When the time for your boiler service comes around, it may be tempting to put it off or even to ignore the matter completely. Your boiler still seems to be in working order, so why pay for someone to look at it and tell you it’s fine? But just because your boiler looks like it’s working doesn’t mean it’s performing at its best, and there could be an underlying problem that could cause you a lot of hassle and expense in the future. Here are three reasons why you should get your boiler serviced every year:
1. Regular services minimise the chance of a breakdown
Take a look outside right now. It’s 27th February 2018, and Britain is having its coldest February week in five years, with the “Beast from the East” delivering snow all over the country. Here in Northampton we’ve only had a few flurries, but we’re set to get more in the next few days. Wouldn’t right now be the worst possible time for your boiler to break down?
If you don’t have your boiler serviced regularly, that’s the kind of trouble you’re inviting. Admittedly, most of the time boilers are in great working order with no problems. But if your boiler is developing a fault you’re not aware of, it could snowball into something bigger and cause real damage to your system or even become dangerous if left unchecked. This is especially true for older boilers. You could find yourself in the depths of winter with no heating. And even in the summer you use your boiler for hot water. Let’s face it – there is no good time for your boiler to break down. Regular services ensure your boiler is in good working order and minimises the chances of your family being left in the cold.
2. Services are cheaper than replacement boilers
A boiler service may not be as expensive as you think. At M Wilson Plumbing we offer a boiler service for just £50 plus VAT. That’s a lot cheaper than discovering that your boiler has packed up completely and you need to spend at least ten times that amount.
3. Services could improve your boiler’s efficiency
As part of the service carried out on your boiler, a Gas Safe registered plumber will ensure that your boiler is working efficiently as possible. If it is not running efficiently it could be costing you more money, but your plumber can help you to reduce your energy bills by making any necessary repairs or adjustments.
Getting your boiler serviced is a matter of money saving, peace of mind, and safety. Whether your boiler is due or overdue a service, it’s never too late to get it seen to. Contact M Wilson Plumbing to arrange your boiler service – we are Gas Safe registered, friendly and professional. Call 07983 138153 or contact us online using the form on the right.