With the recent cold weather now in retreat, our poor boilers can finally get some well-earned rest, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear just yet. As it stands, the UK is one of the largest markets for boilers in the world and as such we have huge dependency on mechanical friends all year round.
If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your boiler then you need to know that having it regularly serviced is a great way to keep your home running smoothly and efficiently. So why should you get your boiler regularly serviced?
Naturally, one of the biggest reasons you should be having your boiler regularly serviced is to ensure that you’re not wasting money on heating that you simply don’t need. If you feel that your boiler is costing you a small fortune each month, or that your home still feels a little too chilly, then it might be time to get your boiler checked.
There are a number of reasons that a boiler might not be performing as well as it should but one of the big ones is simply a lack of efficiency. As the boiler experiences natural wear and tear it will lose its edge when utilising your fuel, by having it serviced properly you can eliminate fuel wastage and ensure you’re getting more bang for your buck.
Another important reason to have your boiler serviced is that most insurance companies will state that your boiler needs to be serviced at least once every 12 months regardless of whether you feel it’s doing its job correctly or not. An un-serviced boiler can lead to many problems down the line, for both you and your insurer, by having it routinely checked it makes everyone’s life a little bit easier.
Once your boiler has been serviced and certified as fit for purpose then having this documentation on hand will make things a lot easier in future when dealing with insurance companies.
Possibly the most important reason on this list is safety. The last thing you want is an unsafe home and having your boiler regularly serviced is the best way to ensure that everything is running as it should be, minimising any potential risks to you or your property.
An un-serviced boiler is not only prone to breaking down or costing you money, but leaving it in disrepair for too long can cause real damage to your home or your health. According to stats released by the British Government, Carbon Monoxide poisoning, one of the more common problems with faulty boilers, leads to the admittance of 4,000 people to A&E and 50 deaths every year.
Peace of Mind
All in all a boiler maintenance check will give you a real sense of peace of mind. Knowing that the hub of all your heating is running smoothly and efficiently will let you sit back, relax, and properly enjoy your home.
Whether you’re cutting costs on your heating, keeping your family safe, or pre-empting any possible future repairs. By having your commercial boiler regularly serviced you can significantly reduce the many headaches that come with home maintenance.
If you want to schedule your next boiler maintenance you can do so right here with British Gas.
Sources: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-sends-4-000-people-to-a-e-each-year