Getting a new boiler means years of hassle-free home heating, right? Well, yes, it should. But only with regular boiler servicing.
Hang on, why does a new boiler need servicing? How often should I have my boiler serviced? Who can service my boiler?
Read on to learn the answers to all these questions and more!
Why Do New Boilers Need Servicing?
This is a good question. After all, surely it hasn’t had a chance to go wrong yet!
New boilers don’t need servicing straight away. When the gas engineer installs your boiler, they will have checked it thoroughly. You can be confident that it’s running correctly.
However, regular boiler maintenance is essential to keep it running efficiently and economically. That’s why every boiler should have a service once a year. The engineer will also be able to spot any boiler problems that could be emerging during the service.
Another important reason for boiler servicing is to keep up with your warranty. Your boiler warranty will almost certainly be contingent on you having an annual boiler service. That means that if you neglect boiler servicing, you’ll invalidate your warranty.
If you develop severe problems and are looking at boiler replacement, you’ll have no comeback with the manufacturer. It’s much better on every level to avoid this with regular annual boiler servicing.
Who Can Service a Gas Boiler?
In the UK, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe register.
Only qualified and registered gas engineers can legally service a gas boiler. This is absolutely not a DIY project. You should never let anyone near your gas boiler, which is not on the Gas Safe register.
Gas engineers need to renew their registration every year. By choosing a qualified and registered gas engineer, you know that they are up to date with current safety standards.
Benefits of Having Your Gas Boiler Serviced Annually
Boilers are potentially very dangerous. If they are not serviced regularly, there is a risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.
An annual boiler service reduces the risk of all of these potentially fatal issues.
For everyday use, an annual service will also help you save money. It will keep your boiler running more efficiently, which will reduce your gas bills. This will also reduce your carbon footprint – a win/win situation!
Also, the gas engineer will be able to identify any boiler problems early on. This will mean the cost of boiler repair will be lower. However, if you don’t service your boiler every year, minor issues could develop into more serious ones.
It will also keep your boiler warranty valid. If you are a business owner or a landlord, this is a legal requirement. You need to ensure that you get a gas safety certificate for your business or rental property every year.
How Do You Find a Local Gas Engineer for Your Boiler Service?
Now you know the importance of annual boiler servicing, how can you find a local gas engineer?