get the ideal time and date to fit in with your schedule.

  1. You will have peace of mind knowing that you’re winter ready

By having your boiler serviced during the summer, you can be certain you are ready for whatever the winter weather brings. This will give you peace of mind knowing that one of the most important pieces of equipment in your business is in full working order and ready to serve you throughout the winter. Being proactive in the care and maintenance of your equipment can save you money in the long run, especially if your boiler was to fail in the dreaded early hours of a winter morning for example.

Make commercial boiler servicing and maintenance part of your business plan. This is the best way to keep your boiler safe and reliable.


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