It is easy to forget about a boiler service, with this said it is vital that you keep your boiler in the best possible condition, this can save you money and a lot of frustration in the future by helping to prevent boiler breakdowns. If you don’t get your boiler serviced on at least an annual basis then this can lead to potentially dangerous problems.
Boilers Need At Least One Service A Year
When it comes to boiler servicing, you should be remembering to have your boiler serviced at least once a year. By having an annual boiler service, you can ensure that your boiler is working as it should be and that any problems that may have been affecting your system can be addressed and fixed before something more serious goes wrong. A boiler service has the additional benefit of keeping your boiler within warranty. Most warranties will be voided if you don’t keep up to date with boiler servicing. There are also legal responsibilities for those that are responsible for properties. Landlords, for example, are legally required to conduct regular boiler servicing in any and all of their tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act (1984). By not doing so, you are putting your Landlord Gas Safety Certificate at risk. Whatever the case, making sure your boiler is annually serviced is essential to keeping your home safe, heated and comfortable.
Aside from an annual boiler service, there are other reasons you may need a service at other times throughout the year. Moving house is a prime example of when having a boiler service may be necessary. When moving into a new property, you may not know when the last boiler inspection took place so it’s best practice to have a professional come out to service the boiler to find out if there are any problems from the previous owner.
If you are experiencing problems with your boiler, it is important that you don’t wait until your boiler is due it’s next service to address the issues. If something is not quite right with your boiler at any time it is vital that you contact your local Gas Safe registered engineer to come and diagnose and fix the problem.
What Is The Best Time Of Year For A Boiler Service?
Understanding that your boiler needs servicing is half the battle when it comes to keeping your heating running at optimum efficiency. The last thing anyone wants is their boiler breaking down leaving them without hot water and heating, particularly during the colder months.
The last thing anyone want is a boiler breakdown, but winter breakdowns are much more inconvenient, this is why it makes sense to have your boiler serviced during the warmer months so that your boiler is in tip top condition ready to heat your home during the colder months. The main benefit of servicing your boiler in the warmer months is that if your boiler needs to be switched off to repair any issues then you won’t be left sat in a freezing house while the repairs take place. Another bonus to getting your boiler serviced during the warmer months is that this tends to be a quieter period meaning there is generally less waiting time.
Although it’s more convenient to service your boiler in the summer, it is still important to be prepared if a problem occurs during winter. Having a quality emergency heating engineer on hand can keep you covered all year round. Whatever your reasons, making sure to service your boiler in the summer can save you from a lot of stress come wintertime.
If you need your boiler servicing or need your boiler repairing then contact JWC Plumbing & Heating today – 0151 345 4039