For many homeowners, servicing the boiler is often overlooked and put off until the last minute. Some delay services until they find a problem with the boiler, and others fear the cost of a brand-new heating system. Home maintenance can be tedious and very expensive. It’s important to stay on top of these maintenance jobs, so you don’t get caught out.
Here are the best times of year to get your boiler serviced.
In the summer
You probably won’t be using the boiler in the warmer months and relying on it to stay warm. Engineers can identify any problems with the system and fix them before the colder months arrive. Regular boiler services can stop minor issues, like deposits building up in the boiler from developing into something much worse. You can prolong the life of your boiler and avoid any surprising costs down the line. When a boiler is run 24/7 in the winter, there is an added pressure on the system. You need to fix any potential problems before this pressure accentuates smaller problems. Get your boiler serviced now before the winter season arrives and your home starts getting chilly.
Carry out research
Always do some research into local engineers with the right qualifications to service your boiler correctly. Do not book an appointment with the first engineer number you can find. Ask around and see if your family and friends have any recommendations. After all, your boiler is an important part of the home, and it’s important to take care of it properly.
Don’t wait until you have a problem
You need to get your boiler serviced before you start noticing the problems. Homeowners often start noticing problems with their heating system when they turn it on in the winter months. Engineers are super busy in the colder months and receive plenty of emergency calls just like yours.
Get your boiler serviced ahead of the winter so you can choose a time that works for you. An emergency boiler consultation can be stressful, and your engineer might be fully booked already.
Your boiler might be inefficient
An older boiler can start running efficiently and costing you money. You can get an engineer to look at your boiler and assess the efficiency. Install a combination boiler and remove your older one to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
It’s important to keep the warranty for your boiler. Most warranties and home insurance require you to carry out an annual service on the boiler. It’s important to look after your boiler and fulfil the requirements of any protection you have on it. You may not have any cover if you fail to do the annual service and need to replace your boiler.
Get your boiler serviced now before the weather starts getting colder and engineers start getting busy.