Save money on repairs
Full-blown boiler problems can often develop from minor faults. An annual service will increase the chance that these are picked up on and fixed before they become a problem, saving you money and future hassle.
Reduce your heating costs
The engineer who undertakes your annual boiler service will make sure that it is running as efficiently as possible. This will go a long way towards making sure that you minimise your heating bills.
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning
Boilers that aren’t properly installed, maintained or ventilated can produce carbon monoxide. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, drowsiness, nausea, breathlessness and stomach pains. Signs are hard to spot and can be confused with tiredness or a cold. Unfortunately this silent killer can’t be seen or smelt, so it really is important to make sure your boiler is serviced at least once a year.
If you’re a landlord, it’s the law
It is important to remember that all different types of boilers are serviced differently. The types of boiler commonly used are:
- Gas boiler
- Oil boiler
- Solid fuel boiler.
Finding the right help
A boiler is the heart of every home, even more so in winters so it is very important to find the right professionals for annual boiler servicing. The market is swamped by untrained service people, who may be charging less or more money than the competition but might not deliver the best service and/or adhere to gas regulations along with health and safety regulations. Boiler explosions and fires are quite common in low income regions of the world where people can’t afford to nor are very concerned to ensure annual boiler servicing.
It is rather easy to find service personnel for annual boiler servicing but it is imperative to find the right people by checking their references by other people that have had work done by them and previous records of service.