If you want your boiler to work efficiently and heat your home for years to come, regular maintenance is vital. And the build-up to winter is a great time to schedule one in.
Want to find out why? Read on to find out 4 reasons why servicing your boiler before winter is important.
1. It will decrease the chances of it breaking down
A broken down boiler is never desirable but it’s especially unhelpful in winter. No one wants to be greeted with a cold home and water when it’s already freezing outside.
If you service your boiler before winter begins, this will significantly decrease the chances of it breaking down when it starts to get truly cold. This is because of the fact that during the service your boiler engineer ought to recognise any faults or small issues and fix them before they stop your boiler working correctly.
2. It could help prevent your gas bill increasing
It’s also important to service your boiler before winter because it could save you cash. Unserviced boilers can develop faults and start running inefficiently without you realising. This means that you’ll burn more fuel and get less heat, causing you to turn up your heating and spend more money.
When you get your boiler serviced, the engineer will see whether it’s running successfully and make modifications if not. This will ensure that you get the most possible heat from the fuel you spend money on. It’s brilliant to save money whatever the time of year, but in the run-up to Christmas it’s particularly valuable.
3. It will keep you and your household safe
Safety is another major reason to service your boiler. Malfunctioning gas boilers can leak carbon monoxide gas, which can be deadly if you do not have an effective carbon monoxide detector.
In a service, your engineer will ensure that your boiler’s safe and not letting any dangerous gasses into your home. It makes sense to do this before winter starts, as this is when you’ll be using your boiler the most so will be more at risk. Be sure to arrange a Gas Safe registered engineer to do your boiler work.
4. It will make your boiler last longer
Servicing your boiler is also a brilliant way to increase how long it lasts. Like a vehicle, if you take care of it then your boiler will last considerably longer than if you do not. Servicing your boiler before winter begins should get you through the winter and ideally many years to come.
So service your boiler before winter hits to keep your home warm and your houshold and bank balance safe.
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