5 Reasons You Should Service Your Boiler Annually
Why should I service my boiler? How often should I service my boiler? Do I even need to service my boiler at all? What’s the worst that could happen if I don’t get my boiler serviced?
These are all questions we’re asked on a regular basis. The truth is, regularly servicing your home or business’ boiler is more important than you might think.
Here are 5 reasons you should service your boiler annually:
SAVE LIVES. A faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous. According to government statistics, each year in the UK, around 4,000 people go to A&E with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to leaking boilers, 200 people are hospitalised and on average, 50 adults and children die. A Gas Safe qualified boiler engineer will check for and fix any leaks or weak points during a service.
REDUCE YOUR FUEL BILLS. A fully qualified boiler engineer will make sure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible and isn’t squandering energy – this will save you money on your bills, as well as cutting your home or business’ carbon footprint.
SAVE MONEY ON BOILER REPAIRS. If you periodically make sure your boiler’s working correctly, you can save money on future repairs. A fully qualified boiler engineer can fix any minor issued that, left unrepaired, could cause significant malfunctions and costs later on.
ENSURE YOUR INSURANCE IS VALID. Most boiler warranties and some home and business insurance policies require that you ensure your boiler is safe to use. An annual boiler service will meet most insurance policy requirements, though it’s best to check with your insurance provider just to be sure.
STAY LEGAL (BUSINESSES ONLY). Businesses are legally obliged to keep your gas, LPG and oil appliances and installations maintained and safe to use, and must provide a genuine Gas Safe certificate for gas boilers. Your key legal obligations can be found in The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 and Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
For more information on servicing your boiler and what it involves, visit our Annual Boiler Servicing page. If you have any questions, are dedicated efficient heating team are here to help, and happy to give you any advice you might need. Get in touch today.
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