Many homeowners and landlords don’t fully appreciate the importance of having gas boilers serviced at least once a year. We understand that it’s a boring subject and if your boiler is showing no visible signs of there being any issues, you may see it as a waste of time and money.
However, it is important to remember just how crucial your gas boiler is to your everyday life. Not just during wintertime. Particularly if it provides you with central heating throughout your home as well as hot water.
If you still don’t see the point unless your boiler is really old, take a look at some of the huge benefits of having it serviced annually.
Keeps you and Your Household Safe
As a fuel-burning appliance that has the potential to release toxic carbon monoxide into the atmosphere and that could start fires if it is faulty, one of the most important reasons for having your boiler serviced regularly is to keep you and your household safe. Regular services can help you identify issues when they are still in their infancy and not as serious, or as expensive to sort.
Helps to Retain Your Warranty
Regardless of what warranty you have on your gas boiler, most manufacturers have it written into the terms and conditions that you have it serviced annually to continue to benefit from the warranty. If you fail to have it annually serviced and a problem occurs, you may be unable to claim on the warranty and have it replaced or repaired for free.
Detect Problems, Faults and Damages Early
Are you a fully qualified and experienced gas boiler engineer? If you’re not, you’re unlikely to know exactly what’s going on with your boiler at any given time. Some problems, especially when they first surface, are almost invisible. A professional will know the signs to look for and the key checks and will be able to identify boiler faults and damages while there is still time to rectify the issues.
If these kinds of small and seemingly insignificant problems are ignored or are left unidentified, they could grow and become bigger, more expensive issues and even pose greater safety risks.
Increase Your Boiler’s Lifespan
While it’s true that the model and age of your boiler is what will predominantly determine just how energy efficient it is, over time that will decrease.
As boilers are expensive investments, you will want to stretch out the time between buying one and replacing it with another. The best way to increase the lifespan of your boiler as much as possible is by having it serviced on a yearly basis.
Landlords Are Legally Required to Do So
Are you a landlord? It is a legal requirement for you to have all your gas appliances and gas supply serviced annually. Ideally, you should aim to have the boiler serviced at the same time you have your full gas safety check, so that you have evidence to show current and future tenants that the appliances and gas supply in your property is safe and legally compliant.