If you want your boiler to work well and keep your home cosy for years to come, regular servicing is key. And the run-up to winter is a brilliant time to book one in. Want to know why? Read on to find out 4 reasons why it’s important to service your boiler before winter hits.
1. It will reduce the chances of it breaking down
A broken down boiler is never ideal but it’s particularly inconvenient in winter. No one wants to wake up or come home to a chilly house and no hot water when it’s already cold outside.
If you service your boiler before winter hits, this will massively reduce the chances of it breaking down when it starts to get really cold. This is because during the service your boiler engineer should spot any faults or minor issues and fix them before they stop your boiler working properly.
2. It will help stop your gas bill creeping up
Another reason to service your boiler before winter hits is that it could save you money. Neglected boilers can develop faults and start running inefficiently without you noticing. This means that you’ll burn more fuel and get less heat, leading to you turning up your heating and your fuel bill creeping up.
When you get your boiler serviced, the engineer will check that it’s running efficiently and make alterations if not. This will ensure that you get the most possible heat out of the fuel you pay for. It’s great to save money whatever the time of year, but in the run-up to Christmas it’s especially handy.
3. It will keep you and your household safe
Safety is another important reason to service your boiler. Faulty gas boilers can leak carbon monoxide, which can be fatal if you don’t have an effective carbon monoxide detector.
During a service, your engineer will check that your boiler’s safe and not emitting any harmful gasses into your home. It makes sense to do this before winter, as this is when you’ll be using your boiler the most and so will be more at risk. Make sure you always book a Gas Safe registered engineer to do your boiler work.
4. It will increase the lifetime of your boiler
Servicing your boiler is also a brilliant way to increase its lifetime. Like your car, if you maintain it well then your boiler will last considerably longer than if you don’t. Servicing your boiler before winter hits will give you peace of mind that it’ll last through the cold weather and hopefully for many years to come.
So service your boiler before it gets really chilly to keep your home warm and your household and bank balance safe.
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