Routinely servicing your boiler will support sustaining your boiler’s efficiency and how it functions, and it can also save you money. However, these are not the only benefits of frequent boiler checks.
Below, our expert team have highlighted 3 key reasons why you should regularly service your boiler.
1. Helps protect against breakages
When boilers and other gas appliances are not regularly serviced, they are more prone to breaking down. Routine servicing of your home appliances will reduce the possibility of this, meaning you can avoid any unexpected repair bills.
A gas leak or breakage can be costly to repair, especially if you are a landlord and have multiple properties to manage. However, we offer landlord boiler cover to ensure that the heating in all your properties is working as intended. We will also provide a Gas Safety Certificate for every inspection under a landlord boiler insurance plan, so you and your tenants can relax knowing that your property is well cared for. Not only this, but our landlord boiler cover comes with a free annual service to help keep your properties in line with the current safety standards without needing to book multiple services.
2. Increase appliance efficiency
With the energy price cap rising this month, the BBC predicts that the average electricity and gas bill for a typical household on a standard tariff will rise by almost £700 a year. Combining this with the ongoing supply chain problems in Europe and escalating geopolitical issues, it is likely that these costs will continue to rise.
Sky News also reports that the energy price cap increased last October and again this month by an unprecedented 54%, so a further increase in energy costs is expected due to growing inflation. It is therefore important to ensure that your appliances are as efficient as possible to minimise the cost of running your boiler.
Consider installing a smart heating control system, which will help you monitor and adjust the heating of your home from compatible devices, and help you measure your energy use. In addition to this, having a service carried out by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer will also help to ensure your appliances are running as efficiently as possible. They will carry out all the necessary checks to ensure that the appliances are running as instructed by the manufacturers’ recommendations. This is essential as this service will identify any problems with gas pressures, helping to reduce your bills.
3. Reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
A poorly maintained boiler or heater might leak carbon monoxide, which can be extremely harmful and even deadly when inhaled. As carbon monoxide is invisible and odourless, it is difficult to detect in your home. If you aren’t sure whether your boiler has been serviced recently, it’s imperative to have your boiler checked to be on the safe side.
Failing to service your boiler could prove fatal, so it is crucial to make sure you book an annual check-up.