Maintaining Your Boiler

We at Woolfoot Heating believe that a new boiler is an investment in your household and that, in order to protect this investment, it is advisable to take out a care plan that provides you with regular boiler servicing.

A boiler is an obvious necessity for any household, but it is also one of the most expensive necessities that a homeowner will have to outlay finances for. It is for this reason that boiler servicing and care are important – if you’ve spent a lot of money on a boiler, then we understand that you want to get the most out of it.

How Boiler Servicing Can Help You to Save Money

The benefits of engaging professional boiler engineers to regularly service a boiler primarily relate to helping you to save money in the long-term. It is generally recommended that a boiler is serviced once a year and by adopting a maintenance regime such as this then the homeowner can save money on two fronts.

A Professionally Serviced Boiler Lasts Longer

Firstly, like any product, a regularly serviced boiler will last longer. Estimates gauge that a boiler that is not properly maintained can last between 7 – 8 years, whereas a well-serviced boiler can last upwards of 15 years.

Given that the average price of purchasing a new boiler and having it installed can cost anything between £2000 to £5000, we believe that it is well worth taking out one of our care plans (with prices starting at £5.99 per month) in order to sustain the longevity of your boiler.

Professional Boiler Servicing Increases Boiler Performance

Secondly, boiler servicing on a regular basis allows our engineers to ensure that your boiler is operating at its optimum performance level. It is important to bear in mind that a boiler with an efficiency rating of ‘A’ will provide you with a performance level of 90%, whereas a boiler with an efficiency rating of ‘G’ provides a performance level of 70%.

Performance Savings

In comparison, a boiler with an energy rating of ‘A’ can help to save an average of £320 per year more than a boiler with an energy rating of ‘G’.

A well-maintained boiler that undergoes regular boiler servicing continues to operate at a premium level and means that your energy bills will not increase. A healthy boiler requires less energy to start up and sustain heat, meaning that heating costs are lower over the long term.

Boiler Servicing and Safety

One often overlooked advantage of regular boiler servicing is that this maintenance also enables our engineers to check that all of a boilers constitute parts are in full working order and that your boiler is functioning safely. One of the most common problems that we have encountered when servicing our new customers who have boilers over five years old is a propensity to leaking.

This can be caused by any number of problems, or even a combination of problems, and so it is essential that your boiler be thoroughly serviced so as to address the root causes of the problem and prevent the problem from recurring. Indeed, given the proximity of boilers to electrical outlets, a leak isn’t the kind of problem that you want to resurface every few months.

Other less common problems that can also be associated with poor boiler maintenance are carbon monoxide emissions and the risk of developing an explosive ignition system.

Again however, a well-serviced boiler will help to eradicate the possibility of any such problems arising in the long-term.

Professional Boiler Servicing

There has been a noted increase in national supermarkets and car insurers diversifying into the market of boiler insurance and care. It is important to remember that these organisations often do nothing more than act as an intermediary between the consumer and a boiler engineer, who is often assigned to a property within his/her locale should any problems arise.

This not only adds a premium to the cost of the service but it leads to the somewhat ridiculous situation of having to ring the insurance ‘broker’ who then contacts a engineer who is on their books and the lines of communication can often become somewhat blurred.

A Personal and Friendly Service

We set ourselves apart from such impersonal and indirect means of communication by offering direct lines of correspondence between our customers and ourselves.

At Woolfoot Heating, we place an emphasis on a professional and courteous service that grows our business. We do not profit by carrying out unnecessary work on boilers and extorting homeowners, but instead by offering a reliable and honest boiler servicing and care plans that our happy customers are eager to refer to their friends and relatives.

We serve schools, hospitals, large commercial businesses and residential properties and hope that we can also help you to get the most out of your boiler. Contact us today to find out more!