The essential guide to boiler maintenance

Having to undergo repairs on your boiler can be as expensive as it is inconvenient. It’s far better to keep an eye on your boiler, ensuring that it’s working at its most efficient at regular intervals, than to be forced to fork out for repairs – or to experience unnecessarily high energy bills over the colder months. But what do you need to know about boiler maintenance?

The essentials

The first thing you can do to make sure that you’re getting the most from your boiler is to put it through annual servicing. The cost of doing so is likely to pale into insignificance when compared to the amount you could otherwise be spending on unforeseen repairs. A boiler which isn’t cared for regularly is also likely to be inefficient, costing more than it needs to in running costs.

With a standard service from British Gas, you can expect the following:

  • Functionality testing of all components.
  • Inspection and cleaning of all pipes and components.
  • Replacement of any parts which are no longer functioning.

Why is boiler maintenance important?

Boiler maintenance is key to ensuring that your boiler is safe. While rare, gas leaks can be very dangerous and are often difficult to detect in your home. Having professional work carried out on your boiler is the best way to protect yourself against such disaster.

Whilst it should go unsaid, it’s also important to note that work should never be carried out by anyone other than a qualified professional. The primary reason for this is safety, but it could also prove costly to have to repair any mistakes made by an inexperienced engineer.

All of our engineers at British Gas are fully qualified, and Gas Safe registered, meaning that you invest in a service you can trust. Our services are open to everyone, existing customer or not, and we even offer boiler insurance policies to help you manage the cost of repairs and servicing.

For those keen to save money when caring for their boiler, insurance is a great option. Depending on the level of cover you select, an annual service may even be included in the price. Speak to one of our professional advisors today to find out more.