It will save you money in the long-run
Although boiler maintenance might seem like an unnecessary expense at the time, it can save you money in the long-run. Chances are, if your boiler is heading for a breakdown, you probably won’t know about it until it’s too late.
A simple check by a Gas Safe engineer ensures that underlying issues can be nipped in the bud there and then, reducing the chances of them escalating into major faults later on. This can save you from having no hot water, needing costly emergency repairs or in the worst-case scenario, having to buy a brand-new boiler. The engineer will also check that your boiler is running efficiently, which may contribute towards a reduction in heating bills.
It will maintain your warranty
If your boiler is still under guarantee, it’s likely that the warranty will only be valid if you get it serviced yearly. So, if you don’t arrange an annual check-up, you may not be covered for breakdowns and repairs. Likewise, if you have boiler cover, you’ll need to read the small print as most insurance plans require you to have an annual service for it to be valid.
It’s a legal requirement for landlords
If you’re a landlord, it’s a legal requirement that you get any gas appliances in your properties serviced every year. You’ll also need to obtain a Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate as proof.
It can help when selling your house
While homeowners aren’t legally obliged to get a boiler service, it can help when it comes to selling your house. Potential buyers may want to see your boiler’s service history to check it’s in good working order.
Warning signs it’s time to book your boiler service
- Water pressure signal comes on and is displaying below 1-1.5 bar
- The boiler flame turns yellow instead of blue
- The pilot light keeps turning off
- Hot water is not as hot or flowing as well as it should be
- Smoke or stains around the appliance
How often should you service your boiler?
As boiler specialists, we would recommend never leaving your boiler for more than a year without a service. Our expertly trained engineers can service all makes and models of gas boilers across Yorkshire. We also provide a free boiler service as part of our boiler service and maintenance plans.
Get in touch with us today to arrange your annual boiler service.