You might have already heard a lot about the importance of carrying out annual boiler service but despite so much awareness being created, we do come across people who ignore boiler service The common reasons cited by them for not arranging annual boiler service are “It is too expensive”, “my boiler is working fine without annual service”, “I don’t have time”, etc. Though most of these reasons might sound valid, they are not. A boiler might be working fine without service, but you can never predict when it will shut down. Yes, boiler service is expensive, but it is definitely worth the money. To further justify the importance of annual boiler service, we are listing down all the advantages here.
The government of UK has passed a law which makes it mandatory for landlords to carry out annual boiler service. It is considered illegal to skip annual service. If it is either reported or comes to the limelight that you have not done the boiler service then you can be subjected to the judicial punishment which can be either imprisonment or hefty penalty. It is better to pay a small price and carry out the boiler service instead of paying heavy fines later.
One of the biggest threats posed by the boiler is carbon monoxide gas poisoning. Boilers might emit carbon monoxide gas when it becomes faulty. This is a poisonous gas which can cause server health problems for your family. When you arrange an annual boiler service, the heating engineer will ensure and fix all possible problems and will also test your boiler for gas leakage. Treating people affected with gas poisoning is difficult and it might even lead to death. This is where annual boiler service is extremely crucial as it safeguards your family.
Warranty and Boiler cover validity
Since boiler repairs are expensive we always recommend our clients to opt for boiler cover and purchase high-quality boilers with extended boiler warranty. It is also important to read the terms and conditions mentioned in the warranty policy. One of the common conditions for boiler cover and warranty validity is the annual boiler service. If annual boiler service is not carried out, both boiler warranty and boiler cover might become invalid. This is why one should never skip annual boiler service.
Frequency of repairs
A well-maintained boiler will last a lifetime while the others may not. Boiler service ensures that all the parts of the boilers are thoroughly inspected and if there are any problems found they are fixed. Annual boiler service will prevent boiler problems and will reduce the cost incurred for repairs.
During the process of annual maintenance, the heating engineer will fine tune all the parts of the boiler which will improve the performance of the boiler. This includes cleaning the burner and also the heat exchanger. When these parts are fine-tuned, it will enable the boiler to burn efficiently. Your boiler will consume lesser energy which will reduce your monthly heating costs.
We hope these benefits stress the importance of annual boiler maintenance and for the maximum benefit we recommend you to schedule the service before the winter.