Benefits of a boiler service
Your boiler is essential for heating and hot water, and when the winter comes it has to work hard to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. Because it’s such a key part of your home, keeping it running safely and efficiently is vital – and a regular boiler service is the best way to ensure it stays in peak condition. Here are some of the benefits of investing in an annual boiler service.
It keeps your energy costs down
As part of the service, your Gas Safe registered heating engineer will ensure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible. Soot can accumulate over time, meaning the boiler has to work harder to heat your home to the same level. Your engineer can help to prevent this from happening, which in turn will keep your energy costs down.
It extends the life of your boiler
A well-maintained boiler has a longer lifespan than one that isn’t regularly serviced, meaning an annual boiler service results in significant cost savings. A Gas Safe registered engineer can check all the working parts and ensure there’s no damage, replacing or fixing any items that need attention before they become a problem.
It ensures your boiler remains safe
A faulty boiler can potentially lead to gas leaks or a fire. Carbon monoxide is a clear, odourless gas that, if released, is highly toxic and can result in serious illness or even death. By having a regular boiler service, the chances of leaks or fires is greatly reduced, and you can rest assured your family is safe.
It keeps your warranty valid
Like all appliances, your boiler comes with a warranty. This typically covers the appliance for 10-12 years, but in order for the warranty to remain valid, most manufacturers insist on an annual service. It’s worth investing in servicing to preserve the warranty, as it could mean you don’t have to pay for certain boiler repairs that are covered by it.
It’s a legal requirement for landlords
If you’re a landlord or business owner, the law requires you to present a gas safety certificate to your tenants every 12 months. This means that an annual boiler service, carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer, is an essential responsibility.
Is boiler servicing worth it?
As you can see, there are several reasons why you should invest in an annual boiler service. Some people worry that the cost of a service is going to be unaffordable, but many providers, like Aura Heating, offer a boiler service plan to help spread the cost. Our ‘Service Only’ plan starts from just £8.25 per month and includes all parts and labour.
Choosing an Aura Heating plan also means you won’t have to pay an excess charge when you need us – our engineers are employed directly, meaning they charge a fixed rate, and with a 24/7 emergency call out service, we can be on site to resolve issues in no time.