4 Reasons You Should Get Your Boiler Serviced

Over a year, the average energy bill in the UK is more than £1000. That is no small amount of money. Little wonder you want to save as much money as you can on other household bills. Knowing this might make you consider getting your boiler serviced. It is very easy to think about doing that if you have insurance on your boiler but what if you don’t and you never get your boiler serviced. Here is the truth…

Rather than save you money, it may in fact be costing you more money now and even more money in the future if you don’t get your boiler serviced. How so? Read on to find 4 good reasons you should service your boiler and who you can ask for help in the Blackpool area.

1. Higher Energy Bills

The amount of energy you use is not just related to how often you have the heating on. It is clear that it is a major factor in the cost of your energy bills. However, have you considered the efficiency with which your boiler operates?

A car offers a good analogy. A car has lots of moving parts all of which can deteriorate and cause the car to operate inefficiently. The resultant inefficiency usually expresses itself in unwanted heat. Cars for good reason need to be serviced on a regular basis. A boiler is the same. It will only use fuel and distribute the heat efficiently when it is in prime condition. Anything else and you are wasting fuel and wasting money.

2. Maintain Your Warranty

It is reasonable that the manufacturer’s warranty is dependent on the owner looking after the product they have bought and are using. You cannot maintain the warranty on a car if it is not regularly serviced in accord with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

The same is true when it comes to your boiler. Very often a boiler needs to be serviced and a record kept so that if any problems develop you can claim against the manufacturer’s warranty. When everything is working well it is easy to forget. Don’t neglect this as it could have a disastrous impact on the validity of your warranty.

3. Stay Safe

You have heard of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and you know there is a risk when you are using gas at home. Yet, how prevalent is this problem? You may be surprised to know that in the U.S it is the third most likely cause of accidental death. On average, 4-10% of poisoning cases occur in children and 75% of deaths due to poison occur from Carbon Monoxide.

Don’t take the risk. Get your boiler serviced regularly and the engineer will be able to detect if there are any problems and do something about it before it is too late and something tragic happens.

4. Nip It in the Bud

One of the main philosophies of servicing, is prevention of bigger problems. All too often repairs can be expensive, or at least more expensive than maintenance and prevention.  It is far better to spend a little money that you can afford on an annual basis than be hit with an expensive and unforeseen repair bill that you have not prepared for.

Regular maintenance will help identify anything that could, if left unattended, escalate into an expensive problem. The worst case is that your entire boiler could need replacing, all of which can be reasonably prevented with regular servicing.

Boiler Servicing in Blackpool

If you need boiler servicing in Blackpool look no further than Poulton Plumbing. This is the time of year when people are using their heating systems the most. Don’t get caught out with a broken boiler. Get in touch with Poulton Plumbing to schedule your boiler service today.