Boiler Servicing: How Come It’s Crucial?
An annual boiler service can keep you safe and save a little money
Many individuals consider boiler servicing a needless expense. Actually, a study conducted by uSwitch in 2013 demonstrated that 1 in 10 households (approx. 2 million homes in great britan) have never had their boiler serviced. However, if you miss out on your annual service, you could potentially end up with a boiler which is dangerous, undependable and costly to operate.
Read the information below to understand exactly why regular boiler servicing is critical.
Why Is Annual Boiler Servicing Important?
There are three key reasons for booking an annual boiler service:
Safety: If your boiler is not combusting adequately it could be producing toxic carbon monoxide fumes. You can’t taste, smell or see carbon monoxide, so if your boiler is giving off this dangerous gas, you may not realise until it’s too late. During your service the engineer will check your boiler for hazardous leaks, as well as spotting and repairing any probable issues before they develop into a problem.
Efficiency: Boiler efficiency is reduced with time, as the boiler ages and components become plugged with debris. During your annual boiler service, the engineer will service all of the boiler’s components, clean out your system and exchange any damaged components. This will make your boiler more efficient that can help to cut your heating bills, as an inefficient boiler uses more fuel.
Reliability: Your boiler, like all mechanical units, it’s subject to wear with time. When it is functioning at full capacity through the winter season, there is more strain put on the parts within the boiler. Due to this, it is more likely to breakdown during winter, leaving you and your family in the cold. A trained engineer will help prevent these breakdowns, by making sure that your boiler is in tip-top condition month in month out.