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5 Reasons why you should service your gas boiler annually.

Autumn is just around the corner & we could all soon have to bite the bullet & switch on our heating systems once again. Make sure your heating will come on when needed by having your boiler serviced before the colder weather starts. Here are 5 reasons why you should service your boiler annually;

SAFETY – A faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous. According to government statistics, each year in the UK, around 4,000 people go to A&E with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to faulty boilers, 200 people are hospitalised and on average, 50 adults and children die. A Gas Safe qualified boiler engineer will check for and fix any potential issues during a service.

REDUCE YOUR FUEL BILLS – A fully qualified boiler engineer will make sure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible and isn’t wasting energy – this could save you money on your bills. The savings made could easily pay for the boiler service itself over the winter months. We are happy to offer any advice on how you can make your system more efficient, from new smart controls to a brand new A rated efficiency appliance.

SAVE MONEY ON BOILER REPAIR – If you periodically make sure your boiler’s working correctly, you can save money on future repairs. A fully qualified boiler engineer can fix any minor issued that, left unrepaired, could cause significant malfunctions and costs later on.

ENSURE YOUR INSURANCE/WARRANTY IS VALID – Most boiler warranties and some home and business insurance policies require that you ensure your boiler is serviced annually. An annual boiler service will meet most insurance policy requirements, though it’s best to check with your insurance provider just to be sure.

STAY LEGAL (LANDLORDS ONLY) – Landlords are legally obliged to keep your gas & LPG appliances and installations maintained and safe to use, and must provide a genuine Gas Safety certificate for your records every 12 months. Be sure to ask your landlord for an up to date copy of your gas safety certificate if your property is rented.

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