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What are the Benefits of Regular Boiler Servicing?

You've likely heard of the importance of regularly servicing your boiler, but just why is it so important? Read on to see the benefits...

Boiler servicing keeps your warranty/guarantee valid

Most boilers come with an extended warranty/guarantee (the length of which is mostly dependent on the boiler manufacturer and installer). To ensure the warranty/guarantee remains valid, almost all manufacturers state that you must get your boiler serviced on an annual basis. If you file a claim and have not had your boiler serviced in the last 12 months, the manufacturer is not obligated to pay anything out, leaving you with a faulty boiler and a huge problem. 
Book a boiler service and keep your warranty/guarantee intact! Bare in mind, this may also be the same for your home insurance if your boiler starts a fire and causes damage to the rest of your home. 

To avoid gas leaks, book an annual boiler service

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can have potentially fatal results if found to be leaking in your home for an extended period of time. While leaks are rare, carbon monoxide still sends approximately 4000 people to A&E each year! To avoid adding to this statistic, it is crucial you book your boiler in for an annual service with our gas engineers so we can check for weak points and mitigate any potential issues. 
As carbon monoxide is a colourless gas with no scent, it's impossible to know when you are breathing it in (until you feel the symptoms). So, for extra peace of mind, it might also be worth investing in a carbon monoxide alarm that can notify you of any harmful gases in the air. 

Avoid the costs of a boiler replacement

A boiler that is correctly maintained and serviced should last anywhere between 10-15 years, hence why annual boiler servicing is so important. Let's face it, when you consider the costs of replacing a boiler, an annual boiler service which is a fraction of the price is a no brainer to avoid this unnecessary cost. 
Not to forget, you'll also save money on your energy bills as your boiler runs more efficiently!

So when is the right time to get your boiler serviced?

The best time to book an annual boiler service is during the summer months so we can identify and remove any problems before you need to heavily rely on your boiler during the winter months. This will also catch any problems that may have developed during inactivity throughout the summer.
In order to prevent problems in the warmer months, it is best to switch your boiler on for at least 15 minutes per month, in order to keep it awake and in good working order.

Book a boiler service with our gas engineers in Guildford

Are you located in Guildford, Farncombe or Godalming? Do you want to take advantage of a boiler service ? Give us a call on 01483 534552 to schedule a visit with one of our gas engineers! We also cover Shalford, Albury, Bramley, Woking, Shere, Gomsahll, Chilworth, Dunsfold, Farnham, Hindhead and all surrounding areas.