There was a time when there was no such thing as central heating, and when winter came, we would all have to wrap up in several layers and go to bed early! Admittedly, you don’t need to worry about your boiler on a daily basis but, can you be sure that come the first cold snap of the year your boiler will actually work?
While to most of us, a boiler breakdown is an annoying and costly problem, for some a lack of a working boiler can have severe health and financial repercussions. Care homes, nurseries, those with the elderly and young children at home are most at risk. Such problems can be avoided by getting your boiler serviced regularly.
Why should I service my boiler?
It is recommended that you have your boiler serviced annually. Not only will this ensure it is running efficiently and safely for the year ahead, but it will also validate any manufacturer warranties you have on the appliance. It also minimises the risk of breakdown and helps lengthen the lifespan of your boiler too.
Servicing your boiler keeps you safe
Regularly servicing your boiler ensures it is combusting fuel safely and efficiently, minimising the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a real danger to anyone with a fuel burning appliance in the home as it is odourless, colourless and tasteless, meaning that most don’t even know they are being poisoned.
This is particularly important for those who are elderly, vulnerable or those with children.
Servicing your boiler saves you money
Regular maintenance will almost certainly save you money in the long run – the cost of annually servicing an appliance can be significantly less than the cost of repairing or replacing a boiler which breaks down. Your boiler is one of the most expensive appliances to replace and can cause the most upset to everyday life.
What does the law say?
It’s not just homeowners who need to take note of boiler maintenance. Landlords are obliged to have a gas safety certificate by law and must ensure their boilers are running safely. An annual boiler service is an essential and relatively inexpensive piece of maintenance to undergo each year.
Avoid lengthy queues for repairs
We all know the pain of waiting in a queue with a call centre to arrange for an engineer to come out and once the cold weather hits, those queues can take hours to arrange a repair, that can’t be done for another week or two.
Let us service your boiler at a time to suit you and not only do you ensure it is working correctly, you can also avoid the panicked calls to engineers, the sitting in the cold and the having to wash in freezing water. No worry either about that unexpected bill or the desperate need to raid the rainy day fund either!
Who can service my boiler?
When your gas appliances need to be serviced or repaired, you probably want it done as quickly as possible. But taking a shortcut to find an engineer can end up costing you more in the long run. Always check the Gas Safe Register.
At National Maintenance we’re proud to say we are Gas Safe Registered. This enables us to continue our offering within the plumbing and heating sector instead of having to rely on external contractors and brings to life our ‘do more, please more’ motto.
If you want to be as prepared as possible for when winter comes, our fast, responsive service is just a phone call away! Call us on 0330 113 1117. Or, if email is more your thing, drop us a line here: https://www.nmservices.co.uk/contact/