Is an annual service for my boiler necessary or is it just a waste of money? This is one of the most commonly asked questions in the heating industry.
Many boiler installation companies offer warranties or guarantees of up to 10 years when you purchase a boiler from their website, but they will only be valid if you get your boiler serviced annually.
Your boiler is one of the hardest working appliances in the household, providing you with essential heat and hot water daily.
It’s easy to take it for granted until something goes wrong, and it breaks down. An annual service by a reputable company is a failsafe to prevent this occurrence from happening.
In the same way that a car has to pass an MOT to keep it roadworthy, you can think of an annual boiler service in the same way – it’s a safety check to make sure it’s all working properly and by getting it checked regularly you can catch small issues before they turn into major issues.
This could save you money on costly repairs or even replacement, but it also gives you peace of mind that your boiler is safe.
After all, your boiler burns fuel every day, this has the potential to be dangerous so why would you take a chance?
One of the biggest dangers is Carbon Monoxide poisoning; known as the “silent killer” due to it’s lack of smell or taste, making it undetectable by humans kills more people in the U.S every year than mass shootings and is responsible for up to 60 deaths in England and Wales.
Hundreds of thousands visit hospital with symptoms related to Carbon Monoxide poisoning with symptoms including headaches, dizziness, stomach pain and shortness of breath.
If you don’t get your boiler serviced annually, it’s recommended that you ensure your home is fitted with a Carbon Monoxide detector.
A boiler is a complex machine with complicated electrical and mechanical components, the more complicated the machine the more likely it is that something will go wrong.
It’s not uncommon for new boilers to have issues, this can be down to faulty parts or bad fitting.
Another reason to get your boiler serviced annually is that a lot of manufacturers will insist that an annual service by a fully qualified heating engineer is essential to ensure your warranty remains valid…
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