Summer – The perfect time to treat your hard working boiler to some much needed TLC
Having a reliable and dependable boiler to provide hot water and heat is a daily essential. However, like many other things, it needs to be regularly checked and tested to make sure all components are working correctly.
An annual boiler service can prevent potential problems, avoid unwanted disruption, ensure maximum central heating efficiency and keep energy bills to a minimum.
Just like a typical car service, regular checks of your boiler can detect whether something is wrong or stop any issues from getting worse. In discovering whether a fault needs to be rectified, a qualified engineer can carry out the work competently and subsequently ward off future disruptions.
When you take into consideration how much the average household depends on their boiler and central heating, this will come as a great relief to most individuals. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, but you can rest assured that boiler breakdowns or central heating problems won’t likely become such a major issue if you have your boiler serviced annually.
In addition to uncovering defects or faults, an annual boiler service can ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved. A boiler that isn’t working to its capacity can have a very dramatic impact on your energy bills.
When carrying out a service, a qualified engineer will inspect and test all of the boiler components and replace any parts that are no longer functioning correctly. Thus leaving your home with a fully operational and efficient boiler.
Although the majority of modern boilers are incredibly efficient, even new devices can develop problem, they are less likely to develop issues if they are serviced annually.
If your boiler is incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or not regularly serviced, it can produce carbon monoxide gas. This dangerous substance is very harmful and can even lead to fatalities.
The usual symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and a loss of consciousness. What’s more, it is because these signs are easily confused with the most common of illnesses like flu, food poisoning and viral infections that detection can be even more difficult.
However, a regular service will ensure your safety is not compromised. Along with assurances over breakdowns, servicing provides invaluable peace of mind for health related issues.
Even so, it is highly recommended that you have an audible carbon monoxide alarm fitted in your home, because this harmful gas has no taste, smell or colour. These detectors can be purchased from DIY stores, hardware retailers, supermarkets, we also carry carbon monoxide alarms on the vans & can fit them at the same time as your annual service.
Call us today to arrange your annual service and ensure your boiler is in great shape before we head into the winter months.