Have you any idea when your boiler was last serviced? If like many people, you’re not sure, now is a good time to check. Boilers need servicing once a year. This applies whether your boiler is gas, oil or solid fuel. In this post, we are going to look at the main reasons why an annual service is recommended. We’ll also take a look at what might happen if you don’t contact a boiler servicing company once a year (hint: it’s not good)!
Boilers are Dangerous
It is tempting to try and save money by not servicing your boiler, but is reducing your annual expenditure by a small sum really worth the risk? Faulty boilers are dangerous. They can leak carbon monoxide; which is colourless, odourless and deadly. Every year, around 50 people die due to carbon monoxide poisoning. You can prevent this from happening to your family with an annual service.
Aside from the safety issues, the top reason why we advise our customers to book a boiler servicing appointment is that it will save them money in the long run. Poorly maintained boilers are less efficient. They use more fuel and parts are more likely to break down.
When you book a service, the engineer will ensure your boiler is running at its most efficient. If any parts are ready to be replaced, they will let you know. After all, it’s better to replace a faulty part now than have to pay a hefty call-out fee on a Sunday!
It’s a Legal Requirement in Some Instances
Don’t forget that in some instances, an annual boiler service is a legal requirement. For example, landlords are required to have appliances checked once a year and to provide safety certificates for tenants. Businesses must also service boilers annually. Don’t ignore your obligations! As well as being a safety risk, you could also end up with a nasty fine!
Book Your Boiler Servicing Appointment
If you are ready to make an appointment for a boiler servicing, Leeds and all surrounding areas are covered by us. Put a reminder on your smartphone to make sure you don’t forget to book, whether it is a domestic, commercial or industrial boiler. If you need any advice about what to expect from an annual boiler service, give us a call today. We are always happy to help!